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for drumset and multipercussion
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 5:30
Personnel: 2
Release Date: 2021
Product ID : TSPCD21-001DL
Price: $28.00
Item #: TSPCD21-001DL

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Description

Chad Heiny’s Perched for drumset and multipercussion is a groovy, song-like duet that was written, as Chad describes, “to be a break from all the mental chatter that can distract us from living life to it’s fullest.”

The music is linear and melodic in nature, with both of the drumset and percussion parts playing unison lines on their respective drums. Because of these unison passages, this duet requires maximum cohesion from the performers. There are also moments for the players to improvise solo passages and, as in a jazz ensemble, “trade fours” and “trade twos.”

Perched was commissioned by Brett William Dietz and is dedicated to Brett and Stanton Moore who premiered the piece while Moore was drumset artist-in-residence at Louisiana State University.

Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

Percussion (splash cymbal, China cymbal, woodblock, cowbell, 2 bongos, field drum, 2 congas, kick drum)

Drumset (splash cymbal, crash cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal, snare drum, rack tom, 2 floor toms, kick drum)

Reviews

“Perched,” which was commissioned by Brett Dietz and dedicated to Dietz and Stanton Moore, is a delightfully challenging drum set/multiple-percussion duet. The multiple-percussion performer sounds almost like an augmented drum set player, so the composite combination is much like two drum set performers “jamming.” This 5½-minute duet permits both performers to dialogue with one another. There are obvious rhythmic cadences, and there are opportunities to trade fours and have some soloistic “ad lib” passages. Chad Heiny also achieves a special sense of unity with coordinated dynamic shadings from soft to loud, and subito changes of dynamics from loud to soft, which create superb contrasts.

The Tapspace website provides an excellent performance-quality audio recording for rehearsal and performance references. This duet is an excellent selection for the junior- or senior-level recital. “Perched” provides a uniquely spontaneous rock/Latin fusion, which will undoubtedly provide energy to any program.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 59, No. 4, August 2021

Description

Chad Heiny’s Perched for drumset and multipercussion is a groovy, song-like duet that was written, as Chad describes, “to be a break from all the mental chatter that can distract us from living life to it’s fullest.”

The music is linear and melodic in nature, with both of the drumset and percussion parts playing unison lines on their respective drums. Because of these unison passages, this duet requires maximum cohesion from the performers. There are also moments for the players to improvise solo passages and, as in a jazz ensemble, “trade fours” and “trade twos.”

Perched was commissioned by Brett William Dietz and is dedicated to Brett and Stanton Moore who premiered the piece while Moore was drumset artist-in-residence at Louisiana State University.

Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

Percussion (splash cymbal, China cymbal, woodblock, cowbell, 2 bongos, field drum, 2 congas, kick drum)

Drumset (splash cymbal, crash cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal, snare drum, rack tom, 2 floor toms, kick drum)

Reviews

“Perched,” which was commissioned by Brett Dietz and dedicated to Dietz and Stanton Moore, is a delightfully challenging drum set/multiple-percussion duet. The multiple-percussion performer sounds almost like an augmented drum set player, so the composite combination is much like two drum set performers “jamming.” This 5½-minute duet permits both performers to dialogue with one another. There are obvious rhythmic cadences, and there are opportunities to trade fours and have some soloistic “ad lib” passages. Chad Heiny also achieves a special sense of unity with coordinated dynamic shadings from soft to loud, and subito changes of dynamics from loud to soft, which create superb contrasts.

The Tapspace website provides an excellent performance-quality audio recording for rehearsal and performance references. This duet is an excellent selection for the junior- or senior-level recital. “Perched” provides a uniquely spontaneous rock/Latin fusion, which will undoubtedly provide energy to any program.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 59, No. 4, August 2021


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