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Repair in Progress

for percussion ensemble
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 4:10
Personnel: 6 players
Release Date: 2022
Product ID : TSPCE22-008
Price: $40.00
Item #: TSPCE22-008

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Description

Repair in Progress, a work for percussion ensemble by Kyle H. Peters, was inspired by the natural rhythmic nature of a construction site. Peters writes: “I lived across from one for a year, and each morning I would hear different rhythms from the hammers, heavy machinery, and drilling. In combination, these tools created unique and rhythmic textures.”

The piece explores these industrial textures through a less-than-subtle unpitched instrumentation, consisting of brake drums, toms, cymbals, woodblocks, and more. Each player takes on musical responsibility as fragmented solo moments weave between dense bursts of ensemble energy. This is an intense, impressive concert opener or contest piece for the intermediate-advanced percussion ensemble!

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

Instrumentation

  • Drums — bongos (2 pair), 2 congas (high/low), 5 concert toms (low to high), concert bass drum
  • Cymbals & gongs 2 suspended cymbals, hi-hat, ride cymbal
  • Accessories — 2 woodblocks (high/low), 2 brake drums (high/low), 2 tambourines (1 mounted/1 held)

Reviews

“Repair in Progress” is an engaging and energetic work filled with interesting textures and rhythmic gestures, all within an ensemble setting that does not require an extreme amount of equipment or players. As the composer states, the work was “inspired by the natural rhythmic nature and groove that can be heard from a construction site.” These inspirations can be seen in some of the textures used, such as brake drums and numerous tom-toms. While the nature of the piece is very groove-oriented, Kyle H. Peters throws a few interesting tuplets in at times, creating interesting polyrhythmic moments that become a connecting thread throughout the piece.

Performers will be tasked with a few challenges throughout the work. All players will need a solid sense of time, as the piece navigates through a number of tempo changes and metric modulations. Players will also need to push through moments when not all rhythms lay within the same rhythmic grid due to some of the polyrhythmic activity. Finally, the piece has moments throughout where rhythms are hocketed between players or gestures are passed from one performer to another, making performers’ listening ability and musical awareness paramount.

“Repair in Progress” is the perfect piece for an advanced high school or undergraduate percussion ensemble looking for a dynamically varied and rhythmically driving piece that will resonate with performers and audiences. With the many layers of variety presented in it, this piece would work well in a number of settings, from solo and ensemble festivals to recitals and percussion ensemble concerts.

—Brian Nozny
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 5, October 2022

Description

Repair in Progress, a work for percussion ensemble by Kyle H. Peters, was inspired by the natural rhythmic nature of a construction site. Peters writes: “I lived across from one for a year, and each morning I would hear different rhythms from the hammers, heavy machinery, and drilling. In combination, these tools created unique and rhythmic textures.”

The piece explores these industrial textures through a less-than-subtle unpitched instrumentation, consisting of brake drums, toms, cymbals, woodblocks, and more. Each player takes on musical responsibility as fragmented solo moments weave between dense bursts of ensemble energy. This is an intense, impressive concert opener or contest piece for the intermediate-advanced percussion ensemble!

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

Instrumentation

  • Drums — bongos (2 pair), 2 congas (high/low), 5 concert toms (low to high), concert bass drum
  • Cymbals & gongs 2 suspended cymbals, hi-hat, ride cymbal
  • Accessories — 2 woodblocks (high/low), 2 brake drums (high/low), 2 tambourines (1 mounted/1 held)

Reviews

“Repair in Progress” is an engaging and energetic work filled with interesting textures and rhythmic gestures, all within an ensemble setting that does not require an extreme amount of equipment or players. As the composer states, the work was “inspired by the natural rhythmic nature and groove that can be heard from a construction site.” These inspirations can be seen in some of the textures used, such as brake drums and numerous tom-toms. While the nature of the piece is very groove-oriented, Kyle H. Peters throws a few interesting tuplets in at times, creating interesting polyrhythmic moments that become a connecting thread throughout the piece.

Performers will be tasked with a few challenges throughout the work. All players will need a solid sense of time, as the piece navigates through a number of tempo changes and metric modulations. Players will also need to push through moments when not all rhythms lay within the same rhythmic grid due to some of the polyrhythmic activity. Finally, the piece has moments throughout where rhythms are hocketed between players or gestures are passed from one performer to another, making performers’ listening ability and musical awareness paramount.

“Repair in Progress” is the perfect piece for an advanced high school or undergraduate percussion ensemble looking for a dynamically varied and rhythmically driving piece that will resonate with performers and audiences. With the many layers of variety presented in it, this piece would work well in a number of settings, from solo and ensemble festivals to recitals and percussion ensemble concerts.

—Brian Nozny
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 5, October 2022


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