Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Duet for Marimba & Vibraphone
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Composer / Arranger : Briggs, Thomas
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Senior Chief Musician Thomas Briggs plays principal percussion for the United States Coast Guard Band. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts degree in jazz studies and music education. In addition to his duties with the concert band, he also plays drums for the Dixieland Jazz Band. He formed The Masters of Swing in the summer of 1989 in response to many requests for swing music from Coast Guard Band concert audiences. MUCS Briggs is an award-winning composer.

He has written and arranged many works for all types of musical ensembles from full symphonic and wind ensembles to rock group and swing band, as well as many chamber ensembles. An accomplished jazz pianist and mallet percussionist, MUCS Briggs has performed as marimba soloist with the Coast Guard Band in his own composition, the Concerto for Marimba, premiered in 1989; his Coast Guard Bicentennial Fanfare opened every concert on the Band's Coast Guard Bicentennial tours. In a contest sponsored by the Percussive Arts Society in June 1990, MUCS Briggs won second prize for his Reminiscence for Solo Vibraphone in Five Movements. In January 1990, he won the second prize in the annual American Bandmasters Association-Ostwald Band Composition Contest for his work titled Harkness.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
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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.

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Posted By : adg251    Date Posted: 03 October 2011 10:01:21 AM
This work is in four contrasting movements. Many areas of tonality are explored using a wide dynamic range and specific articulations. Both parts are equally challenging. Good undergraduate recital work.
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