VERTIGO

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Piece Title : Vertigo
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Level : Advanced
Composer / Arranger : Harnsberger, Andy
Composer / Arranger Details:

Praised by Percussive Notes Journal as “A Master of Musical Nuance”, ANDY HARNSBERGER enjoys a versatile career as a performer and educator. He has performed in a variety of settings across the United States, Europe, and Japan and presents numerous solo recitals and clinics throughout the country each year. He has been a featured solo artist at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has also appeared as a guest clinician at many Percussive Arts Society Days of Percussion.  His compact disc, “Vertigo,” has been recognized by the Percussive Arts Society as “a must purchase for anyone who collects important marimba recordings…His performance makes it clear that he is a master player, not only technically, but musically as well.”


Dr. Harnsberger has performed as percussionist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony and Richmond Ballet Orchestras, Key West Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Macon Symphony Orchestra, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony, Long Bay Symphony, Gainesville Symphony, and Carroll Symphony Orchestra as well as the contemporary music ensemble “Currents”, and has toured extensively as percussionist and xylophone soloist with The Jack Daniel’s Silver Cornet Band. He has also made several guest appearances on National Public Radio, both in interviews, and live performances to bring public awareness to the marimba as a solo instrument.  “Andy Harnsberger is a joy to watch in performance and a feast for the ears.  The sensitivity and strength in his live playing was a treasure for the audience…simply phenomenal!” – National Public Radio.

Andy Harnsberger earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he also received the prestigious Performer`s Certificate. Dr. Harnsberger is Director of Percussion Studies at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and is active throughout the year as a freelance percussionist and recitalist.  He is also in demand as a clinician across the country, presenting workshops and masterclasses at many universities each year. Andy is a performing artist and clinician for Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Innovative Percussion, Inc., Evans Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals, Ltd., and Grover Pro Percussion.
 

Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo with Percussion Accompaniment
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) (x2) / Gong (Tuned to E) / Hi-Hats / Large Size Tom / Medium Size Tom / Slap Stick / Small Size Tom / Snare Drum / Timbales
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : No Commissioning Party
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Provided by Andy Harnsberger
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Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Publishers Website :www.innovativepercussion.com
Publisher Details :

Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to www.innovativepercussion.com.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1998 /  1999
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various, 4, 2
Special Needs :Gong Tuned to E
Sheet Music Available From :www.steveweissmusic.com/product/23561/mallet-accompaniment      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Vertigo was written in 1998 and premiered at the Louisville Day of Percussion on April 10, 1999 with the University of Louisville Percussion Ensemble. The piece is in six sections, delineated by tempo and texture. Vertigo is defined as "a disordered state in which the individual or his environs seem to whirl dizzily; a dizzy confused state of mind." I have attempted to represent this state in both the marimba and percussion parts. Devoted classic rock fans will notice quotes from some popular rock songs, each with a unique accompaniment.

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