THE CELTIC XYLOPHONE, BOOK 1

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Piece Title : The Celtic Xylophone, Book 1
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Daughtrey, Nathan
Composer / Arranger Details:

Nathan Daughtrey earned a Bachelor Degree in Instrumental Music Education and Master and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees in Percussion Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary performance teachers have included Dr. Cort McClaren and Keiko Abe and he studied composition with Dr. Greg Carroll.

Dr. Daughtrey is gaining international recognition for his band and percussion works with performances at educational institutions of all levels. Many of his works are well on their way to becoming standards in the repertoire, such as Appalachian Air for concert band, Shock Factor for percussion quintet, and Strange Dreams for clarinet and marimba. His numerous awards include 1st Place in the 2000 Southeastern Composers' League Philip Slates Competition for Episodes for Solo Piano, and 2nd and 3rd Place in the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Composition Contest for his large percussion ensemble works Limerick Daydreams and Adaptation, respectively.

Dr. Daughtrey also has commissions extending well into 2007. His works have been performed at the Texas Music Educator's Association Conference and the Percussive Arts Society International Conference. Dr. Daughtrey is also quite active as a solo marimba artist. His performances have taken him across the United States to Europe and Japan. His second solo CD, Strange Dreams, will feature Emma Lou Diemer's Concerto in One Movement for Marimba and Orchestra, Daniel McCarthy's Dance on Wahbekaness, and several of his own compositions and adaptations.

Nathan is a Yamaha Performing Artist and endorses Vic Firth mallets and sticks.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Xylophone Solo with Accompaniment
Instrumentation : Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Not a Commissioned Work
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 C Alan Publications
Accompanied :Solo with Percussion Accompaniment
Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
Publisher Details :

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 :2006 /  2006
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :Two players can share the 5-Octave marimba. A version for xylophone and piano accompaniment is also available.
Sheet Music Available From :www.c-alanpublications.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

The Celtic Xylophone is a collection of Irish tunes for solo xylophone and marimba trio. It features arrangements of the ever popular "Irish Washerwoman" and "Londonderry Air" and a lesser known work, "The Absent-Minded Woman." Each represents a different type of Irish tune - the jig, ballad, and reel - respectively.

The arrangements are meant to be virtuosic showpieces for the xylophone and will work perfectly in solo recitals and percussion ensemble concerts.

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