FIRST REFLECTION

Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : First Reflection
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Smith, J. B. (1957-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Dr. J. B. Smith is Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Percussion Studies in the School of Music at Arizona State University.  He is internationally recognized as a performer, composer, educator and conductor.

He directs the ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble and has performed with a variety of ensembles including The Desert`s Edge Clarinet-Percussion Duo with Dr. Robert Spring, Crossing 32nd Street, Ensemble 21, The Daniel Lentz Group, Summit Brass and The Phoenix Symphony. His CDs Apparitions for Percussion, First Reflections and At the Desert`s Edge are available from Amazon.com. Percussion Solo 2011 and LIVE Chamber Music with Percussion are available from TresonaMultimedia.com.

As a clinician, he has appeared at multiple PASICs and over 100 colleges and universities in North America, Asia and Europe. Dr. Smith proudly endorses Pearl Drums, Adams Percussion, Remo Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals, Mike Balter Mallets, and Grover Pro Percussion.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Julia Harrell
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
Publisher Details :

C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1988 /  1988
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :www.c-alanpublications.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CAPC&Product_Code=02810      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

First Reflection

is structured as a theme with variations. It begins with a slow introduction of the melodic material that is followed by several rhythmic versions of the tune. It utilizes one-hand rolls and mixed meter throughout.

First Reflection

was premiered by Julia Harrell on September 29, 1988 at the University of North Texas.

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 12 February 2009 06:49:00 AM
Advanced four mallet work. Tonal piece with slow introduction followed by a driving rhythmic section. One hand rolls and mixed meter used extensively.
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