Posted By : Tapspace
Piece Title : Katraterra
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Advanced
Composer / Arranger : Casella, Jim
Composer / Arranger Details:

Jim Casella is a composer and percussion specialist from Portland, Oregon known for his musical versatility. In addition to writing commissioned works for ensembles, he has created commercial music for national clients such as Cadillac, ABC College Football, ESPN, and Goodwill. Casella`s has also composed film scores that have received nationwide theatrical release. Known as one of the world`s foremost arrangers for marching percussion, his writing style has played a strong role in the success of internationally recognized performing groups such as The Cavaliers (2006-09) and the Santa Clara Vanguard (1996-2004). His concert percussion music is frequently performed worldwide, for which he`s received the ASCAP Plus award.

Aside from his career as a composer, Jim Casella is responsible for creating and programming, "Virtual Drumline" - a compositional software tool which is produced by Tapspace, the publishing company he co-founded and operates. His popular design of signature drumsticks and keyboard mallets are manufactured by Innovative Percussion, and he is an official artist and clinician for Pearl Drums, Adams Percussion, Avedis Zildjian Co., and Remo Inc.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :9 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion for 9
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) / Brake Drum (x2) / Chimes / China Cymbal (x2) / Conga / Cow Bell (x4) / Glockenspiel / Hi-Hats / Kick Bass Drum / Opera Gong / Tambourine / Tom (x4) / Triangle (x2) / Wood Block (x3) / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 1 x 4 Octave Marimba, 1 x 4 1/3 Octave Marimba, 4 x Timpani, Low Conga,
Written for / Commissioned by : Segin High School, Segin TX. Tim Sivils,
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Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Tapspace Publications
Publishers Website :www.tapspace.com
Publisher Details :

Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 /  2006
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :www.tapspace.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Written for nine players, Katraterra is a concert piece which uses a variety of textures, instruments, and techniques to create a driving and intense feel. The 5/8 time signature dominates the groove of Katraterra with three emphasized beats of 1, 3, and the upbeat of 4, creating the motive which drives the 16-note based ostinato and all surrounding melodies. This weaves in and out of other time signatures, but is intended to happen smoothly without obvious perception to when these changes occur. This, along with the inherent syncopations throughout, creates a challenging ensemble atmosphere. With driving solo statements, complex interwoven rhythms, and an organic ostinato to drive it, this piece is sure to offer an intense and entertaining musical experience. Katraterra comes with a full, bound score and includes all individual parts available for printing on an included CD-Rom.

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