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Piece Title : Lead
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Composer / Arranger : Hollinden, Dave (1958-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Dave Hollinden has composed extensively for percussion, and his music is widely performed in the US and overseas. He has a unique voice that speaks not only of his training in composition but also of his background in rock music and his affinity for rhythm and number. He has been the recipient of grants from Artist Trust, the Seattle Arts Commission, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and the Artist Support Program of Jack Straw Productions.

His Bachelors Degree in Composition is from Indiana University, where he studied with Harvey Sollberger and Juan Orrego-Salas. He received his Masters Degree in Composition from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Fred Lerdahl, William Albright and Leslie Bassett.

He has received commissions from Sole Nero - Tony DiSanza and Jessica Johnson (duets for piano and percussion), Michael Burritt (marimba solo), Nick Petrella (multi-percussion solo), Nachiko Maekana (multi-percussion solo), Central Washington University (percussion octet), Midlothian High School (wind ensemble), and Victoria Memorial High School (percussion octet). His music appears on recordings by Sole Nero (Musica per Due), Joseph Gramley (American-De-Construction), the Ethos Percussion Group (Ethos), Michael Burritt (Shadow Chasers), and Equilibrium/Michael Udow (Border Crossing).

His own CD, Slender Beams, was created in collaboration with percussionist Andrew Spencer and features both live and studio recordings of his music. Date of birth: October 14, 1958.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Chinese Drum / Crash Cymbal (x2) / Large Sizzle Cymbal / Piano
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Written for / Commissioned by : Sole Nero
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2003 / 
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Sheet Music Available From :(Published by the composer) dave@davehollinden.com     Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Lead is part of a two piece composition entitled Lead / Platinum.  Both pieces can be performed together or individually.  For more information on Platinum please type Platinum in our search feature.

I began composing lead after having finished Platinum. I wanted it to provide a contrast to Platinums rhythmic vitality, so I asked myself what would happen if I wrote music without relying on rhythm and counting as my primary devices. This led to a great deal of brooding and questioning, and resulted in music with an inert heaviness. Platinum, on the other hand, was a breath of fresh air. It was the first piece I had written after working for two years on a concerto for percussion, and it came out as an extended burst of restless, rhythmic energy. The title represents images of bright, polished surfaces; hard, crisp edges; and the clear, ringing sound of metal that came to mind when reflecting on the music.

Extra Performance Notes: Woodblock (large), tam-tam (large), crash cymbal (medium), crash cymbal (small).

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