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for nine percussionists
Level: Medium
Duration: 3:00
Personnel: 9 players
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2013
Product ID : TSPCE-95
Price: $36.00
Item #: TSPCE-95

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Sounds used in this recording were generated from Virtual Drumline software also by Tapspace.


Description

Chad Heiny composed Undisclosed in homage to the first percussion ensemble piece he ever played, Michael Colgrass’s Three Brothers. Like that piece, Undisclosed features three soloists out front and six performers in the back. The work is through-composed and boasts a relentless, exciting forward motion that is well served by its vibrant instrumentation of only nonpitched percussion and its dramatic use of dynamics.

Undisclosed comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.

Instrumentation

  • Drums (bongos, snare drum, medium toms, large toms, concert bass drum)
  • 4 suspended cymbals (sizzle, China, ride, splash)
  • High and low resonant metals (e.g. brake drums, pipes, etc.)
  • Accessories (tambourine, maracas, cowbell)

Reviews

If you are looking for a large ensemble that can be performed by players of all different ability levels, “Undisclosed” may very well fit the bill. In an homage to Michael Colgrass’s “Three Brothers, ” Chad Heiny composed a piece that is sure to excite audiences and ensembles alike. 

The piece begins with a ppp snare drum roll and maracas swirling at the same soft dynamic level; these two parts will definitely require more skill than others. Heiny’s extensive marching experience is evident, having a bit of a front ensemble sound at times, but he blends it well with “traditional” percussion ensemble nuance and instrumentation, a further nod to Colgrass. The piece is through composed, but uses the opening rhythmic motive (and the ppp rolls and swirls mentioned earlier) to conclude the piece. 

Oftentimes composers, especially in ensemble music written in the last 20 years, are not clear enough in writing their vision for the music. Heiny’s writing and musical notation are extremely PERCUSSIVE NOTES 64 MARCH 2014 clear and concise. In fact, he gives excellent direction to the sound that he envisions by using specific instructions like “fist” for the tambourine part, “swirl” for the maracas, and “ride (bell) ” for the cymbal part. A high school or young college ensemble would benefit greatly from the technical and musical challenges provided in this composition.

—Marcus D. Reddick
Percussive Notes
Vol. 52, No. 2. March 2014

Description

Chad Heiny composed Undisclosed in homage to the first percussion ensemble piece he ever played, Michael Colgrass’s Three Brothers. Like that piece, Undisclosed features three soloists out front and six performers in the back. The work is through-composed and boasts a relentless, exciting forward motion that is well served by its vibrant instrumentation of only nonpitched percussion and its dramatic use of dynamics.

Undisclosed comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.

Instrumentation

  • Drums (bongos, snare drum, medium toms, large toms, concert bass drum)
  • 4 suspended cymbals (sizzle, China, ride, splash)
  • High and low resonant metals (e.g. brake drums, pipes, etc.)
  • Accessories (tambourine, maracas, cowbell)

Reviews

If you are looking for a large ensemble that can be performed by players of all different ability levels, “Undisclosed” may very well fit the bill. In an homage to Michael Colgrass’s “Three Brothers, ” Chad Heiny composed a piece that is sure to excite audiences and ensembles alike. 

The piece begins with a ppp snare drum roll and maracas swirling at the same soft dynamic level; these two parts will definitely require more skill than others. Heiny’s extensive marching experience is evident, having a bit of a front ensemble sound at times, but he blends it well with “traditional” percussion ensemble nuance and instrumentation, a further nod to Colgrass. The piece is through composed, but uses the opening rhythmic motive (and the ppp rolls and swirls mentioned earlier) to conclude the piece. 

Oftentimes composers, especially in ensemble music written in the last 20 years, are not clear enough in writing their vision for the music. Heiny’s writing and musical notation are extremely PERCUSSIVE NOTES 64 MARCH 2014 clear and concise. In fact, he gives excellent direction to the sound that he envisions by using specific instructions like “fist” for the tambourine part, “swirl” for the maracas, and “ride (bell) ” for the cymbal part. A high school or young college ensemble would benefit greatly from the technical and musical challenges provided in this composition.

—Marcus D. Reddick
Percussive Notes
Vol. 52, No. 2. March 2014



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