Posted By : DMP
Piece Title : Brasilia
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Composer / Arranger : Parks, Gary
Composer / Arranger Details:

Gary Parks writes and arranges for band, for solo, ensemble, and multi-percussion, as well as for voice, both educational and sacred.  His works are published by Alfred Publishing Company, TRN Music Publisher, BriLee Music Publishing Company, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Grand Mesa Music Publishers, Lindsborg Press, GIA Publications, Inc., Imagine Music, and Dutch Music Partners. 

His arrangement of Deux Chansons for orchestra and voice was presented at the 2004 Christmas performance of the Symphony of Southeast Texas.  His 2006 arrangement for concert band, Two Evening Carols, is on Band World Magazine's 'Top 100' list for 2005-2006. Gary Parks has been the principal percussionist for the Symphony of Southeast Texas since 1978, and is the percussion instructor for Lamar University.  He serves as music director for the First Christian Church of Beaumont.  His career in public education began in 1970, in classes ranging from high school and middle school choral music, to elementary music and art. 

Gary has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the faculty artists series for Lamar University, as well as percussionist for many civic performances. Gary holds a Master in Music Education from McNeese State University, where he studied with Dr. Bill Groves.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Theory and Composition, and Percussion in 1970 at Lamar State College, which is now Lamar University. 

Many people at Lamar were influential in Gary's musical career, including his father, George Parks, then music department chair.  Gary's instructors there included Dr. Charles Pete Wiley and Prof. Paul Holmes. Gary was born in Louisiana, but got to Texas as quick as he could, and has lived most of his life in Southeast Texas.  He now lives in Lumberton, Texas with his wife, Cathryne, who works with him as lyricist.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Bass Guitar / Flute / Steel Drum (Set of)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : Gary Parks
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Publisher :Dutch Music Partners
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DMP publishes sheet music composed by several international composers like Daniel McCloud, Matt Ownby, Carlos Passeggi, Michael Pagan, Doug Walter etc. They all write outstanding music for keyboard-soloists and small/large ensembles

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2000 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Lush harmony and a variety of musical colors in this composition bring to mind a warm, tropical rain forest. However, Brazil is also known for its "carnival"-atmosphere, which everyone enjoys. The opening section is exotic, while the last section is exuberant. If you enjoy Latin percussion, try this!

Extra Performance Notes: Brasilia requires 14 players.

Extra Performance Notes:  Brasilia requires three players to perform using four mallets on a 4 1/3 octave marimba, vibraphone and xylophone.  This piece can also incorporate extra rhythm instruments.

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