SIX-TWO-ETS (SIX SHORT DUETS)

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Piece Title : Six-two-ets (Six short duets)
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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 :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Free Choice Instrumentation
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Written for / Commissioned by : Eldad Shiloah
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 / 
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Sheet Music Available From :(Published by the composer) eshiloah@gmail.com     Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Sextuet is a set of six short free-Percussion duets of varying difficulty degrees, from beginner/intermediate to fairly advanced.

These duets are intended for public performance by student/teacher or student/student pairs. They can be performed separately or as a group and make for excellent encore pieces due to their briefness (each is roughly two minutes long).

The free concept involves no instrumentation. Two pitches are provided for each part and the players are encouraged to explore various timbres of an instrument or experiment with different choices of instruments and methods of playing. Any combination of rattles, shakers, drums, whistles, cymbals, bells, sticks, mallets and so forth can be used as long as a proper balance between the players is maintained.

1) Moderato - is a straight forward 4/4 duet of a march like character?

2) Allegretto -is in 12/8 and has a lighthearted quality about it.

3) Andante -involves long notes & many rolls that are interrupted by occasional bursts of 16th notes. It is slightly heavyish.

4) Giocoso - is a quick and exciting piece in 5/4 constantly forward moving.

5) Presto susurrando- Cloudlike very quick and very quite 32nds make out this piece. Out the constant buzz small rhythmic configurations peak and then dissolve.

6) Vivace -The main virile theme fluctuates between 6/8 and 7/8 and there are instances where one player performs quick triplets against the others duplets. This duet is filled with virtuosic movements between instruments.

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