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Rechargeable Batterie

for percussion ensemble
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 2:35
Personnel: 8 players
State Lists: Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2015
Product ID : TSPCE15-004
Price: $30.00
Item #: TSPCE15-004

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Description

Accessory percussion is the palette from which we paint percussive colors within musical ensembles. With Rechargeable Batterie, Eric Rath gives young students the opportunity to shine with their accessorizing prowess while broadening their technical vocabulary and equipping them with the skills necessary to accomplish the basics every percussionist should know.

This piece was extracted from the larger compilation book, Beyond Basic Percussion. Co-written by Eric Rath and Ralph Hicks it contains 10 ensembles from which beginning percussion students can learn.

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



Speical Music Making Offer! 
When you purchase Rechargeable Batterie, you are entitled to $30 off the list price of a copy of Beyond Basic Percussion. Simply contact Tapspace within 30 days along with your proof of purchase to receive instructions on redeeming. Proof of purchase can be an email receipt from tapspace.com, a receipt from another retailer, or a copy of a school purchase order. 

Instrumentation

  • 2 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, bass drum)
  • Cymbals & gongs (crash cymbals, suspended cymbal)
  • Accessories (castanets, triangle, tambourine)

Reviews

Upon examining the required instrumentation, one will notice that this work primarily uses accessory percussion instruments. The composer’s pedagogical approach offers a wonderful opportunity for young percussionists to perform, while working on techniques associated with each instrument. Rhythmically, the work is accessible to young performers; students who are comfortable with eighth-note syncopation should have no problems. The technical demands are precise. The players must explore each instrument in order to produce the ideal sound. One aspect of the work that is particularly pleasing is that there is wonderful use of silence. Strong entrances can be difficult for young players, and it is nice to see some-thing other than continuous bashing of drums. 

While I do see this as a great opportunity to showcase younger students, and a great study for development of technique and sound production, I do feel that it may be overpriced for a 2½-minute work. When you purchase the piece, you will receive a score with a CD-ROM, which includes the individual parts and MP3 recording. For younger programs with small budgets, this could be problematic.

–T. Adam Blackstock
Percussive Notes
Vol. 53, No. 5, November 2015 

Description

Accessory percussion is the palette from which we paint percussive colors within musical ensembles. With Rechargeable Batterie, Eric Rath gives young students the opportunity to shine with their accessorizing prowess while broadening their technical vocabulary and equipping them with the skills necessary to accomplish the basics every percussionist should know.

This piece was extracted from the larger compilation book, Beyond Basic Percussion. Co-written by Eric Rath and Ralph Hicks it contains 10 ensembles from which beginning percussion students can learn.

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



Speical Music Making Offer! 
When you purchase Rechargeable Batterie, you are entitled to $30 off the list price of a copy of Beyond Basic Percussion. Simply contact Tapspace within 30 days along with your proof of purchase to receive instructions on redeeming. Proof of purchase can be an email receipt from tapspace.com, a receipt from another retailer, or a copy of a school purchase order. 

Instrumentation

  • 2 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, bass drum)
  • Cymbals & gongs (crash cymbals, suspended cymbal)
  • Accessories (castanets, triangle, tambourine)

Reviews

Upon examining the required instrumentation, one will notice that this work primarily uses accessory percussion instruments. The composer’s pedagogical approach offers a wonderful opportunity for young percussionists to perform, while working on techniques associated with each instrument. Rhythmically, the work is accessible to young performers; students who are comfortable with eighth-note syncopation should have no problems. The technical demands are precise. The players must explore each instrument in order to produce the ideal sound. One aspect of the work that is particularly pleasing is that there is wonderful use of silence. Strong entrances can be difficult for young players, and it is nice to see some-thing other than continuous bashing of drums. 

While I do see this as a great opportunity to showcase younger students, and a great study for development of technique and sound production, I do feel that it may be overpriced for a 2½-minute work. When you purchase the piece, you will receive a score with a CD-ROM, which includes the individual parts and MP3 recording. For younger programs with small budgets, this could be problematic.

–T. Adam Blackstock
Percussive Notes
Vol. 53, No. 5, November 2015 



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