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Piece Title : Diagrams
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Composer / Arranger : Sperone, Michael
Composer / Arranger Details: Michael Sperone was born and raised in a bustling New York City suburb. His composing style has been shaped by wide ranging influences with musical influences including early 90 s indie rock, post-war serialist composers, and contemporary "jazz". Michael also cites non-musical sources of inspiration, especially the maths and sciences.
He received his undergraduate degree from William Paterson University as a Classical Percussion major. Here he studied with Raymond DesRoches, Gary Van Dyke, and Peter Jarvis among others. He began performing with the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, in residence at the university, and eventually went on to co-found Absolute Percussion and New Music Unit with fellow students. It was here that he also first began composing seriously, with the guidance of Dr. s David Weisberg, John Link, and Jeffery Kresky.
Michael is a founding member of On The Cusp New Music Ensemble and New Music Unit as both composer and performer. He current plays with his pop-music group Tintinnabulation, performing his own compositions. He has upcoming works that will be premiered by iKtus Percussion, and On The Cusp. Michael s music is published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Instrumentation : Glockenspiel / Kick Bass Drum / Wood Block
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Justin Wolf
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 / 
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Sheet Music Available From :www.steveweissmusic.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

The bass drum is played with a pedal, using a medium-soft beater.
- Accidentals apply only to the note which follows, except for repeating notes. Natural signs are placed in some spots to avoid confusion.

The glockenspiel has an improvised part going on above the vibraphone and percussion. The pitches indicated above each measure are to be played in any register and any order, fast and in a free and changing rhythm, with no breaks. To facilitate performance, you may choose to limit yourself to 8th note triplets, 16ths, and 32nds. This way all attacks on the vibraphone with correspond with an attack on the bells. Ideally the performer would freely fluctuate speeds with no regard for rhythm.

- The performer may wish to use a double bass pedal for this movement. Alternately, the bass drum may be placed on it`s side to be played with mallets.
- Vibraphone harmonics are to be played by holding one mallet at the center of the bar and striking with another mallet at the node.

- The rolls should be fast single stroke rolls, except where specified to be buzzed.

- Four mallets should be used, 2 soft yarn or cord mallets for the long notes on the vibraphone, and 2 plastic mallets (Bob Becker blues, or similar) for the bells and the vibraphone`s 16th notes.
- Prepare the vibraphone to dampen only the highest octave (F-f) except for the Gb. These notes are played with plastic mallets and should have a short sustain. The rest of the vibraphone (low F up to the E, and the Gb) should be allowed to ring freely.

- Use soft mallets on vibraphone and hard mallets on glockenspiel, unless otherwise noted (H for hard or S for soft). The soft vibraphone mallets should be just hard enough that they still produce a tone on the pitches played on the glockenspiel. The hard mallets for the glockenspiel should still be soft enough as to not damage the vibraphone (the same mallets from IV should do just fine).

Copyright 2008

Published by Calabrese Brothers Music
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