BE ROCKIN` BY 7

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Piece Title : Be Rockin` By 7
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Level : Easy-Medium
Composer / Arranger : Houllif, Murray (1948-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

A native of Woodbourne, New York, he holds degrees from the State University of New York at Potsdam (BS Music Education) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (MM Percussion Performance). His teachers include Raymond Des Roches, Richard Fitz, James Petercsak, Sandy Feldstein, and Bey Perry (organist Jimmy Smith`s drummer). Having subsequently served as co-coordinator of percussion at North Texas State University in Denton, Murray has recently retired from 32 years as a band director and percussion specialist in the public schools of Smithtown, New York.

As a member of the percussion section of the Long Island Symphony under Seymour Lipkin and the Nassau Symphony directed by Andrew Schenk, he has performed with Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Itzak Perlman, Bryon Janis, Stanley Drucker, Julius Baker, Lynn Harrell, and Phil Smith.  He co-founded, wrote for, and performed with the Ambira Mallet Quartet.  Murray performed at Theatre Three as show drummer/percussionist for eight years.  He was drumset player with Art Rollini (formerly with the Benny Goodman band) for seven years.  He endorses Pro-Mark sticks and Grover Pro-Percussion products.

With approximately 220 concert and pedagogic publications to his credit, he has written numerous articles for such professional journals as “Percussive Notes”, "Modern Drummer", "The Instrumentalist", "School Band and Orchestra Magazine", and the “Music Educator’s Journal”. He is a two-time winner of the Percussive Arts Society Composition contest

 

Total Number of Percussionists Required :7 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : Bass Drum / Bells / Claves / Cow Bell / Snare Drum / Tambourine / Timpani (x3) / Tom (x2) / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Not a Commissioned Work
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 C Alan Publications
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
Publisher Details :

C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2000 /  2002
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :A 4-octave marimba may substitute for the xylophone. A Vibraphone may substitute for the bells.
Sheet Music Available From :www.c-alanpublications.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

A short and easy piece for developing ensemble, this work has everything your students could want. Jazzy themes in the mallets are interspersed with percussive overtures in the auxiliary.

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