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Piece Title : Duet No. 1
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Composer / Arranger : Shiloah, Eldad
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Eldad Shiloah was born in France and raised in Jerusalem-Israel. He studied the recorder and Piano before switching to Percussion after having attended a summer course percussion workshop. Eldad completed his Bachelors degree at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem and his Masters degree (with distinction) at Indiana University. He also studied one year in Paris-France. All the while he took various theory and composition courses. He has played as Timpanist/Percussionist with various orchestras and is now First Percussionist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, where he is also the Program Editor. Eldad has played with various contemporary music ensembles and has written texts for and has hosted children concert within various frames. He teaches percussion to children (8-18 years old) at the Jerusalem conservatory and the Natanya municipal conservatory. Eldad composes mainly for percussion, trying to compose "listener friendly" works. His works have been published by Alfonce Production (France) and Beurskens Editions (Holland). He resides in Natanya with his wife Bina (Dance teacher and choreographer) and their three children -Itai, Yoav and Na`ama.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Snare Drum / Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Military Drum / Snare Drum
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Written for / Commissioned by : Eldad Shiloah, Bruce Hamilton
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Publisher :Alfonce Production
Publishers Website :www.alfonce-production.com
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :1988 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Duet no. 1 was composed for my Graduate recital at Indiana University in 1988.  Bruce Hamilton played the M.D. Part as I played the Piccolo S.D. one.


It makes ample use of various striking points on the drum (edge, rim, shell, stick shots and rim shots) and of  flams/drags/ ruffs. There are a few rolls (mainly of the open/double stroke kind). It was revised a few years ago prior to its publication and some minor changes were made.

The Duet starts off in unison and after a diminuendo roll both players state the theme which, in fact, pays tribute to Vareses monumental Ionisation.

The introductory section goes on with micro variations, player II turns his snares on while playing and the music becomes denser until a unison is achieved again , this time using rolls and accents.


The middle section is much quieter, with changing meters and with many coloristic effects. Parts of the theme are thrown off from player to the other.   A cannon starts to develop and as it grows the voices grow closer to one another (in a minimal music-like manner) using parts of the theme. Again, a climax is reaches where both players use rolls and accents extensively and then a quick section in sextuplets starts the slowing-down process of the Duet. A question & answer process develops as the energy level is gradually brought down until the music comes to a complete halt.


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