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Piece Title : Duet No. 2
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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 : Timpani / Percussion Ensemble
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Written for / Commissioned by : Eldad Shiloah
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Publisher :Beurskens Editions
Publishers Website :www.percussionbeurskens.com
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :1989 / 
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Duet no. 2 was composed in 1988-89 as a sort of a tribute to Elliot Carters 8 pieces for solo Timpani. This very difficult, highly challenging duet requires two sets of four timpani. The duet begins with a short bold statement. It then progresses to introduce a melody that  is slowly unveiled through a dialog between both performers , as the texture thickens the sound production moves from the center of the drum to the normal striking point and then to a combination of both. This Growing up process reaches its climax as the two play in quick loud sextuplets and then a long roll leads to the second section  -Adagio Misterioso. Here the players are required to change between the wood and felt end of their mallets while making many tuning changes , glissandi and some accelerando figures. Out of this dense quietness triplet figures start to appear bringing forth the Con motto part. This fast section starts again with intricate combinations of center / normal striking points , and each player is giving the opportunity to play a short solo . The pace quickens and only quick figures played normally (so to speak) remain bringing the Duet to a stirring end.

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