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Piece Title : 3 / 5
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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 :5 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Written for / Commissioned by : Natanya municipal conservatory ensemble
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Publisher :Alfonce Production
Publishers Website :www.alfonce-production.com
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2007 / 
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2, 8
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Programme Notes / Performance Details : 3/5 was composed for a small percussion quintet of a beginner/ intermediate level. The piece consists of three miniatures each is 1-1&1/2 minutes long.

The instrumentation is as follows: Xylophone, Vibraphone, Bass drum ,Triangle, Claves, 3 Snare drums , 3 Tomtoms, 2 Suspended cymbals, 5 temple Blocks, Cowbell.

The first (Maestoso quasi legato) presents a simple melody that fluctuates between G minor and G mixolydian mode. The melody is played in mini imitations between the Xylophone and the Vibe while three tom-toms play an ostinato figure on the drum rims. The atmosphere is serene, sarabande like. The accompanying figure become tenser and gradually more and more of the drumheads get used onto a climax from which the music gradually fades away.

An ostinato is in the center of the second movement as well (Allegro). This time a more complex one with many small variations which create a thick, changing colorful bed of sounds on which the Vibe softly plays eerie chords that create a somewhat mysterious atmosphere.
The last Scherzo is very energetic, in contrast to its predecessors. The drums play a quick, powerful march like figure in unison. After a while the Xylophone joins in with a cheerful, almost bi- tonal, melody. Unlike its predecessors this movement ends in a rousing conclusion!
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Posted By : queenrec    Date Posted: 10 April 2007 02:26:00 AM
thats an amazing piece, i love it!
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