Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Legal Highs
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Level : Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Jones, David P. (1958-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

David Jones grew up in Seattle, Washington where he began his musical studies on the clarinet at the age of six.  Later, he studied the saxophone and piano, performing with the Seattle Youth Symphony, Seattle Civic Light Opera and various school ensembles before turning to composition during his high school years.  Since then, he has received over eighty performances of his music in Paris, New York, Boston, Seattle, St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Nashville, San Antonio, Radford (VA), Keene (NH), Potsdam (NY), and at the Tanglewood Festival and New England Music Camp.  His music has been performed by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (under Dennis Russell Davies), the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, the University of Washington Wind Ensemble, the Virginia Intercollegiate Band, the New England Trombone Choir, the Eastman Trombone Choir, the International Horn Symposium Horn Choir (under Phillip Farkas), Marimolin, the Orchestra of New York Woodwind Quintet, the Northwoods Wind Quintet, the New England Conservatory Honors Saxophone Quartet, and various faculty and students of New England Conservatory, the University of Washington, Crane School of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory.  Mr. Jones has received first prizes in the Marimolin Composition Competition (1988), the International Horn Society Composition Contest (1986), the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Composition Contest (1984), and the New Music for Young Ensembles Competition (1979).  He has also received awards from the International Association for the Promotion of the Saxophone (1988), the International Trombone Association (1987), the Virginia Symposium for New Band Music (1986), the Delius Composition Contest (1980), and the ASCAP Standard Panel (1986-1991) as well as fellowships from Artist Trust (1988) and the Washington State Arts Commission (1985).

Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Washington and a Master of Music in Composition (with Academic Distinction and Performance Honors) from New England Conservatory where he studied with Malcolm Peyton, William Bergsma, William O. Smith and John Rahn.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Violin and Marimba Duet
Instrumentation : Violin
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : 1989 Marimolin Composition Contest
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 C Alan Publications
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
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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 :1988 /  1992
Duration :13Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :NA
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

First Prize Winner in the 1988 Marimolin Composition Competition, Legal Highs is a 12-1/2 minute composition in three movements: Mr. Coffee, Menthology, and Sweet Thing.

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 26 February 2009 05:59:00 AM
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