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Detour

for percussion ensemble
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 3:00
Personnel: 13 players
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2012
Product ID : TSPCE-66
Price: $36.00
Item #: TSPCE-66

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Description

Detour, by veteran Tapspace artist Brian Blume, is a concise yet engaging journey through life’s little detours. Written largely in 5/4 at a moderately slow tempo, the piece makes for a nice challenge for a beginning-to-intermediate percussion ensemble as they detour their way in and around a four-chord motif. There is a section in the middle that features two short rhythmic solos on concert toms and snare drum.

Blume masterfully crafts this work to be a balance between the excitement of stops and starts and the stability of solid, driving tempo control, and the 3-minute performance time is at just the right length to make the piece usable in a wide range of concert performance slots. 

Why take the same old path? A Detour may prove far more interesting…

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • Vibraphone
  • 2 marimbas—low A
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, 4 concert toms, concert bass drum)
  • Cymbals (china cymbal, suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal)
  • Accessories (2 triangles, shaker, tam tam, wind chimes, temple blocks)

Reviews

This three-minute, medium-easy percussion ensemble was commissioned by Mike Bolla and the Center Grove Middle School North Percussion Ensemble in Greenwood, Indiana, for the 2012 Indiana Music Educators Association state conference. The Tapspace description of the work calls it “a concise yet engaging journey through life’s little detours. Written largely in 5/4 at a moderately slow tempo, the piece presents a nice challenge for a beginning to intermediate percussion ensemble as they detour their way in and around a four-chord motif. There is a section in the middle that features two short rhythmic solos on concert toms and snare drum.”

“Detour” provides a number of interesting challenges for young ensembles. While there is a significant amount of repetition for each performer, the composer also includes improvisation for some of the keyboard parts (pitches provided but performed in random fashion), concert tom, and snare drum solo sections, a few meter changes, and several unison ensemble rhythms. This is an excellent addition to the young performer ensemble repertoire.

–Michael Sekelsky
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 

Description

Detour, by veteran Tapspace artist Brian Blume, is a concise yet engaging journey through life’s little detours. Written largely in 5/4 at a moderately slow tempo, the piece makes for a nice challenge for a beginning-to-intermediate percussion ensemble as they detour their way in and around a four-chord motif. There is a section in the middle that features two short rhythmic solos on concert toms and snare drum.

Blume masterfully crafts this work to be a balance between the excitement of stops and starts and the stability of solid, driving tempo control, and the 3-minute performance time is at just the right length to make the piece usable in a wide range of concert performance slots. 

Why take the same old path? A Detour may prove far more interesting…

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • Vibraphone
  • 2 marimbas—low A
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, 4 concert toms, concert bass drum)
  • Cymbals (china cymbal, suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal)
  • Accessories (2 triangles, shaker, tam tam, wind chimes, temple blocks)

Reviews

This three-minute, medium-easy percussion ensemble was commissioned by Mike Bolla and the Center Grove Middle School North Percussion Ensemble in Greenwood, Indiana, for the 2012 Indiana Music Educators Association state conference. The Tapspace description of the work calls it “a concise yet engaging journey through life’s little detours. Written largely in 5/4 at a moderately slow tempo, the piece presents a nice challenge for a beginning to intermediate percussion ensemble as they detour their way in and around a four-chord motif. There is a section in the middle that features two short rhythmic solos on concert toms and snare drum.”

“Detour” provides a number of interesting challenges for young ensembles. While there is a significant amount of repetition for each performer, the composer also includes improvisation for some of the keyboard parts (pitches provided but performed in random fashion), concert tom, and snare drum solo sections, a few meter changes, and several unison ensemble rhythms. This is an excellent addition to the young performer ensemble repertoire.

–Michael Sekelsky
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 



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