THE WHOLE TOY LAID DOWN

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Piece Title : The Whole Toy Laid Down
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Graduate
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 :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Quartet
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Bongos (Set of) / Chimes / Crotale (x2) / Field Drum (with snares) / Glockenspiel / Hi-Hats (x2) / Piccolo Snare Drum / Pitched Gong (d#5) / Pitched Gong (e5) / Ride Cymbal / Small Bass Drum / Snare Drum (x2) / Splash Cymbal (x3) / Tambourine / Tenor Drum / Timpani (x4) / Tom (x8) / Triangle / Vibraphone / Wood Block / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Not a Commissioned Work
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 C Alan Publications
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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 /  1994
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.steveweissmusic.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

The title and music for The Whole Toy Laid Down were inspired by an extended daydream about a mechanical wind-up toy. With that as a starting point, my goal was to fuse the energy of rock style drumming with classical performance technique, resulting in music that is both accessible and challenging.

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