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Piece Title : The Black Page.
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Composer / Arranger : Zappa/J. Haas
Composer / Arranger Details: Virtuoso timpanist Jonathan Haas has raised the status of the timpani to that of a solo instrument throughout his unique career that has spanned more than twenty-five years. From classical concertos to jazz and rock & roll, from symphonic masterpieces to the most experimental compositions of living composers, Haas has championed, commissioned, unearthed and celebrated music for his instrument, becoming, as Ovation magazine hailed him, "The Paganini of the timpani." His concerts on the world s most prestigious musical stages and his ground-breaking recordings have delighted critics and listeners on both sides of the ocean. The New York Times wrote, "Wherever one finds a percussion instrument waiting to be rubbed, shook, struck or strummed, [Haas] is probably nearby, ready to fulfill his duties with consummate expertise ... he is a masterful percussionist." He has been profiled and reviewed over the years in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sydney Morning Herald, Jerusalem Post, Newark Star Ledger, and many other newspapers and magazines as well as on radio and television. He was featured on NPR s Fresh AirDial-A-Musician, which introduced him as "The only solo virtuoso timpanist around, the superstar of the timpani." and on Classical Public Radio Network s Dial-A-Musician, which introduced him as "The only solo virtuoso timpanist around, the superstar of the timpani."
Total Number of Percussionists Required :7 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Drum Kit / Glockenspiel / Xylophone
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Publisher :Bachovich Music Publications
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :1993 / 
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Frank Zappa had a ritual for auditioning drummers for his band. Zappa would present the drummer with the score for his solo piece, "The Black Page", then watch the reaction. The Black Page was originally constructed as a drum solo but shortly after it was completed he constructed The Black Page, Part 2. Zappa was unsure when Haas presented his idea of arranging The Black Page for percussion ensemble but still granted his approval to start the project. It was nearly a decade before Zappa allowed the music to hit the stage. Once completed this arrangement was given Frank Zappa`s blessing and approval. It is the ONLY Black Page arrangement that Zappa himself sanctioned and still to this day it is the ONLY arrangement recognized by the Zappa foundation. This arrangement was performed as a show piece on the Music of Zappa, the last concert of Zappa`s music presented in his life time...produced at Avery Fisher Hall to a sold out audience.
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