SYMPHONY IN E-FLAT MAJOR/ J. STAMITZ

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Piece Title : Symphony in E-Flat Major/ J. Stamitz
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Composer / Arranger : arr. Kyle Maxwell-Doherty
Composer / Arranger Details: Kyle Maxwell-Doherty is currently working towards the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona. Prior to attending the U of A he had the opportunity to spend the greater part of two summers studying Traditional hand drumming in West Africa under master drummer Bernard Woma and the Saakumu Dance Troupe. He is the director of The Rosewood Marimba Band at the University of Arizona, and founder of the Academy of Steel at Lifelong Learning Academy in Tucson. Recently he performed at the 26th annual SEAMUS convention at the University of Miami, the 2011 National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy conference at Texas Tech University, and has been invited to perform at the 17th annual Puerto Rico Percussion Festival in San Juan this August. He has had the privilege of working with many great musicians throughout his career thus far and has immensely enjoyed collaborations with dance choreographers these past few years.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :6 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Xylophone
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Written for / Commissioned by : No Commissioning Party
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 Kyle Maxwell-Doherty/Row-Loff Productions
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Publisher :Row-Loff Productions
Publishers Website :www.rowloff.com
Publisher Details : Foremost in marching and concert percussion literature.  For more information please visit their website www.rowloff.com.
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Sheet Music Available From :www.rowloff.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :This is an excellent arrangement of an older baroque work for the percussion ensemble medium. The parts are not terribly challenging, however, many repeated sixteenth notes exist. These sixteenth notes can be challenging to line up, but are the composersí way of notating the string tremolos in the original part which would create the famous Mannheim crescendo that Stamitz (and the Mannheim School) was so well known for. The piece is in the traditional baroque symphonic form. There are no pedal markings for the vibraphone, however, if the vibraphone player pedals as the harmonies shift there should be no problem as the vibes carry much of the melody. This is an intermediate piece that would be an excellent way to expose your students to a form of music that they would otherwise not be exposed to except in the music history classroom. This piece could lead to some interesting discussions with you and your ensemble on Baroque performance practice. The piece would make an excellent addition to a high school, or undergraduate percussion ensemble program.
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