Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Four Movements for Percussion Quartet
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Level : College
Composer / Arranger : Udow, Michael
Composer / Arranger Details: MICHAEL UDOW is principal percussionist with The Santa Fe Opera (1968-present) and has headed the percussion program at The University of Michigan since 1982. Aside from his work with Equilibrium, Michael is a performing member of Summit Brass and Keiko Abe & Michigan C.P. and he has been a featured soloist at The Banff Centre the past two years. Michael can be heard on Advance, Opus One, Koch, Columbia/Denon, Columbia, CRI, Orion, SM/EQ and TRR, Gemini, GunMar, Non-Sequitor, Xebec of Japan, Einstein, EQ and New World labels. As an educator, Dr. Udow draws upon his diversified background and as former percussionist with the historic Blackearth Percussion Group, the New Orleans Philharmonic, the Tone Road Ramblers and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Michael has received acclaim for his compositional work including a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship to Poland, 1st Prize awarded by the Percussive Arts Society for his Bog Music, and grants including: Office of the Vice President for Research at The University of Michigan for the composition of his first opera, The Shattered Mirror, the Arts Foundation of Michigan and the Michigan Council for the Arts for the composition of his second opera, Twelve Years A Slave, and most recently a 1996 grant from The Institute for Study in the Arts at Arizona State University collaborating with visual artist, Murial Magenta in the 3-D Animated Video and Gallery Installation, Token City. Michael's Shattered Mirror Suite was premiered in September 1996 by George Manahan and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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As a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting contemporary music, ACA is a publisher, archivist, support organization for composers, and concert presenter, with a history dating to 1937. The ACA catalog, licensed for performance through BMI, is one of the most unique and diverse collections of American music in the United States and includes compositions from the early 1900s to the present day by such composers as T.J. Anderson, David Froom, Miriam Gideon, Robert Helps, Otto Luening, Daniel Pinkham, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Dane Rudhyar, Halsey Stevens, Joan Tower, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Charles Wuorinen, and many others.

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 26 February 2009 04:15:00 AM
Great quartet piece, uses very few instruments. Perfect for touring. 1st mvmt is for maracas, 2nd is for guiros, 3rd is for sandpaper blocks, 4th is for a bottle player and 3 hand clappers. This piece is great fun to play and watch, I highly recommend this piece.
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