Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Duo Concertante: for Vibraphone, Marimba & Double
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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 :Honeyrock Publishing
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Duration :8Minutes
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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 19 February 2009 11:59:00 AM
Written to feature two mallet soloists - one playing vibraphone and one playing marimba - the work displays colorful melodic lines with lots of interaction between the wind instruments and the mallet instruments. The instrumentation allows the mallet instruments to shine - this is a great selection for a duo performance.
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