PEZZO DA CONCERTO NO. 1
|Posted By : Jeff Moore|
|Piece Title : Pezzo da Concerto No. 1|
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|Level : Junior / Senior / Graduate|
|Composer / Arranger : Zivkovic, Nebojsa Jovan (1962-)|
|Composer / Arranger Details:
Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
|Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)|
|Categories : Snare Drum|
|Instrument / Discipline : Snare Drum|
|Instrumentation : Snare Drum|
|Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Snare Drum|
|Written for / Commissioned by : Recorded by N.J Zivkovic and Evelyn Glennie|
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by: Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
|Publisher :EDITION MUSICA EUROPEA|
|Publishers Website :www.musicaeuropea.de|
|Publisher Details :
EDITION MUSICA EUROPEA is dedicated to publishing the works of Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic.
|Year Composed / Copyright Date :1987 / 1987|
|No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2|
|Special Needs :Snare Drum|
|Sheet Music Available From :www.steveweissmusic.com/product/11063/snare-drum-solo|
|Programme Notes / Performance Details :
This piece is characterized by full high-energy rhythm. According to the composer himself, the notes need not to be played exactly as it is written. What is important is that the intensity is kept constant. This however, should not be used as an excuse for not focusing on the technique and consistency, especially for young players. Technique and consistency must be observed while constantly maintaining the `groove.`
For measure 1- 25, the player aims to establish a tonal vocabulary. During this portion, the player encounters technical challenges keeping an even 16th note and pp dynamic. It is suggested that the player establishes sticking exercises in order to make the 16th note as clear as possible. The following pattern should be followed.
all the above can start with L-Hand too.
For measure 25 - 42, the player aims to arrive at measure 42 with consistent sounds. This is also one of the challenges which has to be faced by the player. Another is the recognition of notation. In this case, the following strategies are suggested:
At measure 42 - 49, the player aims an accel, cresc and a smooth transition to measure 50 occurs. Here, the player will find difficulty with acceleration from an already fast tempo. Another challenge has something to do with the decrescendo and the space of the Grace Note. In this case, grace notes will have to be played out. Similarly, a p note after a sfz will need to be emphasized so it does not get lost. When dealing with the acceleration, speed and dexterity can be achieved with warm-ups, the same with the grace notes.
For measure 50 - 79, a syncopated `groove` is the objective. The syncopated groove can be achieved comfortably by placing the metronome pulse on the down beats and then switching it to the upbeats. In this section, the player will encounter challenges with the balance of higher and lower pitched sounds. The player should be aware that the lower pitches in the center of the drum will almost always speak more than the higher notes closer to the rim.
For measure 80 - 88, a heavily rock oriented transition into `con sorde` (with snares) is the goal. The player will encounter a challenging 4 over 3. The coordination of the left hand stick movements (open/closed) with the right hand is also a challenge. In this case, it is suggested that the player isolate two hands separately with metronome to encourage true independence of musical line.
For measure 89 - 107, recapitulation with snares is the player`s goal. Same challenges as above will be encountered by the player. In this case, warm-up is the key. Practice with snares off and drum head muted, add snares still with mute, remove mute. At all 3 stages, clarity should remain. The snares should also be maintained with appropriate tension.
For measure 107 - 135, the player aims to achieve cascading and independent lines. But the player must maintain consistent dynamic range and decrescendo. In order to succeed with the challenges, special attention should be given on the weak-hand. Emphasise warm-ups and bring out accents as they will naturally be under-played. When two entrances fall close together, the latter must be emphasized.
From measure 136 towards the end, a coda-type figure and suspended time are the two last goals for the successful performance of the piece. The player will be challenged in achieving a smooth roll with crescendo, but it must be noted that length of roll need not be exact. Clarity of arrival is most important.
To sum up, it can be concluded that in order to execute the piece successfully, the player must invest on warm-ups in order to enhance their speed and dexterity.
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