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Piece Title : Tribute
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Gerhart, Dave
Composer / Arranger Details:

Dave Gerhart holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California in Percussion Performance with a secondary emphasis in Music Education, Ethnomusicology, and Music Industry & Technology. Dr. Gerhart received a M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach. He has been featured on CDs with the Robin Cox Ensemble and most recently with Steven Hartke on Sonic Scenery for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. As a freelance musician, Dave has performed under Zubin Mehta, Mehli Mehta, and has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Michael Kamen, Yefim Bronfman, Ray Holman, and Robert Greenidge. His principle teachers include Dr. Michael Carney, Erik Forrester, Brad Dutz, and Raynor Carroll, principal percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dave is currently the director of the CSULB University Percussion Ensemble and the CSULB New Music Ensemble. He is also a member of the applied music faculty at CSULB. His compositions and arrangements for percussion ensemble and steel drum orchestra are published by Bachovich Music Publications. Dr. Gerhart is a member of the Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band and the IronWorks Percussion Duo.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Any 6 Drums (3 Per Player)
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : N/A
Written for / Commissioned by : IronWorks Percussion Duo
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 IronWorks Percussion Duo
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Publisher :Bachovich Music Publications
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 /  2010
Duration :13Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :Any 6 Drums (3 Per Player)
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Tribute, a three-movement work for any six drums for two players, was written as a “tribute” to three influences on my musical career. I wrote Tribadacious as a homage to one of my teachers, Brad Dutz, and his composition Ewe Day. The syncopated rhythms and different tone colors (rim, dead strokes, drum shell and open tones) are all inspired by the African drumming from the Ewe tribe (Ghana). ||: Tribute :|| is a homage to Steve Reich and the minimalist musical movement. The ostinato figures and additive processes are reminiscent of Reich’s compositional style. The third movement, Djunute, is a homage to the Djembe music of the Ivory Coast. This fast, aggressive movement uses repeated rhythmic interlocking figures and soloistic phrases invoking the spirit of the music from Guinea and Mali.

This piece can be performed on any 6 drums. The exact drums are left up to the performer. The video features 6 African Ewe drums.

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