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Piece Title : Shadow Chasers
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Composer / Arranger : Burritt, Michael
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Michael Burritt is currently Professor of Percussion Studies at the Eastman School of Music. Mike received his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees, as well as the prestigious Performers Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. His teachers have included John Beck, Gordon Stout, Paul Yancich and Herbert Flower. Mike has become one of the World`s leading percussion soloists and pedagogues, specializing in the areas of marimba and solo percussion.

He is in frequent demand performing concert tours and master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. Mike has been soloist with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Chautauqua Festival Orchestra, Ju Percussion Group (Taiwan), Percussion Art Quartet (Germany), Amores Percussion Group (Spain), Peaux (Sweden) and the Tempus Fugit Percussion Ensemble of Pittsburgh, PA.

Mike has two solo recordings - Perpetual, and Shadow Chasers and released his third this past Spring 2004 entitled Waking Dreams on the Resonator Records label. All the recordings are comprised of Mike`s original compositions as well as works written expressly for him. He has been a featured artist at seven Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. In 1992 he presented his New York solo debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and in 1998 performed his London debut in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Mike is also active as a composer, having written two books of etudes as well as numerous solo and chamber works for marimba and percussion. He is published with Ludwig Music, C. Alan Publications, and Keyboard Percussion Publications. Mike has been a member of the Percussive Arts Society Board of Directors, and is a contributing editor for Percussive Notes Magazine and is the chairman of the PAS Keyboard Committee.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Bamboo Wind Chimes / Bell Tree / Boo Bams (4 Pitches) / Brake Drum / Hi-Hats / Log Drum (4 pitches) / Rainstick
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
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C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1994 / 
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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This is the ensemble version of Burritts popular piece for solo marimba and percussion trio. It explores the full range of the instrument and of marimba technique. Extremely challenging but idiomatic writing makes this an impressive piece to add to your repertoire. Once you learn the ensemble version, you can easily play the solo version (Shadow Chaser) in your next solo recital.

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