Posted By : rhythmscape
Piece Title : Bang. Volume 4
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Composer / Arranger : Hughes, Gordon
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Gordon Hughes is a leading Australian performer, composer, educator and business manager. He graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 1996 also attaining the distinction of being the first person in Australia to be awarded a Licentiate in percussion performance from Trinity College of Music, London.

Gordon currently is a very active educator and is in demand as a conductor, performer, clinician and adjudicator. As a composer, his works have been performed throughout Australia, the UK and the USA to critical acclaim with his success recently recognised with acceptance to the Australian Music Centre as an associate composer. Gordon has recently been elected to the Australia Council's Register of Peers.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble / Percussion Education
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Instrumentation : N/A
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Written for / Commissioned by : Gordon Hughes
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Publisher :Rhythmscape Publishing
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Publisher Details : Rhythmscape Publishing is a leading specialist percussion publisher.
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2004 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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"An exceptional work displaying the dynamic and primeval feeling drums can create. Use of strong accented notes and vocal rhythms add to the intensity of this piece." Written for four tuned toms, Bang. volume 4 combines basic rhythmic motives to create various levels of rhythmic density. From simple eighth notes (played on a single hand) to each line carrying an independent rhythmic idea, this work explores rhythmic energy through density and layers. The incorporation of the voice (and also the tuning of the toms) explores the duality between rhythm (untuned percussion) and pitch. A complete recording of this work can be found on the REVOLUTIONS CD, available from

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Posted By : rhythmscape    Date Posted: 27 February 2009 02:16:00 AM
Author: Australian Music Centre - panel review If this candidate [Gordon Hughes] wishes to specialise in the writing of works for percussion, he should be greatly supported and encouraged
Posted By : rhythmscape    Date Posted: 27 February 2009 02:15:00 AM
Author: Scott Herring Percussive Arts Society (USA) review Subito dynamic changes and interlocking accented patterns create variety within the work. To add timbral contrasts, the composer uses rim clicks, stick clicks and vocalisations. At specific points, the performers are required to rhythmically yell the syllables "Ha" and "Da." The rhythmic material in the work is relatively simple, making it accessible to a high school percussion ensemble.
Posted By : rhythmscape    Date Posted: 27 February 2009 02:15:00 AM
Author: greg mcdonald totally awesome drumming piece! This rocks out in our percussion ensemble rehearsals
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