Posted By : JoshGottry
Piece Title : Shifting Waves
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Composer / Arranger : Gottry, Josh
Composer / Arranger Details:
Josh Gottry (b. 1974) earned a BM in Percussion Performance at Northern Arizona University and a MM in Composition at Arizona State University and has successfully established himself as a highly regarded percussion instructor and performer and as an internationally recognized composer.
Mr. Gottry currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, teaching courses in music theory, percussion, and composition.  Additionally, he works with percussion ensembles and private percussion students at all grade levels as a clinician and within his private lesson studio. Mr. Gottry`s performance record spans over 20 years with experience including professional orchestras, music theater, community and chamber ensembles, as well as solo performances and recitals.  In 2011, he was selected to serve as a teaching artist with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, presenting clinics and residencies on percussion and composition for schools and after-school programs.
Mr. Gottry`s first composition, "Irrelevant" for solo marimba, earned him an ASCAP Young Composer Competition grant in 1995.  Since that time, he has been selected for numerous ASCAP Plus awards and has created nearly fifty published works.  Having come to composition through his musical pursuits as a percussionist, he is uniquely able to create works for percussion that are engaging, pedagogical, and brilliantly creative.  His compositions, which have been performed throughout the world at schools, festivals, and international conventions, are credited with “intelligent scoring and attention to detail” that highlight “beautiful and calm unpretentious melodies and soundscapes.”  
Josh Gottry is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He is a clinician for Mike Balter Mallets, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, and Yamaha Percussion.  Mr. Gottry recently served three years as President and six years as Vice-President for the Arizona State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.  He is currently Chair of the PAS Composition Contest Committee, a member of the PAS Education Committee, and a new literature reviewer for the Percussive Arts Society.  Mr. Gottry has been published in several issues of Percussive Notes and has presented clinics at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : Bell Tree / Bells / Cabasa / Castanets / Chimes / China Cymbal / Cow Bell / Hi-Hats / Ride Cymbal / Snare Drum / Tambourine / Tom / Triangle / Wood Block / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Josh Gottry
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Publisher :Drop 6 Media. Inc
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :1997 /  2001
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :NA
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Written in 1997, Shifting Waves is a combination of continually changing ostinatos. The center marimba serves at the rhythmic and melodic focus of the piece as it combines 2 and 3 note patterns in 6/8 and later 2 and 5 note patterns in 5/4, all over constant eighth notes.

After a brief lyrical interlude in the middle of the ensemble, the texture of the piece begins to gradually thicken. Lighter sounds (i.e. high hat, wood block) are systematically replaced with heavier sounds (snare drum, bass drum, etc.), leading to a strong reprise of the opening figure and a unison conclusion.

Extra Performance Notes: This piece can be adapted and played on 2 x 4 1/3 octave marimbas.  Marimba, Vibraphone and Xylophone parts all require the use of four mallets.  Other parts use just two mallets.

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