Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : The Snares of Time (Op. 5)
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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 : Snare Drum
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Instrumentation : Snare Drum
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for John Ferrari
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
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Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2004 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Program Notes:

Although it is difficult to be specific, many of the ideas in this piece have been inspired by, and developed as a result of the countless discussions and music making experiences I have enjoyed with friend and percussionist John Ferrari. With profound respect, The Snares of Time is dedicated to John. - Peter Jarvis

Performance Notes:

1. Sticks and wire brushes are required.
2. The stem up and down notation, for example measure 34, is used for the purpose of graphic and contrapuntal clarity. The notation has nothing to do with pitch or location of attack.
3. Three slashes on a note indicates roll, for example a 16th note with one slash is a roll not two 32nd notes.
4. In measure 75 the snares should be aggressively engaged on the 4th beat in unison with the stick attack. No attempt should be made to mask the sound of the snares coming in contact with the drum head. If engaging the snares on a particular drum requires both hands (because of the mechanism, for example) the stick attack on the 4th beat should be omitted and the 4th beat should be articulated by “snapping” the snares on. If the 4th beat is executed without the stick attack, the preceding crescendo should be adjusted accordingly.

The Snares of Time was premiered by Peter Jarvis  on October 10, 2010 at Jan Hus Church in New York City, USA on a CLUB concert.

The Snares of Time is engraved by Peter
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Who Venue Date Time
Peter Jarvis for CLUB - premiere Jan Hus Church, New York City USA 2010-10-10 01:00 PM
Peter Jarvis for Composers Concordance DROM, New York City, USA 2011-01-30 08:00 PM
Peter Jarvis for International Composers and Interactive Artists Bergen Community College, NJ USA 2011-05-04 07:30 PM
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