CHA CHA BLUES

Posted By : JoshGottry
Piece Title : Cha Cha Blues
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Level : High School/ College
Composer / Arranger : Gottry, Josh
Composer / Arranger Details:
Josh Gottry (b. 1974) earned a BM in Percussion Performance at Northern Arizona University and a MM in Composition at Arizona State University and has successfully established himself as a highly regarded percussion instructor and performer and as an internationally recognized composer.
 
Mr. Gottry currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, teaching courses in music theory, percussion, and composition.  Additionally, he works with percussion ensembles and private percussion students at all grade levels as a clinician and within his private lesson studio. Mr. Gottry`s performance record spans over 20 years with experience including professional orchestras, music theater, community and chamber ensembles, as well as solo performances and recitals.  In 2011, he was selected to serve as a teaching artist with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, presenting clinics and residencies on percussion and composition for schools and after-school programs.
 
Mr. Gottry`s first composition, "Irrelevant" for solo marimba, earned him an ASCAP Young Composer Competition grant in 1995.  Since that time, he has been selected for numerous ASCAP Plus awards and has created nearly fifty published works.  Having come to composition through his musical pursuits as a percussionist, he is uniquely able to create works for percussion that are engaging, pedagogical, and brilliantly creative.  His compositions, which have been performed throughout the world at schools, festivals, and international conventions, are credited with “intelligent scoring and attention to detail” that highlight “beautiful and calm unpretentious melodies and soundscapes.”  
 
Josh Gottry is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He is a clinician for Mike Balter Mallets, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, and Yamaha Percussion.  Mr. Gottry recently served three years as President and six years as Vice-President for the Arizona State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.  He is currently Chair of the PAS Composition Contest Committee, a member of the PAS Education Committee, and a new literature reviewer for the Percussive Arts Society.  Mr. Gottry has been published in several issues of Percussive Notes and has presented clinics at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
 
Total Number of Percussionists Required :8 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble / Percussion Education
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : Bass Guitar / Claves / Drum Kit / Guiro
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba, 3 Octave Vibraphone
Written for / Commissioned by : CGCC High School Summer Percussion Ensemble
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 Josh Gottry
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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 :2008 /  2007
Duration :2Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Sheet Music Available From :www.c-alanpublications.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

The 12-bar blues is quite possibly one of the most influential musical forms of the past century. This simple chord progression has been incorporated and modified by some of the greatest musicians in rock and jazz. It is flexible enough to work in virtually any style, including of course, the Cha Cha. After an opening ensemble statement and a few bars of the groove, the standard 12-bar blues format begins with the xylophone serving as the primary melodic instrument. Following two statements of the tune, the ensemble shifts into a montuno (repetitive ostinato) section which eventually becomes the vamp over which individuals in the ensemble can solo. The drumset, congas, and a chromatically descending line in the mallet instruments kick the ensemble back into one final blues chorus and a one-bar ensemble tag.

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