SKY DANCER TRIO

Posted By : bfaegre
Piece Title : Sky Dancer trio
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Composer / Arranger : Faegre, Brendan
Composer / Arranger Details: Brendan Faegre (b. 1985, Portland, Oregon) is an internationally performed composer, percussionist, and educator. Built on the premise that the highest calibre musical works of all traditions have more similarities than differences, he seeks to combine the resonant elements of numerous musical traditions into a compelling and unique voice. His music draws inspiration from Jazz and Rock drumming, Hindustani Classical music, Norwegian folk music, Argentine tango, and many styles and traditions found in Western Classical music.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :3 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Finger Cymbals / Hi-Hats / Kick Bass Drum / Pair of Bongos or Boo Bams / Rainstick / Shaker
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Written for / Commissioned by : Unknown
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 Brendan Faegre
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Publisher :Raven Feather Music
Publishers Website :www.brendanfaegre.com
Publisher Details : The ASCAP publisher of Brendan Faegre s music
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2007 / 
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various, 4
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Sheet Music Available From :www.brendanfaegre.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :Sky Dancer is the culmination of what began as a "riff" that felt and sounded Marimba-esque. I decided to use the riff to compose a piece that would not only express the desired contours, harmony, and melody, but also feel natural on the marimba. Although there are some complex sections that stray a bit from the aim of naturalness, the piece is in general idiomatic. After a successful solo marimba version of this piece and an offer of performances by renowned percussionist Amy Putnam, I added two non-pitched percussion parts into the mix, intensifying the feelings of each section. The first section is made up of themes derived from the opening motif, all possessing a rhythmic, bouncing quality and energetic spurts of mixed meter. As the transition is made to the weighty middle section, more dissonance creeps into the music, preparing for the developmental chaos that is to ensue. Following a slow, chorale-like section ending on a roaring fortississimo chord, the first section returns, with slight changes, and ends with a small coda. [this piece may be performed with one player (solo marimba), two players (solo marimba and Percussion 1), or three players]
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