PITCHED DRUMS (OP. 2)

Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Pitched Drums (Op. 2)
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Composer / Arranger : Jarvis, Peter
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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 : Timpani
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : Edmund Fay
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :1999 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :N/A
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Sheet Music Available From :www.steveweissmusic.com/product/5124/timpani-solo      Check to see if in stock
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Program Notes:
Pitched Drums, Opus 2 was composed in 1999 and respectfully dedicated to Edmund Fay. The chosen pitches create the following intervals: 2 tritones, 2 Perfect 5ths, 1 minor 2nd and 1 minor 9th. With those intervals available, it was my hope that I would be able to create a variety of “tonalities” and have a great deal of opportunity for counterpoint. - Peter Jarvis

Performance Notes:

- The accidentals that appear in the first measure apply to the entire piece without exception.
- Staccato notes are to be played in the center of the drum.>br> - Tenuto notes are to be played with a slight rhythmic stress but not as much as an accent.
- Notes marked sfz, e.g. the g sharp in m. 46, are to be played within the dynamic environment in which they appear. Therefore, that note should be treated as an extra heavy accent within the dynamic range of mf.
- Mallets according to articulation and the acoustical environment.

- Pitched Drums was designed so it could be played on a set of timpani relatively small in size. If the indicated pitched are not available on the drums being used, it is perfectly OK to use one of the transpositions suggested on the “tuning” page. In any case it is important to maintain the intervallic integrity of (from low to high) tritone, minor 2nd, tritone. This tuning creates: 2 tritones, 2 perfect 5ths, 1 minor 2nd and 1 minor 9th.

Pitched Drums is enraved by Peter Jarvis.

Pitched Drums is published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC USA

Copyright 1999 Peter Jarvis
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