ALMOST CALYPSO

Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Almost Calypso
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Level : Freshman / Sophomore
Composer / Arranger : Moore, Dan
Composer / Arranger Details:

Musician, composer, and educator Dan Moore travels the globe exploring the many expressive capabilities of percussion. His distinctive brand of improvisational music ranges from classic jazz to experimental music in acoustic and electronic settings.
Released in 2011, his CD Cabinet of Curiosities: The Graphic Percussion Scores of Robert Moran (Innova recordings label, distributed worldwide by Naxos) has received excellent reviews: "It is so perfectly pitched that it achieves a kind of timeless immersivity that`s hard to dissect or quantify." Music critic Robert Carl called it "one of the finest releases I’ve ever heard to take the indeterminacy bull by the horns and make refined, engaging, and varied music from it."


A natural collaborator, Moore has joined forces with a variety of fine musicians. His long association with Nashville percussionist Mat Britain has produced three commercial recordings and hundreds of performances throughout the US. He also has launched exceptional musical experiences with long-time friends Matt Wilson, Paul Elwood, the late Robert Paredes, Swedish mallet artist Anders Åstrand, drummer Johnny Rabb, Maltese percussionist Renzo Spiteri, and others.


Dr. Moore is professor of music and associate director of the University of Iowa School of Music. As head of Iowa Percussion, he has created a student-centric program that encompasses contemporary chamber music, concert percussion, electronic music, steel band, traditional Chinese drumming and other ethnic music, and improvisation.


Dan Moore is a Yamaha international performing artist, a signature mallet artist for Innovative Percussion, an artist and educational board member for the Latin Percussion Music Group (LP), and an artist for Sabian cymbals and Grover Pro Percussion. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Percussive Arts Society International Organization for Percussionists.


His compositions are published by Row-Loff Productions, Innovative Percussion, and Cricket City Music and Media.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : No Commissioning Party
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Publisher :Cricket City Music and Media
Publishers Website :dan-moore.com
Publisher Details : Established in 1993, Cricket City Music and Media (ASCAP) is a music publishing and CD imprint for projects produced by musician, composer, and producer Dan Moore. For more information please visit dan-moore.com
Year Composed / Copyright Date :1992 /  1992
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :Unknown      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Almost Calypso was composed in 1992 for the Britain Moore Duo CD, Cricket City (1993). It is a lightly swinging Calypso tune that is fun to play and listen to. A small group of percussion players can be added to set the groove.

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 02 February 2009 08:11:00 AM
This is a catchy solo that utilizes a rarely used latin style for solo marimba compositions. Good for teaching melody and accompaniment between the two hands. Enjoyable to listen to for the non-musician.
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