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Cognition

for percussion ensemble
Level: Medium
Duration: 3:10
Personnel: 5 players
Release Date: 2021
Product ID : TSPCE21-021
Price: $35.00
Item #: TSPCE21-021

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Description

Kyle H. Peters wrote Cognition as an introduction to multi-percussion setups. The title refers to the mental process of acquiring knowledge through experience, reflected in the gradual introduction of each player’s instruments. Over time, a machine-like groove develops, leading to a dense percussive texture with a catchy energy.

The piece is written for 5 intermediate percussionists and focuses heavily on rhythm, groove, and the multi-percussion setups. Perfect for ensemble concerts or competitions!

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

Instrumentation

  • Drums — snare drum, bongos, 3 toms (med, med-low, low), bass drum
  • Cymbals — hi-hat, China cymbal, ride cymbal
  • Accessories — 2 woodblocks (high/low), cowbell, tambourine

Reviews

This energetic work full of rhythmic vitality is suitable for a young percussion ensemble. Each player has a small multiple-percussion setup, with staging and notation clearly laid out in the score instructions.

Kyle H. Peters states that the three opening musical motives are developed throughout the piece, which helps the rhythmic material stay pretty consistent. Although the composer gives the option of having a conductor, “Cognition” is a great introduction to unconducted chamber music in that all of the parts are equal in difficulty and exposure, and once the piece gets started it grooves along at a consistent tempo for most of its remainder (other than one fermata). Other aspects include coordinating unison rhythms and dynamics, as well as interlocking rhythms. This useful and versatile piece would work well for advanced middle school through beginning college ensembles.

—Joseph Van Hassel
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 2, April 2022

Description

Kyle H. Peters wrote Cognition as an introduction to multi-percussion setups. The title refers to the mental process of acquiring knowledge through experience, reflected in the gradual introduction of each player’s instruments. Over time, a machine-like groove develops, leading to a dense percussive texture with a catchy energy.

The piece is written for 5 intermediate percussionists and focuses heavily on rhythm, groove, and the multi-percussion setups. Perfect for ensemble concerts or competitions!

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

Instrumentation

  • Drums — snare drum, bongos, 3 toms (med, med-low, low), bass drum
  • Cymbals — hi-hat, China cymbal, ride cymbal
  • Accessories — 2 woodblocks (high/low), cowbell, tambourine

Reviews

This energetic work full of rhythmic vitality is suitable for a young percussion ensemble. Each player has a small multiple-percussion setup, with staging and notation clearly laid out in the score instructions.

Kyle H. Peters states that the three opening musical motives are developed throughout the piece, which helps the rhythmic material stay pretty consistent. Although the composer gives the option of having a conductor, “Cognition” is a great introduction to unconducted chamber music in that all of the parts are equal in difficulty and exposure, and once the piece gets started it grooves along at a consistent tempo for most of its remainder (other than one fermata). Other aspects include coordinating unison rhythms and dynamics, as well as interlocking rhythms. This useful and versatile piece would work well for advanced middle school through beginning college ensembles.

—Joseph Van Hassel
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 2, April 2022


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