Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Tunes Without Pitches (Op. 8)
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Composer / Arranger : Jarvis, Peter
Composer / Arranger Details:

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 : Snare Drum
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Snare Drum
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Written for / Commissioned by : David Saperstein
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 Peter Jarvis
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
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Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Program Notes:

Tunes Without Pitches, Op. 8, composed in July of 2009, is my second piece for snare drum alone. The piece is respectfully dedicated to my friend and colleague David Saperstein in recognition of his ongoing commitment to music, particularly percussion music. - Peter Jarvis

Performance Notes:

- A relatively deep snare drum is preferred (6 8 inches).
- Snare drum sticks throughout. - R.S. rim shot
- Ordinario or ord. return to normal stroke.
- Tenuto marks indicate a slight rhythmic emphasis (less than an accent.)
- The staccato rolls in m. 12 - last eighth, m. 15 at the 2nd quarter and m. 25
third beat at the second 8th should be played as a single buzz (one hand press).

Tunes Without Pitches is enraved by Peter Jarvis.

Tunes Without Pitches is published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC USA

Copyright 1999 Peter Jarvis
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