UNDERCURRENTS

Posted By : Innovative Percussion
Piece Title : Undercurrents
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Composer / Arranger : Gaetano, Mario
Composer / Arranger Details: For more information log onto www.innovativepercussion.com
Total Number of Percussionists Required :7 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / Snare Drum / Timpani / World Percussion
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Bells / Brake Drum (x4) / Claves / Cow Bell / Field Drum (with snares) / Snare Drum / Timbales
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Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Publishers Website :www.innovativepercussion.com
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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 www.innovativepercussion.com.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1995 / 
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Sheet Music Available From :www.steveweissmusic.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :Make sure the 4 woodblocks are low, med, high and another high one. Also, the 3 brake drums low, med, high, and you have a large one.

"""Mario Gaetanos Undercurrents is an advanced high school or college level percussion ensemble for seven players incorporating both pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments including claves, brake drums, chimes, triangles, timbales, tom-toms, crotales, marimbas, etc. As stated in the notes, ""This work consists of a series of canons, related to one another melodically and/or rhythmically. The contrapuntal nature of the work should always be made clear to the listener."" The contrapuntal emphasis contributes to the development of ""undercurrents"" or background motivic material presented to the listener. Additionally, Undercurrents employs several cadenzas, solo sections, and ad lib sections, which are excellent for developing improvisational skills. Letter H provides the start of an exciting ending with unison, rhythmic motives and staggered entrances between all parts. In addition, extra care needs to be taken with the beginning. Stellar chorale-style marimba playing is a must!"" - Lisa Rogers Percussive Notes, December 1995
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