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All Green Lights

for percussion duo
Level: Advanced
Duration: 4:30
Personnel: 2 players
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2023
Product ID : TSPCD23-001
Price: $35.00
Item #: TSPCD23-001

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Description

All Green Lights by Kyle H. Peters is a bustling and energetic groove-based multipercussion duet. The piece utilizes instruments from a traditional drumset in a multipercussion setup that is to be shared between the two players. When writing the piece, Peters was listening to hip-hop, R&B, and punk rock genres, which greatly influenced the overall work.

Musically, All Green Lights focuses on groove and energy through tempi alterations, unexpected time signatures, and interconnected patterns between the two performers. Throughout the piece, tempo markings slowly increase to give a sense of slow acceleration and perpetual motion. Coupled with the asymmetric meters and hocket-based grooves, Peters has created a mind-bending multipercussion duo.

All Green Lights ships as a printed, professionally bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Mounted kick drum (shared)

2 snare drums

Hi-hat

Cowbell

Jam block

Reviews

“All Green Lights” is a funky duo for two percussionists, about 41⁄2 minutes in length. The piece calls for a small and compact setup, with two shared instruments, making it accessible to performers who lack a large rehearsal space or the resources of a university percussion program.

The composer produces a feeling of forward motion with constant sixteenth notes throughout the work, often using the hi-hat as the focal point of timing. There is a regular emphasis on the second subdivision of each beat, creating an interesting, syncopated feel that is a defining characteristic of the piece. The music travels through multiple sections of increasing tempi, during which the players develop the thematic material in varying textures within the constant syncopated groove.

“All Green Lights” is a fun and accessible duo for percussionists. While it requires a strong sense of time from the players, the technical challenges are not overwhelming. It should be a good fit for strong high school drummers and university students.

—Marco Schirripa
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 4, August 2023

Description

All Green Lights by Kyle H. Peters is a bustling and energetic groove-based multipercussion duet. The piece utilizes instruments from a traditional drumset in a multipercussion setup that is to be shared between the two players. When writing the piece, Peters was listening to hip-hop, R&B, and punk rock genres, which greatly influenced the overall work.

Musically, All Green Lights focuses on groove and energy through tempi alterations, unexpected time signatures, and interconnected patterns between the two performers. Throughout the piece, tempo markings slowly increase to give a sense of slow acceleration and perpetual motion. Coupled with the asymmetric meters and hocket-based grooves, Peters has created a mind-bending multipercussion duo.

All Green Lights ships as a printed, professionally bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Mounted kick drum (shared)

2 snare drums

Hi-hat

Cowbell

Jam block

Reviews

“All Green Lights” is a funky duo for two percussionists, about 41⁄2 minutes in length. The piece calls for a small and compact setup, with two shared instruments, making it accessible to performers who lack a large rehearsal space or the resources of a university percussion program.

The composer produces a feeling of forward motion with constant sixteenth notes throughout the work, often using the hi-hat as the focal point of timing. There is a regular emphasis on the second subdivision of each beat, creating an interesting, syncopated feel that is a defining characteristic of the piece. The music travels through multiple sections of increasing tempi, during which the players develop the thematic material in varying textures within the constant syncopated groove.

“All Green Lights” is a fun and accessible duo for percussionists. While it requires a strong sense of time from the players, the technical challenges are not overwhelming. It should be a good fit for strong high school drummers and university students.

—Marco Schirripa
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 4, August 2023


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