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Piece Title : From the River Within
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Composer / Arranger : Saperstein, David
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David Saperstein was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island and in New Jersey. His first musical studies were at home with his father. His first formal studies in Musical Composition were with Jacob Druckman at the Juilliard Pre-College Division. He continued his musical studies at Princeton University, where he was a student of Milton Babbitt, and at Brandeis University, with Martin Boykan. An award winner at an early age, David was one of the youngest winners of the BMI Awards to Student Composers, and is a seven-time winner of the ASCAP Standard Award. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Musical Composition and was an Associate Fellow at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. A former member of the music faculty at Brooklyn College, Mr. Saperstein’s music has been heard in the United States as well as abroad, with performances taking place at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, Symphony Space and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the American Academy and Villa La Pariola (the American Ambassador’s Residence) in Rome, Villa Schiffanoia in Florence, the Arnold Schoenberg Institute in Los Angeles, and at many colleges and conservatories around the country.

The performers who have played Mr. Saperstein’s music include the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and New Jersey New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Peter Jarvis and Raymond DesRoches, the Purchase Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dominic Donato, Speculum Musicae, the Group for Contemporary Music, and the Composers Guild of New Jersey. Mr. Saperstein’s Antiphonies for Percussion is recorded on a Nonesuch CD.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
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Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2007 / 
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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From the River Within: From the River Within was composed in February 2007 in fulfillment of a commission by Peter Jarvis originally intended for DoubleStop, a duo percussion ensemble. The piece is dedicated to my friend and colleague, Peter Jarvis, in respect and recognition of his outstanding talent and for being the consummate musical artist: composer, conductor, performer, editor, engraver and concert series director. The work is essentially a duo sonata in three movements. The work makes use of a large pallet of orchestral percussion instruments: 8 timpani, 2 marimbas, chimes, 3 suspended cymbals, large gong (tam-tam), 3 tom-toms, and 2 bass drums. The 8 timpani are tuned so that there are two tones in common (G and C) and this tuning is fixed and never changing throughout the composition. The first movement, the longest of the three, starts slowly and moves through a variety of different tempi. The second movement is entirely slow and consists of a solo by Player I playing only the Chimes. The final movement is entirely fast paced and employs timpani, tom-toms, cymbals, gong and the two bass drums. The duration of the work is approximately 8 1/2 minutes. - David Saperstein

From the River Within was premiered by Nicolas Doktor and Jeffrey Rubin on April 25, 2011 at William Paterson University as part of the New Music Series directed by Peter Jarvis.

The piece is for 2 multi setups, both require 4 timpani and a marimba (low A). One has tom-toms and chimes, the other has metals.

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Nicolas Doktor and Jeffrey Rubin William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ USA 2011-04-25 07:30 PM
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