Posted By : Tapspace
Piece Title : Blue Motion
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Whibley, Stephen
Composer / Arranger Details:

Stephen Whibley studied at Chetham`s School of Music when he reached the 1994 Percussion final of BBC Young Musician of the Year, before entering the RNCM.

He is now a freelance percussionist with the Halle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra`s and regularly works in Ireland. Stephen was also a founding member of 4-Mality percussion quartet with whom he has played at many of the world`s most prestigous concert halls.

As well as a very successful performer, Stephen also composes regularly for groups such as 4-Mality, Maraca2 Percussion Duo and the Apollo sax Quartet.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Tuned Percussion Duets
Instrumentation : China Cymbal / Hi-Hats / Kick Bass Drum / Shaker / Sizzle Cymbal / Triangle
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 1 x 5 Octave Marimba, 1 x 4 1/3 Octave Marimba, 3 Octave Vibraphone.
Written for / Commissioned by : Tapspace, USA / Maraca2
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Maraca2 Percussion Duo
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Tapspace Publications
Publishers Website
Publisher Details :

Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2006 /  2006
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :Triangle Stand, Mounted Triangle Beater, If possible: Double Bass Drum Pedal, Remote Hi-Hat.
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Blue Motion, by Stephen Whibley is a work for percussion duo, commissioned by Tapspace Percussion Publications, USA and Maraca2 Percussion Duo.

This composition for two marimbas, vibraphone, hi-hat, kit bass drum, floor tom-toms, cymbals and small hand percussion is essentially a fusion of minimalism with jazz and latin harmonies and rhythms. The 9 minute piece has, as the title suggests, a great feel of drive and momentum with the pulse remaining constant from start to finish. With great contrast between hands & feet, and ensemble and energy required of the two players, Blue Motion is a challenging performance piece of virtuosity, vivacity, virility, vibrancy, vitality and versatility!


Extra Performance Notes: Triangle will work best with a pre-mounted beater to avoid mallet change.B Otherwise, triangle parts should be played with shaft of mallet.

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Scheduled Performances : Update
Who Venue Date Time
Maraca2 Percussion Duo Kingshurst CTC, Birmingham, UK 2010-12-16 04:42 AM
Maraca2 Percussion Duo Kingshurst CTC, Birmingham, UK 2011-12-16 09:00
Member Reviews / Comments
Posted By : TimoPalm    Date Posted: 03 January 2008 05:21:00 PM
Brilliant percussion duo piece!! This is one of the most creative, groovy, challenging, impressive pieces I have encountered! A masterfully composed blend of blues and grooves!! (TP. Maraca2). Thanks to Tapspace Publications for all their support! Cheers Jim.
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