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for percussion quartet
Level: Medium
Duration: 4:40
Personnel: 4 players
Release Date: 2020
Product ID : TSPCE20-016DL
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE20-016DL

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Description

Alan Keown’s pointilistic percussion quartet, Sand, is written in a minimalist style relying on the players to maintain a good internal pulse and place their sparse notes exactly in time. In this piece, players are required to muffle many of their notes on the shared marimba in order to create a small pitch bend effect. This is done by grasping the bar with the thumb and first two fingers after striking. Also, there are times when the bars are allowed to ring which will be in stark contrast to the muffled notes and helps display the many different timbral possibilities of the marimba. The result of the sparse parts becomes a cohesive melody interspersed with the percussive and “drummy” color of bongos to weave a composite whole.



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

Instrumentation

Marimba—(1) low A

Drums (2 sets of bongos)

Description

Alan Keown’s pointilistic percussion quartet, Sand, is written in a minimalist style relying on the players to maintain a good internal pulse and place their sparse notes exactly in time. In this piece, players are required to muffle many of their notes on the shared marimba in order to create a small pitch bend effect. This is done by grasping the bar with the thumb and first two fingers after striking. Also, there are times when the bars are allowed to ring which will be in stark contrast to the muffled notes and helps display the many different timbral possibilities of the marimba. The result of the sparse parts becomes a cohesive melody interspersed with the percussive and “drummy” color of bongos to weave a composite whole.



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

Instrumentation

Marimba—(1) low A

Drums (2 sets of bongos)



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