Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Practus Interruptus
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Level : Junior
Composer / Arranger : Long, David J (1950-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

David J. Long is Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia where he teaches courses in Theory, Skill Development, Composition, Orchestration, and History of Jazz.  His compositions are regularly performed primarily by college/university groups and public schools across the country as well as performances in Canada, France, Switzerland, and Germany.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion and Saxophone Duet
Instrumentation : Alto Saxophone / Congas (Set of) / Vibraphone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Alto Saxophone Percussion (marimba 4.5 octave, vibraphone, bongos or congas)
Written for / Commissioned by : Not A Commissioned Work
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 C Alan Publications
Accompanied :Other
Publisher :C. Alan Publications
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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 :2001 /  2002
Duration :13Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :You have the option to use bongos instead of congas
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

A unique theatrical showpiece for alto saxophone and one percussionist. The scenario is a run-through rehearsal in which the saxophonist keeps messing up. When the percussionist finally gets fed up, he starts playing a swing pattern on hand drums and chords in the vibraphone. The saxophone joins in with a bluesy solo over top. The middle section features improvisation in a 12-bar blues. After they finish “playing around,” the two players finish the composition they started rehearsing in the first place. A lot of fun to play and watch!

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 26 February 2009 06:00:00 AM
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