Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Gimmie Five
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Composer / Arranger : Gage, Darren
Composer / Arranger Details: Darren Gage is a composer, arranger, music educator and percussionist. He holds a PhD in Music Theory and Composition from Rutgers University, where he studied with Charles Wuorinen. Dr. Gage co-founded the New Jersey Arts Collective in 2001. He currently serves as the groupís Artistic Director, as well as Director of NJACís New Music ensemble, Ionisation. His compositions have been performed by ensembles that include Helix (New Brunswick, NJ), the Society of Chromatic Art (NYC), the Interlochen Faculty Chamber Ensemble (Interlochen, MI), and the faculty at American Dance Festival (Durham, NC). Dr. Gage is a member of the Music Theory faculties at William Paterson University and Westminster Choir College.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Drumset Percussion
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Instrumentation : Drum Kit
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis commissioned by Calabrese Brothers Music
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
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Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 / 
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :6
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Gimme Five is a two-part invention for drum set. Unlike in the piano variety, where voices would be neatly separated between two hands, the parts in this invention are integrated on one staff and performed simultaneously by some combination of four limbs. While the resulting, embedded counterpoint is often difficult to discern, conventional developmental techniques may be recognized throughout. Thematic material is transformed through augmentation, diminution, and even transposition, where rhythms performed on one drum or cymbal are then shifted to another. This piece and its rhythmic language are inspired by the drum solo in Take Five, the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet recording currently celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. Gimme Five was commissioned by Helmut C. Calabrese and Calabrese Brothers Music, and it serves as a tribute to two of my favorite New Jersey musicians, the visionary percussionist Peter Jarvis and the Brubeck Quartet`s legendary drummer, Joe Morello. - Darren Gage

Gimmie Five was premiered by Peter Jarvis on November 18, 2009 at The Palyers Theaer in New York City on a Composers Concordance concert.

Gimmie Five is included in Drumset Music for the Concert Stage, volume 1 which is an anthology of drumset pieces commissioned for Peter Jarvis by Calabrese Brothers Music.

The score is engraved by Peter Jarvis.
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