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Piece Title : Rite of Passage
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Monkman, Jesse
Composer / Arranger Details:

Born in 1975 in Syracuse, New York, Jesse Monkman began his percussion studies with Jeff Grubbs at age eleven. In Jesses high school years he played with the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra, and attended the Saratoga Orchestral Music Festival for several seasons.

Jesse has since received Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the New England Conservatory of Music studying with Frank Epstein and Will Hudgins of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. During his studies at the New England Conservatory, Jesse attended the Tanglewood Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and the Spoleto Festival.

Currently, Jesse plays with the Portland Symphony Orchestra of Maine, Boston Modern Orchestra, as well as other performance venues in the Boston area. Monkman has performed well at several noteworthy contract auditions including earning the runner-up principal position for the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and making the finals for the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, Rhode Island, and San Antonio. As well as playing, Monkman teaches at the Powers Music School in Belmont, and has played many of his works throughout the New England area.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo with Percussion Accompaniment
Instrumentation : Bell Tree / Bongos (Set of) / Brake Drum / China Cymbal / Mounted Tambourine (x2) / Roto-Toms (Set of) / Snare Drum (x2) / Tom (x5)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5 Roto Toms, 5 Toms, 5 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Aimeé Tsuchiya
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Recommended by Tapspace & Performed by Ed Beesley
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 :2002 /  2002
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2, 4, Various
Special Needs :
Sheet Music Available From :www.tapspace.com/rop.html      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Rite of Passage is an invigorating new work by noted composer/percussionist, Jesse Monkman. Perfect for advanced recitals and percussion ensemble concerts, it is sure to become the smash hit of your program!

This piece is written for solo marimba and three percussionists with multi-percussion setups. It was premiered at Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA featuring Jesse Monkman (soloist/composer), Will Hudgins (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Ed Stephan, and Randy Johnston.

Rite of Passage comes bound with a full, grand staff marimba score with reduced percussion parts. A second score contains all percussion parts with marimba cues, and is supplied for percussion accompanists.

Instrumentation: 5 octave marimba, 5 toms, 2 mounted tambourines, bongos, vibraphone, 2 snare drums, 3 sus. cyms., china cymbal, Chinese opera gong, 2 bass drums, temple blocks, 5 roto toms, tam tam, brake drum.

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