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Chopstakovich

solo for marching snare drum and orchestral recording
Level: Advanced
Duration: 3:00
Release Date: 2016
Product ID : TSPCS16-008
Price: $18.00
Item #: TSPCS16-008



Description

Jesse Sieff’s Chopstakovich provides the performer with a great opportunity to display both technical prowess and musicality on the marching snare drum. It is designed to be played to a recording* of Mvt. 2 (Allegro Molto) of Chamber Symphony in C Minor (Op. 110a) by Dimitri Shostakovich but works just as well as an unaccompanied solo. Just in time for your upcoming audition or solo performance. Jesse composed this piece for his own audition to the “Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. Spoiler alert: He got the spot!

Chopstakovich ships as a professionally bound folio, saddle stitched with a full color cover (*accompaniment audio not included).

 

Instrumentation

  • Marching snare drum
  • PA system*


*Required only if choosing to perform the solo with the suggested audio. Audio is not supplied with the product, but information is provded on where to find it.

Reviews

Do you watch videos of drumlines every chance you get? Do you always have sticks with you, ready to grid diddles at the drop of a hat? Then this solo could be your dream come true! Jesse Sief has expertly written a marching snare solo with some serious technical demands and integrated it with music from a composer with some serious orchestral writing skills. The result is impressive. 

While it can be played on its own, this three-minute work is designed to be played to a recording of Mvt. 2 (Allegro Molto) of “Chamber Symphony in C Minor” (Op. 110a) by Dimitri Shostakovich. No recording is provided, but the composer provides info on where to purchase it from iTunes, as well as speaking to the availability of streaming options. The original work by Shostakovich is dark, complex, and intense on its own, and to complement this, Sieff wrote rudimental music that is equally dense and complex, built to satisfy the appetites of every rising drumline star in the country. Sieff even included extensive instructions on how to perform optional stick tricks. 

Great orchestral music coupled with measures of fast singles, doubles, and flams, combined with Sieff’s slick performance video, will surely serve to elevate this work to one of the most talked-about pieces in the drumline world. What most impressive is that Sieff composed this piece for his own audition to the “Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, and won the job. I can see this act of merging of an orchestral work with a marching solo becoming a trend at many solo festivals in the coming years. 

—Joshua D. Smith

Percussive Notes

Vol. 55, No. 2, May 2017

Description

Jesse Sieff’s Chopstakovich provides the performer with a great opportunity to display both technical prowess and musicality on the marching snare drum. It is designed to be played to a recording* of Mvt. 2 (Allegro Molto) of Chamber Symphony in C Minor (Op. 110a) by Dimitri Shostakovich but works just as well as an unaccompanied solo. Just in time for your upcoming audition or solo performance. Jesse composed this piece for his own audition to the “Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. Spoiler alert: He got the spot!

Chopstakovich ships as a professionally bound folio, saddle stitched with a full color cover (*accompaniment audio not included).

 

Instrumentation

  • Marching snare drum
  • PA system*


*Required only if choosing to perform the solo with the suggested audio. Audio is not supplied with the product, but information is provded on where to find it.

Reviews

Do you watch videos of drumlines every chance you get? Do you always have sticks with you, ready to grid diddles at the drop of a hat? Then this solo could be your dream come true! Jesse Sief has expertly written a marching snare solo with some serious technical demands and integrated it with music from a composer with some serious orchestral writing skills. The result is impressive. 

While it can be played on its own, this three-minute work is designed to be played to a recording of Mvt. 2 (Allegro Molto) of “Chamber Symphony in C Minor” (Op. 110a) by Dimitri Shostakovich. No recording is provided, but the composer provides info on where to purchase it from iTunes, as well as speaking to the availability of streaming options. The original work by Shostakovich is dark, complex, and intense on its own, and to complement this, Sieff wrote rudimental music that is equally dense and complex, built to satisfy the appetites of every rising drumline star in the country. Sieff even included extensive instructions on how to perform optional stick tricks. 

Great orchestral music coupled with measures of fast singles, doubles, and flams, combined with Sieff’s slick performance video, will surely serve to elevate this work to one of the most talked-about pieces in the drumline world. What most impressive is that Sieff composed this piece for his own audition to the “Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, and won the job. I can see this act of merging of an orchestral work with a marching solo becoming a trend at many solo festivals in the coming years. 

—Joshua D. Smith

Percussive Notes

Vol. 55, No. 2, May 2017



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