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Piece Title : Nine French-American Rudimental Solos
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Composer / Arranger : Tompkins, Joe
Composer / Arranger Details: Percussionist Joseph Tompkins began his musical studies at the age of ten with David Satterfield and Phil Faini at West Virginia University. With the strong guidance of these mentors, he enrolled at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with John Beck. He completed his graduate work at the Manhattan School of Music, under the tutelage of Chris Lamb. Tompkins currently freelances in the New York City area and heads the percussion department at Rutgers University. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, with whom he has toured Europe and Asia, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, St. Luke’s Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the Rebel Baroque Orchestra in broadcasts from Trinity Church on Wall Street, the New York Collegium, and the Bach Vespers series at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. In the realm of new music, Tompkins recently completed his seventh year with Timetable, a percussion trio he co-founded that has commissioned, performed and recorded many new works by both young and established composers. He can be heard on film soundtracks for The Manchurian Candidate, Casanova, Failure to Launch, The Last Holiday and The Brave One and has performed in over a dozen Broadway productions. He is married to violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Snare Drum
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Instrumentation : Snare Drum
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Publisher :Bachovich Music Publications
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 / 
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :"The best thing to happen to the Snare Drum World in a long time!" - Fernando Meza, University of Minnesota "I haven`t been this into a snare drum study since I worked on the Swiss Rudiments back in college!" - Chris Lamb, NY Philharmonic "Joseph Tompkins` new solos are a unique and challenging diversion from the standard rudimental solos and collections used throughout the U.S." - Brian Zator, Texas A&M University - Commerce, review in PAS News This book is, in essence, a collection of stately marches. It came about after an exploration of the French rudiments contained in Guy Lefèvre Le Tambour “Technique Superieure". After spending some time working with that book, I thought why not combine French and American rudiments in one setting? The French use of syncopated accents within groupings and combinations of quintuplets counterbalances the solidity of the American rudiments nicely, providing an occasional unexpected trip in the beat. Many French rudiments have been used here in their entirety, although a few have been modified. I would highly recommend referring to Lef¨vres book for a complete tutorial on this wonderful drumming style.
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