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for percussion sextet featuring marimba and drumset soloists
Level: Advanced
Duration: 7:40
Personnel: 6 players
State Lists: Texas
Release Date: 2017
Product ID : TSPCE17-002DL
Price: $45.00
Item #: TSPCE17-002DL

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Performed by the Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Brian Zator, featuring soloists Michael Jones (marimba) and Cory Doran (drumset).

Description

True to its name, Jonathan Ovalle’s Epic Proportions is a sextet with bombast and tenacious energy. The piece moves through many feels and time signatures with rhythmic motives derived from the syllables of its title (E-PIC/ PRO-POR-TIONS) or (2 + 3). Likewise, Ovalle craftily orchestrates duos and trios to accompany the soloist as a way of reinforcing the numbers 2 and 3. Your ensemble will definitely need stellar soloists on marimba and drumset, but the supporting cast will also have to be conscious of polyrhythms and constantly changing meters.

Epic Proportions was commissioned by Brian Zator and the Texas A&M University–Commerce Percussion Ensemble and was premiered at the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN. 

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel
Chimes
Xylophone
Vibraphone
Marimba—low C
Drumset (snare, kick drum, 2 rack toms, floor tom, hi-hat, ride cymbal, China cymbal, splash cymbal)
Drums (2 bongos, 2 congas, piccolo (or firecracker) snare drum, snare drum, field drum, 4 concert toms, kick drum (on a stand), concert bass drum)
Cymbals (suspended cymbal, China stack)
Accessories (mounted castanets, 2 brake drums, 2 woodblocks, 2 metal plates, 2 cowbells, slapstick)

Description

True to its name, Jonathan Ovalle’s Epic Proportions is a sextet with bombast and tenacious energy. The piece moves through many feels and time signatures with rhythmic motives derived from the syllables of its title (E-PIC/ PRO-POR-TIONS) or (2 + 3). Likewise, Ovalle craftily orchestrates duos and trios to accompany the soloist as a way of reinforcing the numbers 2 and 3. Your ensemble will definitely need stellar soloists on marimba and drumset, but the supporting cast will also have to be conscious of polyrhythms and constantly changing meters.

Epic Proportions was commissioned by Brian Zator and the Texas A&M University–Commerce Percussion Ensemble and was premiered at the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN. 

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel
Chimes
Xylophone
Vibraphone
Marimba—low C
Drumset (snare, kick drum, 2 rack toms, floor tom, hi-hat, ride cymbal, China cymbal, splash cymbal)
Drums (2 bongos, 2 congas, piccolo (or firecracker) snare drum, snare drum, field drum, 4 concert toms, kick drum (on a stand), concert bass drum)
Cymbals (suspended cymbal, China stack)
Accessories (mounted castanets, 2 brake drums, 2 woodblocks, 2 metal plates, 2 cowbells, slapstick)



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