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Piece Title : Canzona
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Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Slater, Joseph Wesley
Composer / Arranger Details:

J. Westley Slater recieved a B. A. on Music Composition from the University of Oklahoma. He continued his compostion studies at Julliard where he recieved certification.  He went on to obtain his Master`s in Musicology from the City University of New York.  He currently is working in New York as a new-media specialist with his own company arpamedia. Arpamedia designs and develops websites, eLearning applications, corporate presentations, and marketing campaigns for some of the most high profile companies in the business world. 


Total Number of Percussionists Required :8 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) (x2) / Bells / Bongos (Set of) / Chimes / Conga / Crotales (Set of) (x2) / Cymbal / Field Drum (with snares) / Tam-Tam / Temple Block / Tom / Triangle / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : OU Percussion Orchestra, directed by Dr. Richard Gipson
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Publisher :OU Percussion Press
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In 1977 the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensemble embarked on a project that developed into a national model for the encouragement and development of new music for percussion ensemble.  The OU Percussion Ensemble Commissioning Series regularly engages outstanding composers to write works for this medium.  The Commissioning Series is responsible for the creation of some of today`s staples in the percussion ensemble repertoire.

     In 1983 the University of Oklahoma funded the establishment of the OU Percussion Press, a non-profit extension of the percussion area. Through the Percussion Press, the commissioning series compositions plus other works expressly written for the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensembles have been made available for purchase and performance by the world`s leading percussion ensembles. The Percussion Press` catalog numbers more than 50 works, all published in a non-profit venture as a service to the profession.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1984 /  1986
Duration :16Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :NA
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Slater`s work represents a major addition to the mallet ensemble literature. This full-fledged canzona requires advanced two and four-mallet playing on six keyboard instruments as well as sensitive playing by two percussionists. A difficult sixteen-minute work which will challenge the best of players.

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