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Piece Title : Timpani Solo II
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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 :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Timpani
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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
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2006 / 
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Timpani Solo II was commissioned by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC and is dedicated to Peter Jarvis, in tribute to Mr. Jarvis’ considerable virtuosity. Composed in January of 2006, the work is characterized by contrasts in dynamics, tempo, and rhythm. Four pitches – G-flat, C, D and F – are chosen at the beginning and this tuning is maintained throughout the piece. The work is a free-form fantasy. There are six sections, each demarcated by a change in tempo. The first of these sections is slow and introductory, and the music grows out of three crescendos, stating the first three of the four pitches. The second section is fast-paced, with a wide variety of rhythms using different subdivisions of the beat. The third section is again slow and requires the player to use snare sticks. The use of timpani mallets returns in the fourth section, which is moderately fast-paced, and contains interchanging 6/8, 9/8, 12/8 meters. The fifth section returns to the tempo of the opening; and the final section begins at a moderately fast pace, introducing a two-measure ostinato figure, and concludes with an accelerando to a faster pace. - David Saperstein
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