Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Variations for King George
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Level : College
Composer / Arranger : Kraft, William
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Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Timpani
Instrument / Discipline : Timpani
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Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 4 drum
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Publisher :New Music West, CA
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Year Composed / Copyright Date : /  1981
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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 22 February 2009 11:20:00 AM
Glissandos, notates playing areas. Use of four mallets at one point. Good recital material. Variations for King George is a timpani solo dedicated to George Gabor, former percussion professor at Indiana University. The composition consists of a slow theme and five variations using various compositional devices such as unconventional playing areas on the drums, various glissandi techniques, and use of wooden sticks and marimba mallets in addition to the standard timpani mallets. William Kraft is a timpanist, composer, and conductor, having performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted the Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble in recording. Kraft`s compositions for percussion utilize both standard and unique instrumentation. His works for percussion ensemble, multi-percussion soloist, and solo timpani, along with his other chamber compositions are considered avant-garde. Kraft`s music can challenge the audience and performer alike in regard to form and sound concepts.
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