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Piece Title : Duo for Guitar and Drums
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Composer / Arranger : Saperstein, David
Composer / Arranger Details:

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 : Drumset Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Drum Kit / Electric Guitar
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis and Gene Pritsker
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2011 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :6, Various
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Sheet Music Available From :www.steveweissmusic.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :
Duo for Guitar and Drums – David Saperstein (2011)

1. Electric guitar
2. Wah-wah pedal (if available)
3. Other effect pedals (if available and desired)
4. Amplification

Drum Set

1. A standard 4-piece drum set (bass drum, snare drum, mounted tom and floor tom) with a Hi-hat and 1 cymbal (crash) is required.
2. Drum sticks

Performance Notes:
1. Accidentals, once introduced into a measure, apply to one register only, and remain in effect until cancelled by a natural or until the bar line. Additional accidentals are sometimes added as a precaution.
2. One specific special effect (use of “Wah-wah” pedal, if available) is notated with the “wah” in parenthesis placed over the note where requested. At other places in the score, the electric guitarist, at his discretion, may use any other special effect (such as reverb or fuzz) available to him.

Drum Set Notation

3. The notation for the drum set is the same as used in Peter Jarvis’ anthology Drum Set Music for the Concert Stage, Volume 1, published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC and is shown on the notation page.

4. The Duration of the work is approximately 3 minutes.

Program Notes:
Duo for Guitar and Drums was composed in June of 2011 for two fabulous, multi-talented composers and performers: Peter Jarvis and Gene Pritsker. It is a work employing the guitar and drum set in the context of the concert hall. The guitar is amplified and makes free use of some of the more common sound effects available to the electric guitarist. The percussion set-up called for in the score employs one of the basic arrangements of these instruments, known to drummers everywhere: pedal bass drum, mounted tom-tom, floor tom-tom, snare drum, crash cymbal and hi-hat. The inspiration for this piece came partly from the operatic stage, and partly from popular culture. - David Saperstein

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Jarvis/Pritsker Duo (Peter Jarvis and Gene Pritsker) William Paterson University, NJ - USA 2011-11-07 07:30 PM
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