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New Solos for 2015

New Solos for 2015

Percussionists rejoice! Our new collection of solos for the 2015 season is now available and ready for you to start dazzling audiences with. It’s one of our most diverse and creative offerings of new releases ever, including some fabulous solos for marimba, multipercussion, snare drum, hand percussion, and even timbales and foot percussion! See Below for an alphabetical listing of all the latest solos.

Alter Ego

for solo snare drum with audio soundscape

by Pat Jacobs

(Advanced • 8:20)


Chatterbox

for solo hand percussion

by Chad Floyd

(Med-Advanced • 3:00)


Constructive Interference

for solo multipercussion

by

Alan Keown

(Med-Advanced • 6:40)


Drachten-Elisabeth

for solo snare drum

by John Mark Reilly

(Med-Advanced • 2:00)


Echo Song

for solo multipercussion with optional assistant percussionist

by Gene Koshinski

(Med-Advanced • 7:00)


Elements in time – DEVELOPING

three snare solos for the developing drumme

by Danny Raymond

(Medium)


Elements in Time – GROOVY

groovy snare drum solos in four flavors

by Danny Raymond

(Medium to Med-Advanced)


Elements in Time – MASTERING

three snare solos for the competitive drummer

by Danny Raymond

(Advanced)


Elements in Time – TRADITIONAL

three traditional snare solos for the rudimental drummer

by Danny Raymond

(Medium to Advanced)


Mood for a Day

arranged for solo marimba by Rick Dior

(Medium • 3:00)


Over the Rainbow

from The Wizard of Oz

arranged for solo marimba by Robert Oetomo

(Advanced • 4:10)


Smile

Theme from Modern Times

arranged for solo marimba by Alex Stopa

(Med-Advanced • 3:20)


Till the Cows Come Home

for solo timbales with foot percussion

by Rick Dior

(Advanced • 7:15)

 


Roger Carter’s Vortex is here.

Just in time for the wrap-up of the 2014 DCI season, we’re very proud to welcome Roger Carter to our family of artists with his intricate battery piece Vortex, as heard performed by the 2014 Bluecoats drumline. Vortex is an aggressive marching percussion piece rife with challenging polyrhythmic ideas through a constant 12/8 meter. Extended grooves, sectional breakdowns, and dense, rudimental rhythms that laugh in the face of silly barlines, there’s no escaping this Vortex.

Vortex



New artists and solos announced!

The time has come – time to announce our next batch of summertime solo releases! This is a unique batch of creative, musical, and inventive solos for percussionists of all varieties!  We’re also excited to welcome Gene Koshinski, Chad Floyd, Rick Dior, and Pat Jacobs to the Tapspace lineup of artists along with veteran Tapspace artist Alan Keown. See/click below for more information on each piece.

 

Echo Song

ECHO SONG
for solo multipercussion with optional assistant

by Gene Koshinski

The simultaneous performance unrelated meters, ostinati, and melodic material drives Gene Koshinski‘s solo for multipercussionist and optional, echoing assistant. 


Chatterbox

 

CHATTERBOX
for solo hand percussion
by Chad Floyd

Chad Floyd‘s sneaky cool solo for hand drums utilizes a cajon along with a set of bongos and congas to create sophisticated grooves and textures.

 

 


Alter Ego

ALTER EGO
for solo snare drum with audio soundscape
by Pat Jacobs

This unique take on a snare solo by Pat Jacobs utilizes an audio soundscape created only from morphed sounds of an actual snare drum. This piece won first place in the 40th Annual PAS Composition Contest.


Mood for a Day

MOOD FOR A DAY
for solo marimba
by Steve Howe; arranged by Rick Dior

Prog-rock band Yes member Steve Howe’s famous flamenco-style guitar solo adapts beautifully to the marimba in Rick Dior‘s excellent arrangement.

 


Constructive Interference

CONSTRUCTIVE INTERFERENCE
for solo multipercussion
by Alan Keown

Two waves will become one stronger wave if they meet at the right point. There are many right points in Alan Keown‘s expressive solo for multipercussion.

 



2 New Marimba Solos Now Available!

We’re excited to kick off the summer segment of our new release calendar with two timeless classics, both of which are available today! We’ve been hard at work licensing these two new solos, which are the first of several that will be released in the coming months, and ensuring that the engraving and layout are painstakingly detailed. We think both will be surefire hits on your upcoming recital, so grab ‘em now and be one of the first to play them this fall!

SmileSmile
Theme from Modern Times
arranged for solo marimba by Alex Stopa

Smile” was composed in 1936 by Charlie Chaplin as the love theme for his acclaimed final silent movie Modern Times. Some two decades later, Nat King Cole’s rendition landed a spot on the Billboard charts.
Alex Stopa’s arrangement for solo marimba highlights the warm and mellow characteristics of the middle to lower register of the instrument while giving a casual tip of the hat to ragtime pianists such as Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller and Jelly Roll Morton.

 

 

 

Over the RainbowOver the Rainbow
from The Wizard of Oz
arranged for solo marimba by Robert Oetomo

As one of the most famous songs of all time, Harold Arlen’s “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz is a timeless treasure. In this arrangement for solo marimba, Robert Oetomo combines jazzy harmonies, quasi improvisation, and classical romantic influences to create a rendition that is mysterious, lyrical, and remains as heartwarming as the original.

 

 

 

 


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