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for percussion ensemble
Level: Advanced
Duration: 5:00
Personnel: 9 players
State Lists: Indiana | Florida | Texas | Ohio
Release Date: 2006
Product ID : TSPCE-11DL
Price: $43.00
Item #: TSPCE-11DL

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All sounds used in this recording (except log drums) were generated from Virtual Drumline software also by Tapspace.


Description

Written for nine players, Katraterra by Jim Casella is a concert piece which uses a variety of textures, instruments, and techniques to create a driving and intense feel. The 5/8 time signature dominates the groove of Katraterra with three emphasized beats of 1, 3, and the upbeat of 4, creating the motive which drives the 16-note based ostinato and all surrounding melodies. This weaves in and out of other time signatures but is intended to happen smoothly without obvious perception to when these changes occur. This, along with the inherent syncopations throughout, creates a challenging ensemble atmosphere. With driving solo statements, complex interwoven rhythms, and an organic ostinato to drive it, this piece is sure to offer an intense and entertaining musical experience.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • Vibraphone
  • 2 marimbas—(1) 4-octave, (1) low A
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (bongos, low conga, 4 toms, kick drum)
  • Cymbals (splash cymbal, hi-hat, 2 china cymbals, 5 suspended cymbals)
  • Accessories (4 cowbells, log drum, 2 brake drums, 3 woodblocks, 2 triangles, tambourine, Chinese opera gong)

Shared Recordings

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble (Singapore), under the direction of Jonathan Fox, performs Jim Casella's composition "Katraterra". Performance date: November 10, 2010.

Description

Written for nine players, Katraterra by Jim Casella is a concert piece which uses a variety of textures, instruments, and techniques to create a driving and intense feel. The 5/8 time signature dominates the groove of Katraterra with three emphasized beats of 1, 3, and the upbeat of 4, creating the motive which drives the 16-note based ostinato and all surrounding melodies. This weaves in and out of other time signatures but is intended to happen smoothly without obvious perception to when these changes occur. This, along with the inherent syncopations throughout, creates a challenging ensemble atmosphere. With driving solo statements, complex interwoven rhythms, and an organic ostinato to drive it, this piece is sure to offer an intense and entertaining musical experience.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • Vibraphone
  • 2 marimbas—(1) 4-octave, (1) low A
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (bongos, low conga, 4 toms, kick drum)
  • Cymbals (splash cymbal, hi-hat, 2 china cymbals, 5 suspended cymbals)
  • Accessories (4 cowbells, log drum, 2 brake drums, 3 woodblocks, 2 triangles, tambourine, Chinese opera gong)

Shared Recordings

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble (Singapore), under the direction of Jonathan Fox, performs Jim Casella's composition "Katraterra". Performance date: November 10, 2010.



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