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The Small Stuff

duet for multipercussion
Level: Medium
Duration: 5:10
Personnel: 2 players
Release Date: 2017
Product ID : TSPCD17-002
Price: $25.00
Item #: TSPCD17-002

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Description

As the title suggests, The Small Stuff by Andrew Richardson was written specifically to utilize the collection of small, miscellaneous instruments accumulated over the years by his percussion duo, DuOK. Richardson has found a way to bring these seemingly random instruments together in a syncopated, groovy, and tight-knit package. It includes "found" instruments like pots, pans, junk metal, and ceramic bowls. It also features an extended section for kalimba and tenor steel pan. Perfect for the percussion duo on the go!

The Small Stuff comes with a full, bound score. It includes a CD-ROM with an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

Instrumentation

4 ceramic bowls

2 woodblocks

2 metal pans or pots

2 Cowbells

1 piece of junk metal*

Doumbek*

Opera gong*

Seed pods*

Kalimba (in C major)

Tenor steel pan

Hi-hat

Foot shaker


*Shared 

Reviews

“The Small Stuff ” is a wonderful piece for multiple percussion duet. As the title suggests, the piece was written specifically to utilize the collection of small, miscellaneous instruments accumulated over the years by his percussion duo, DuOK. 

While a number of instruments are required for performance, the majority of them are small and the setup is very clever, with both players sharing several instruments. The opening section has both players on their own woodblocks and sharing a doumbek.  e middle part others one player the chance to exhibit pans skills while the other performer plays kalimba.  The piece ends with a more complex hocket using all of the setup. 

“The Small Stuff” is skillfully composed and is accessible in any performance situation. It requires players of equal talent and playing style who have a solid sense of time and ensemble cohesion. This piece would be appropriate for any undergraduate recital and up.

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 53, No. 1, March 2015

Description

As the title suggests, The Small Stuff by Andrew Richardson was written specifically to utilize the collection of small, miscellaneous instruments accumulated over the years by his percussion duo, DuOK. Richardson has found a way to bring these seemingly random instruments together in a syncopated, groovy, and tight-knit package. It includes "found" instruments like pots, pans, junk metal, and ceramic bowls. It also features an extended section for kalimba and tenor steel pan. Perfect for the percussion duo on the go!

The Small Stuff comes with a full, bound score. It includes a CD-ROM with an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

Instrumentation

4 ceramic bowls

2 woodblocks

2 metal pans or pots

2 Cowbells

1 piece of junk metal*

Doumbek*

Opera gong*

Seed pods*

Kalimba (in C major)

Tenor steel pan

Hi-hat

Foot shaker


*Shared 

Reviews

“The Small Stuff ” is a wonderful piece for multiple percussion duet. As the title suggests, the piece was written specifically to utilize the collection of small, miscellaneous instruments accumulated over the years by his percussion duo, DuOK. 

While a number of instruments are required for performance, the majority of them are small and the setup is very clever, with both players sharing several instruments. The opening section has both players on their own woodblocks and sharing a doumbek.  e middle part others one player the chance to exhibit pans skills while the other performer plays kalimba.  The piece ends with a more complex hocket using all of the setup. 

“The Small Stuff” is skillfully composed and is accessible in any performance situation. It requires players of equal talent and playing style who have a solid sense of time and ensemble cohesion. This piece would be appropriate for any undergraduate recital and up.

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 53, No. 1, March 2015



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