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four duets for marching snare & tenor
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 6:00
Personnel: 2+ players
Pages: 16
Release Date: 2016
Product ID : TSPB-29
Price: $19.00
Item #: TSPB-29



Description

It "takes two" to tap off in this collection of medium-advanced duets for marching snare and tenor. These four pieces were smartly written by Brian Blume to function as audition pieces for a college-level program (or advanced high school level) or any time a snare player and tenor player want to get together to showcase their skills!

The pieces are short enough to remain attainable but will demand skill from each performer. Inside you’ll find:

 

Take Two — One phrase is followed by a second, similar phrase (a second take) through a variety of compositional devices. (1’40”)

Catchphrase — Phrases over the barline, phrases with space, and like phrases with different rhythmic values serve to challenge conventional wisdom. (1’20”)

Relentless — Mostly in 7/8 time, this one is relentless in its tempo and musical challenges. (1’15”)

Then Again — A throwback to more traditional rudimental works, you’ll find ratamacues, swiss army triplets, and even the double drag tap! (1’45”)

 

Take Two comes with a CD-ROM containing individual part PDFs and audio reference recordings. You supply the talent!

Performed by Brian Blume and Tim Perry.

Reviews

Take Two is a series of four intermediate-advanced marching snare drum and marching tenor duets. As the pro-gram notes state, “These were originally created to serve as collegiate level audi-tion material, but could also function well at the advanced high school level.” Each piece focuses on a basic concept and is very well written, both technically and musically.

The first piece, “Take Two,” is based on of the concept of an initial phrase followed by a similar altered phrase, hence the title. Contrasting dynamics and articulations between voices make this piece interesting for the performers, especially from an ensemble standpoint. “Catchphrase” involves more challenging concepts: phrases over the barline, phrases with space, etc. This provides the performers with several opportunities for duple to triple changes and metric modulation. “Relentless” is in 7/8 and stays true to its name. It is very straightforward throughout and ends with a dramatic accelerando. “Then Again” is evocative of a traditional march style with modern marching percussion sensibilities. It is rooted with traditional flam rudiments and sixteenth-note triplet rhythms.

Brian Blume has done an excellent job taking an instrumentation that can be highly technical and created thoughtful and interesting music. This collection would not only be appropriate for au-ditions but for marching percussionists who are looking for something with a lot of musical depth and subtly.

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 54, No. 5, November 2016

Description

It "takes two" to tap off in this collection of medium-advanced duets for marching snare and tenor. These four pieces were smartly written by Brian Blume to function as audition pieces for a college-level program (or advanced high school level) or any time a snare player and tenor player want to get together to showcase their skills!

The pieces are short enough to remain attainable but will demand skill from each performer. Inside you’ll find:

 

Take Two — One phrase is followed by a second, similar phrase (a second take) through a variety of compositional devices. (1’40”)

Catchphrase — Phrases over the barline, phrases with space, and like phrases with different rhythmic values serve to challenge conventional wisdom. (1’20”)

Relentless — Mostly in 7/8 time, this one is relentless in its tempo and musical challenges. (1’15”)

Then Again — A throwback to more traditional rudimental works, you’ll find ratamacues, swiss army triplets, and even the double drag tap! (1’45”)

 

Take Two comes with a CD-ROM containing individual part PDFs and audio reference recordings. You supply the talent!

Performed by Brian Blume and Tim Perry.

Reviews

Take Two is a series of four intermediate-advanced marching snare drum and marching tenor duets. As the pro-gram notes state, “These were originally created to serve as collegiate level audi-tion material, but could also function well at the advanced high school level.” Each piece focuses on a basic concept and is very well written, both technically and musically.

The first piece, “Take Two,” is based on of the concept of an initial phrase followed by a similar altered phrase, hence the title. Contrasting dynamics and articulations between voices make this piece interesting for the performers, especially from an ensemble standpoint. “Catchphrase” involves more challenging concepts: phrases over the barline, phrases with space, etc. This provides the performers with several opportunities for duple to triple changes and metric modulation. “Relentless” is in 7/8 and stays true to its name. It is very straightforward throughout and ends with a dramatic accelerando. “Then Again” is evocative of a traditional march style with modern marching percussion sensibilities. It is rooted with traditional flam rudiments and sixteenth-note triplet rhythms.

Brian Blume has done an excellent job taking an instrumentation that can be highly technical and created thoughtful and interesting music. This collection would not only be appropriate for au-ditions but for marching percussionists who are looking for something with a lot of musical depth and subtly.

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 54, No. 5, November 2016



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