CONTEMPLATION

Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Contemplation
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Level : Undergraduate
Composer / Arranger : Houllif, Murray (1948-)
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A native of Woodbourne, New York, he holds degrees from the State University of New York at Potsdam (BS Music Education) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (MM Percussion Performance). His teachers include Raymond Des Roches, Richard Fitz, James Petercsak, Sandy Feldstein, and Bey Perry (organist Jimmy Smith`s drummer). Having subsequently served as co-coordinator of percussion at North Texas State University in Denton, Murray has recently retired from 32 years as a band director and percussion specialist in the public schools of Smithtown, New York.

As a member of the percussion section of the Long Island Symphony under Seymour Lipkin and the Nassau Symphony directed by Andrew Schenk, he has performed with Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Itzak Perlman, Bryon Janis, Stanley Drucker, Julius Baker, Lynn Harrell, and Phil Smith.  He co-founded, wrote for, and performed with the Ambira Mallet Quartet.  Murray performed at Theatre Three as show drummer/percussionist for eight years.  He was drumset player with Art Rollini (formerly with the Benny Goodman band) for seven years.  He endorses Pro-Mark sticks and Grover Pro-Percussion products.

With approximately 220 concert and pedagogic publications to his credit, he has written numerous articles for such professional journals as “Percussive Notes”, "Modern Drummer", "The Instrumentalist", "School Band and Orchestra Magazine", and the “Music Educator’s Journal”. He is a two-time winner of the Percussive Arts Society Composition contest

 

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Vibraphone
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Publisher :Permus Publications
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Established in 1976, Per-Mus offers quality percussion music at affordable prices. Per-Mus has rapidly become a leading source for percussion solos, ensembles, and collections. Dealers worldwide are now carrying these publications.

The Per-Mus catalog contains over 200 items representing the works of over 50 arrangers and composers. Many of these works have been selected for contest listings as well as being performed on recitals, used in instructional programs or played for enjoyment of percussion enthusiasts. Per-Mus welcomes direct sales to institutions and individuals.

 

Year Composed / Copyright Date : /  1977
Duration :UnknownMinutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :N/A
Special Needs :4 Mallets
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Posted By : Mastertltt    Date Posted: 23 October 2012 04:39:36 AM
The piece continiously slows down, and still make it as freely as possible, just like the pedal on for when it shows you the markings. This is a 4 medium hard mallets, with the vibraphone motor off or one without a motor. The slow tempo gives good technique room, to make the passages sound very musical. Even though this is a freely piece, be aware of you time signature, not to drift off but to energetically slow down in time.
Posted By : adg251    Date Posted: 12 September 2011 10:28:11 AM
Contains counterpoint and affords many opportunities for musicianship.
Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 19 February 2009 12:58:00 PM
Slow and reflective in style. Takes a good vibes player, but is easier than Helble. Outside. 4 mallets 6/8, 4,8, a lot of runs, few 4 note chords. No pedaling indications marked, pedal freely. Looks like a good piece.
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