THE FINAL PRECIPICE

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Piece Title : The Final Precipice
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Composer / Arranger : Peyton, Jeffrey (1962-)
Composer / Arranger Details: Unknown
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Timpani
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Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : David Jarvis
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Accompanied :Solo with CD Accompaniment
Publisher :Cascadia Publications
Publishers Website :cascadiapublications.com
Publisher Details : This company publishes the music of composer Jeffrey Peyton.
Year Composed / Copyright Date :1993 / 
Duration :11Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Sheet Music Available From :www.steveweissmusic.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details : The Final Precipice was written in the spring of 1993, and arose out of the composers interest in creating a work for acoustic percussion and computer generated soundscapes. As a timpanist, he felt the need to contribute to the body of repertoire for the instrument, and this composition is the result. The Final Precipice is dedicated to David Jarvis, Professor of Percussion at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, for whom it was written.
The composer suggest that this piece could be subtitled, Concerto for Timpani. The piece begins with extreme excitement moving around the five required drums and moves into a more melodic section soon after. The tuning changes are marked very clearly for the performer and ample time is given for the bigger changes. The middle section is slower, and requires rolling around the drums. The performer should be comfortable with rolling for an extended period of time, and at varying pitches on the drums. The piece ends with another fast section and an exciting build up.
The piece comes with two scores, a large performance part, and a smaller rehearsal score that includes the tape cues on it. The tape part is generally very easy to play along with. The middle section can be difficult to line up, however the composer has allowed for some freedom in that section. This piece is very exciting and makes a great opener for a recital. It would be a welcome addition to a senior or graduate level recital.
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