Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Variations on a Ghanaian Theme
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Composer / Arranger : Levitan, Daniel (1953-)
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Daniel Levitan is the composer of numerous works for percussion ensemble that are regularly performed at colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

He studied composition at Bennington College (BA, 1976) with Henry Brant, Vivian Fine, and Marta Ptazynska; and percussion privately with Phil Ford and Ray Spiegel (tabla), Frank Malabe (conga and latin percussion), and Tom Hemphill (mallets).

Mr. Levitan, a graduate as well of the North Bennett Street School (1975), works as a piano technician in New York City, and writes and lectures on tuning topics for the Piano Technicians Guild.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :3 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Publisher :Alfred Publishing / Studio 4 Productions
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Posted By : Mastertltt    Date Posted: 10 November 2012 09:34:14 PM
This piece would be best on a college level percussion studio concert. Tempo at 144, and has some intense rhythms in each part. The instrumentation, time signature, and dynamics of this piece is not to be worried about when performing this piece. When the syncopation of all parts come together then you will here the ghanaian theme come out through the piece.
Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 26 February 2009 03:54:00 AM
"An old Ghanaian theme is developed in a most creative manner, requiring fine interplay and considerable technique. 2 cowbells; 3 temple blocks, 2 tom-toms
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