SNARE DRUM SOLO .

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Piece Title : Snare Drum Solo .
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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 : Snare Drum
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Instrumentation : Snare Drum
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 / 
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Inspired by my esteemed colleague, Peter Jarvis, composing Tunes without Pitches for solo snare drum and dedicating this work to me, I attempted to write my own snare drum solo - a task that I found quite challenging. The snare drum is probably one of the most ubiquitous of percussion instruments; yet, while its distinctive sound frequently comes to play in almost every type of music, it is seldom heard as a solo instrument. In composing Snare Drum Solo (2009), I sought to draw upon a wide range of possible textures, timbres and dynamics. In doing so, I specified the use of both snare sticks and brushes; and of both “snares on” and “snares off;” and indicated many different types of attack - from delicate triple piano strokes to fortissimo accented rim shots. One of the brush strokes characteristic of jazz, known informally by jazz drummers as “stirring soup,” is also employed. A fixed tempo of quarter note equal to 72 opens the work, and this pulse continues for sixty-four measures, until becoming twice as fast for the remainder of the piece. - David Saperstein
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