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Year One

for percussion quintet
Level: Medium
Duration: 2:00
Personnel: 5 players
State Lists: Missouri | Florida
Release Date: 2023
Product ID : TSPCE23-008
Price: $33.00
Item #: TSPCE23-008

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Description

Year One by Kyle H. Peters is an intense percussion quintet for budding percussionists. This piece is packed full of exciting rhythmic interplay that will teach students the importance of individual confidence while simultaneously sharpening their awareness of the bigger musical picture. Year One calls for stark dynamic contrast, quick rhythmic handoffs, and pseudo-melodic syncopation among the players. This enthusiastic work for emerging percussionists is sure to electrify students, teachers, and audiences alike.

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

Instrumentation

2 bongos

2 congas

4 toms

Concert bass drum

Reviews

“Year One” is a short and fun percussion quintet with an easy setup, clearly notated score, and the type of drumming that a young percussionist hopes for. The piece is just two minutes long and consists of a fast-tempo groove, short solo bursts, plenty of syncopated accents, and sixteenth-note hocketing.

The piece calls for eighth- and sixteenth-note rhythms in common time broken up with occasional interruptions of 5/8. The motion is continuous with tutti rhythms alternating with traded rhythms. There are enough dynamics to keep it interesting but still accessible for younger players. The pace is fast and exciting with a straightforward drumming technique. With the exception of occasional rim playing, the writing requires the same playing technique that young players will encounter in their band music. The primal drive and ability to let loose with fortissimo dynamics and accents will appeal to young percussionists.

This piece would be an excellent addition to an intermediate percussion ensemble concert, especially for a program with limited instrument availability. The audience will enjoy the bombastic nature without their ears being overtaxed.

—Marilyn K. Clark Silva
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 4, August 2023

Description

Year One by Kyle H. Peters is an intense percussion quintet for budding percussionists. This piece is packed full of exciting rhythmic interplay that will teach students the importance of individual confidence while simultaneously sharpening their awareness of the bigger musical picture. Year One calls for stark dynamic contrast, quick rhythmic handoffs, and pseudo-melodic syncopation among the players. This enthusiastic work for emerging percussionists is sure to electrify students, teachers, and audiences alike.

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

Instrumentation

2 bongos

2 congas

4 toms

Concert bass drum

Reviews

“Year One” is a short and fun percussion quintet with an easy setup, clearly notated score, and the type of drumming that a young percussionist hopes for. The piece is just two minutes long and consists of a fast-tempo groove, short solo bursts, plenty of syncopated accents, and sixteenth-note hocketing.

The piece calls for eighth- and sixteenth-note rhythms in common time broken up with occasional interruptions of 5/8. The motion is continuous with tutti rhythms alternating with traded rhythms. There are enough dynamics to keep it interesting but still accessible for younger players. The pace is fast and exciting with a straightforward drumming technique. With the exception of occasional rim playing, the writing requires the same playing technique that young players will encounter in their band music. The primal drive and ability to let loose with fortissimo dynamics and accents will appeal to young percussionists.

This piece would be an excellent addition to an intermediate percussion ensemble concert, especially for a program with limited instrument availability. The audience will enjoy the bombastic nature without their ears being overtaxed.

—Marilyn K. Clark Silva
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 4, August 2023


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