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From the Manor to the Heights (Download)

solo for snare and bass drum
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 2:05
State Lists: Ohio | Florida | Missouri | Texas | Indiana
Release Date: 2013
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCS-53DL
Price: $14.00
Item #: TSPCS-53DL

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Description

Composed for one player utilizing a snare drum and a bass drum by Jason Baker, this is like an old-school rudimental duet, but not. The side-by-side placement of the drums creates a nice visual touch, and the timbre changes provide plenty of sonic interest. The work’s title is drawn from the names of two neighboring Connecticut subdivisions, and players are sure to enjoy the trip From the Manor to the Heights.

Instrumentation

  • Snare drum
  • Bass drum (flat and dampened)

Reviews

Already contributing popular works to the snare drum repertoire, percussionist and composer Jason Baker now offers a new rudimental-based work for snare drum and bass drum. The performer is instructed to place a small concert or medium marching bass drum flat on a stand just to the right of the snare drum so that it can be played with sticks. Coming in at just over two minutes, the piece is in the style and tempo of a march and offers interesting dialogue between the two timbres. Performers should be comfortable playing clear diddles and drags as well as quintuplet and septuplet rhythms.

Great detail is given to articulation markings. Rooftop accents, standard accents, and tenuto markings are provided to help the player interpret the varied emphasis needed to perform this work. Sticking suggestions are also notated and correspond nicely with the two-membrane setup.

—Thad Anderson
Percussive Notes
Vol. 52, No. 2. March 2014

Description

Composed for one player utilizing a snare drum and a bass drum by Jason Baker, this is like an old-school rudimental duet, but not. The side-by-side placement of the drums creates a nice visual touch, and the timbre changes provide plenty of sonic interest. The work’s title is drawn from the names of two neighboring Connecticut subdivisions, and players are sure to enjoy the trip From the Manor to the Heights.

Instrumentation

  • Snare drum
  • Bass drum (flat and dampened)

Reviews

Already contributing popular works to the snare drum repertoire, percussionist and composer Jason Baker now offers a new rudimental-based work for snare drum and bass drum. The performer is instructed to place a small concert or medium marching bass drum flat on a stand just to the right of the snare drum so that it can be played with sticks. Coming in at just over two minutes, the piece is in the style and tempo of a march and offers interesting dialogue between the two timbres. Performers should be comfortable playing clear diddles and drags as well as quintuplet and septuplet rhythms.

Great detail is given to articulation markings. Rooftop accents, standard accents, and tenuto markings are provided to help the player interpret the varied emphasis needed to perform this work. Sticking suggestions are also notated and correspond nicely with the two-membrane setup.

—Thad Anderson
Percussive Notes
Vol. 52, No. 2. March 2014



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