Posted By : Innovative Percussion
Piece Title : Standup Shadow
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Composer / Arranger : Ford, Mark
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Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / Snare Drum / Timpani / World Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Bamboo Wind Chimes / Cow Bell / Glass Wind Chimes / Log Drum (4 pitches) / Maracas / Mark Tree / Sandpaper Blocks / Snare Drum
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Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
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Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1997 / 
Duration :15Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :"""""Standup Shadow"" is a contemporary percussion quartet with a backstage narrator (not seen by the audience) and five surprise performers in the audience who each perform one crotale at a climactic portion of this ten-minute composition. Each performer of the basic percussion quartet requires a moderately-large multiple-percussion setup with player 1 functioning primarily with a marimba (4 1/3-octave; four-mallet technique necessary), player 2 performing on xylophone plus accessory percussion, player 3 performing on second marimba (4 1/3-octave) and vibraphone (both with four-mallet technique), and player 4 performing on five timpani plus a large multiple-percussion setup. Of critical importance to the success of ""Standup Shadow"" is the off-stage narrator (who is amplified with a microphone), who must stylize the mood of an almost ""e.e. cummings""-like text (original from Ford as well). A conductor is optional, and the quartet also makes verbal sounds: such as the opening ""hissing"" sound that is imitated by brush strokes on drumheads. The music is dramatic and must be carefully rehearsed to create an improvisational interplay. This work will contrast the traditional percussion ensemble literature quite nicely, and it reveals a pensive, almost cerebral side of the typically humorous Ford compositional personae (e.g., ""Head Talk""). Fords attention to compositional detail and his involvement of unannounced audience members and an unseen narrator brings a surreal, avant-garde atmosphere to ""Standup Shadow."""" - Jim Lambert Percussive Notes, June 1998

Includes 4 onstage percussionists, 5 in audience with crotales, speaker and optional conductor.

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Posted By : val    Date Posted: 21 November 2008 02:27:00 AM
a fine piece of music
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