FRY / OAKLAND / MANHATTAN / BONNIE BRAE / WHITBY /

Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Fry / Oakland / Manhattan / Bonnie Brae / Whitby /
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Composer / Arranger : Ford, Mark (1958-)
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Mark Ford is the coordinator of percussion activities at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and a Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society. He is a marimba specialist and the coordinator of one of the largest percussion programs in the United States at UNT. Ford is an active performer on the marimba and he has been featured throughout the United States at universities and music conferences. He also regularly performs at International Music Festivals in South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

With several marimba and percussion CDs to his credit, Mark’s recordings have further established his dedication to excellence in music. Ford’s solo marimba CDs, Motion Beyond and Polaris, have received outstanding reviews including The Instrumentalist which stated Ford`s performance is "superb and his compositional style is equally outstanding." Mark has also recorded two DVDs and a CD with Japanese virtuoso marimbist Keiko Abe and the UNT Wind Symphony.

As a composer Mark Ford has written several popular works for solo marimba and percussion ensemble including Head Talk, Polaris, Kingdom Lore Fanfare, Stubernic, Afta-Stuba!, Heads Up! and The Surface of Life. His compositions have been performed at universities and concert halls throughout the world and also featured on National Public Radio. Ford is also the author of Marimba: Technique Through Music, a four-mallet marimba method book published by Innovative Percussion, Inc. Mark’s latest composition, Marimba Heritage is a mallet ensemble showcase. The work is built on motives of numerous marimba solos and is designed to honor the tradition of solo marimba performance.

Ford has been recognized as a leading percussion educator and his UNT Percussion Ensemble was selected as a winner in the 2009 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition. Mark Ford proudly represents Dynasty Percussion, The Zildjian Company, Evans Drum Heads, Latin Percussion and Innovative Percussion Inc. as performing artist and clinician.

For more information on Mark Ford and the UNT Percussion Area, please go to www.music.unt.edu/percussion.

 


Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba
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Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Publishers Website :www.innovativepercussion.com
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Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to www.innovativepercussion.com.

Year Composed / Copyright Date : /  2005
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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 10 February 2009 09:54:00 AM
A collection of 10 intermediate four mallet solos for the marimba. Divided into stroke type sections-Single Independent, Single Alternating, Double Lateral, Double Vertical, Chorales, Combined Strokes. This book contains a lot of music, etudes that are designed for beginning to intermediate players to recital material appropriate for intermediate and advanced marimbists. The book includes guidelines for mallet selection, four mallet grip, strokes, tone production, rolls, sticking, phrasing, building a personal repertoire and other topics that are crucial for today`s successful marimbist.
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