Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Solo for Two Kick Drums (Op. 7)
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Composer / Arranger : Jarvis, Peter
Composer / Arranger Details:

Peter Jarvis is a percussionist, conductor, drummer, composer, educator, copyist and print music editor. As a freelance musician he has performed as a soloist, chamber player and conductor with many highly distinguished ensembles in the United States and abroad; primarily in New York in Ne w Jersey.

As conductor he has appeared with the Saint Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, and several other groups. He has appeared as guest conductor on the San Francisco Symphony’s New and Unusual Music Series. The New York Times has said about Jarvis`s conducting: ". . . [He] did full justice to its rhythmic complexities; Mr. Jarvis and his forces richly deserved the standing ovation they received."
As copyist he has worked on the music of Leonard Bernstein, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Ned Rorem, George Walker and several dozen other American and International composers. His work is in the catalog of many major music publishers, including CF Peters, Boosey and Hawks, Theodore Presser, Shirmers, etc.

Jarvis teaches music at Connecticut College and William Paterson University, his teaching responsibilities include academic classes, percussion lessons, coaching/conducting chamber music directing New Music Concerts and the New Music Series at William Paterson University where he is Director of New Music.

His compositions are published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC and he is a member of BMI.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Drumset Percussion
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Kick Bass Drum
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Written for / Commissioned by : Connor Donohue
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
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Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2007 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :3, 6
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Program Notes:

Solo for Two Kick Drums, Op. 7 was composed for and is dedicated to Connor Donahue. Connor was preparing a recital when an injury to his arm, which led to surgery, forced him to cancel the program. I composed this piece so Connor could continue playing without needing his arms. - Peter Jarvis

Performance Notes:

1. Two bass drums with foot pedals are required. If possible the high drum should be 18 20 inches and the low drum should be 22 - 26 inches. More importantly, the drums should be distinctly different in pitch.
2. The high drum should be slightly less resonant then the low drum.
3. Wood beaters are preferred. However, beaters should be chosen according to articulation and the acoustical environment.
4. Notes marked staccato are to be played as dead stokes whenever possible.
5. Notes marked tenuto are to be played with a slight rhythmic emphasis but less than an accent.

Solo for Two Kick Drums is engraved by Peter

Copyright Peter Jarvis
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