THREE PIECES FOR MARIMBA

Posted By : briancblume
Piece Title : Three Pieces for Marimba
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Blume, Brian
Composer / Arranger Details:

Percussionist, composer, and educator Brian Blume is making himself known nationally and internationally through exceptional skill and creativity. A native of Logansport, Indiana, Brian is currently percussionist with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and has also played with the Lafayette Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Carmel Symphony, and Bloomington Camerata Orchestra. His performance experience goes far beyond orchestral playing and includes solo marimba and percussion, new music performances, and four years as a snare drummer with the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps. Recent accomplishments include performances at the 2010 TROMP Percussion Competition in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and First Place at the 2010 Mid-Missouri Percussion Arts Trophy marimba competition. Brian has studied with Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, John Tafoya, Anthony Cirone, Gerald Carlyss, and Brent Montgomery.
Brian is an active composer/arranger, educator, clinician, and adjudicator in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. He has received numerous commissions and has works published by Tapspace Publications, PercMaster Publications, and drop6 media. He writes for several high school percussion programs and has written for the IU Marching Hundred drumline and the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps drumline. Brian currently teaches percussion at Center Grove High School (Greenwood, IN) and has taught throughout the country at the Blue Stars, Madison Scouts, and the Star of Indiana Alumni Corps.
Brian earned both Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in percussion performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Brian currently lives in Greenwood, IN, with his wife, Sarah.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5-Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Not a Commissioned Work
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 Brian Blume
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Publisher :PercMaster Publishing
Publishers Website :www.percmaster.com
Publisher Details :

During the Spring 2003 semester, an informal meeting took place in the percussion office at Missouri Western State University.  In attendance were Dennis Rogers, Director of Percussion Studies at MWSU, Kevin Bobo, adjunct instructor at MWSU and three very gifted and bright students who studied with Dr. Rogers and Mr. Bobo — Tracy Thomas, Jeff Siasoco and Aaron Williams.  During this discussion a question became very clear.  How can percussionists who are performers, teachers and composers own their intellectual property (compositions), print it, market it and sell it?

The answer?  Start a publishing company that moved away from publishing through a traditional publisher … PercMaster Publications.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 /  2009
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.percmaster.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

What began as an exercise in improvisation resulted in a complete three- movement piece for marimba. The first piece exhibits this improvisational nature quite clearly. The second piece is based on the sound of a low rumble. The addition of a melody and subsequent counterpoint propels the piece, all while the rumble persists. The contrast between the second and third pieces displays the versatility of the marimba – a low, soft rumble contrasted with the bright, sharp and light character of the third piece. The careful listener will hear motives and variations of those motives throughout all three pieces. Three Pieces for Marimba is influenced in part by the works of Bach, Schönberg, Webern, and Bartòk.

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