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Lonely City Suite (Download)

suite for snare drum in three movements
Level: Advanced
Duration: 3:30
State Lists: Indiana | Florida | Missouri | Texas | Ohio | Wisconsin
Release Date: 2006
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCS-06DL
Price: $14.00
Item #: TSPCS-06DL

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Recordings performed by Dr. Jason Baker, Director of Percussion at Mississippi State University.


Description

Written in three movements by Jason Baker, Lonely City Suite is an outstanding new solo for concert snare drum. It requires a virtuosic approach to the instrument and demands a high level of technical proficiency towards extreme dynamics and touch.

The first movement, Another Day in the Back Bay, combines techniques found in many orchestral snare drum etudes and "groove-like" micro-temporal structures. The second movement, Things Fall Apart, is intended to be a mixed-meter funeral march. The third movement, Last One Out, is in short rondo form (A-B-A-C-A) with the content of the "B"  and "C" sections consisting of expanding rhythmic cells.

Instrumentation

  • Concert snare drum

Reviews

Written from fragments of snare drum phrases compiled when the author was “desk ridden,” this three-movement suite is timed at three-and-a-half minutes, is primarily orchestral in style, and requires mastery of extreme dynamics and a sensitive touch. The first movement, “Another Day in the Back Bay,” contains mixed meters and broken micro rhythms throughout. Rapid changes in dynamics require a virtuosic touch. The title of the second movement, “Things Fall Apart,” is taken from a book by African author Chinua Achebe. It is a mixed-meter funeral march that begins at and ends at ppp. The third movement, “Last One Out,” is written at a fast tempo and is intense, building to a conclusion.

–Dr. Jason Kihle
Percussive Notes
Vol. 55, No. 3, July 2017

Description

Written in three movements by Jason Baker, Lonely City Suite is an outstanding new solo for concert snare drum. It requires a virtuosic approach to the instrument and demands a high level of technical proficiency towards extreme dynamics and touch.

The first movement, Another Day in the Back Bay, combines techniques found in many orchestral snare drum etudes and "groove-like" micro-temporal structures. The second movement, Things Fall Apart, is intended to be a mixed-meter funeral march. The third movement, Last One Out, is in short rondo form (A-B-A-C-A) with the content of the "B"  and "C" sections consisting of expanding rhythmic cells.

Instrumentation

  • Concert snare drum

Reviews

Written from fragments of snare drum phrases compiled when the author was “desk ridden,” this three-movement suite is timed at three-and-a-half minutes, is primarily orchestral in style, and requires mastery of extreme dynamics and a sensitive touch. The first movement, “Another Day in the Back Bay,” contains mixed meters and broken micro rhythms throughout. Rapid changes in dynamics require a virtuosic touch. The title of the second movement, “Things Fall Apart,” is taken from a book by African author Chinua Achebe. It is a mixed-meter funeral march that begins at and ends at ppp. The third movement, “Last One Out,” is written at a fast tempo and is intense, building to a conclusion.

–Dr. Jason Kihle
Percussive Notes
Vol. 55, No. 3, July 2017



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