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Piece Title : Batterie
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Level : Easy
Composer / Arranger : Rath, Eric
Composer / Arranger Details:

Eric Rath is an active educator, clinician, arranger and composer. He is currently the Director of Percussion and Associate Band Director at Randall High School in Amarillo, TX. Additionally, Mr. Rath serves as adjunct Instructor of Percussion at Amarillo College.

Mr. Rath is a graduate of West Texas A&M University. He received his Bachelor of Music Education (2001) and his Master of Arts Degree (2004). While at WT, he studied percussion with Dr. Susan Martin Tariq and was a member of the Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Gary Garner, then Mr. Don Lefevre.

Mr. Rath is a member of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra and also regularly performs with the Amarillo Opera. Mr. Rath occasionally plays vibraphone and drumset with area jazz groups and is active on the worship team at his church. Mr. Rath is a former member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Rath resides in Amarillo, Texas, with his wife, Kayla, their daughter Regan, and their son, Grant. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and is an alumnus and former chapter president of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is also proud to be an Educator Endorser for the Promark Corporation as well as a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Total Number of Percussionists Required :6 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble / Percussion Education
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : Castanets / Snare Drum / Tambourine / Triangle
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 32, 29, 26
Written for / Commissioned by : Batterie (for McKinley)
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 Tapspace Publications
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
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Publisher Details :

Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2011 /  2011
Duration :2Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :N/A
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

To the typical middle schooler, there may not appear to be much artistry or technique involved in playing the accessory instruments. How important could note length be on the bass drum? What function do castanets serve other than to represent a galloping horse? Can playing the triangle ever be considered cool???

Batterie begins to address accessory percussion instruments. What better way to teach your students how to play the accessories than to have a piece that focuses primarily on these instruments. Young players may not consider them to be the most glamorous in the percussion family, but as professionals, we certainly spend a lot of time playing them.

While it is an important first step in understanding the basics of playing these instruments, it is good to be able to go further and address timbre and touch. Imagine your percussion section not only being agreeable to playing the accessory parts, but actually developing an independent thought process for how to produce an appropriate timbre for any given musical context!

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