Posted By : Tapspace
Piece Title : Rechargeable Batterie
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Level : Medium
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 :8 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble / Percussion Education
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : Castanets / Snare Drum / Tambourine / Triangle
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 29, 26
Written for / Commissioned by : Rechargeable Batterie (for Grant)
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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 :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :N/A
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Simply put, Rechargeable Batterie highlights a whole new level of performance that can occur with accessory instruments and does it in a more musically complex and satisfying manner.

Within the first 15 measures, you should notice that Rechargeable Batterie aspires to make music with our newfound accessory percussion skills. At this point the performer is not worried about how to play triangle or castanets as much as how to achieve the proper nuance required by the music. Across a number of dynamic changes, there are ample opportunities for the performer to perfect the proper and musically appropriate touch on the instrument. The independent percussionist does not just play the notes on the page; they actively seek out ways to perform their parts in the most complementary fashion to the rest of the ensemble.

By the time you work up Rechargeable Batterie, you will have percussionists who have many more tools in their toolbox. They will also have gained those tools having to be increasingly aware of how the other performers’ parts fit together. They will be able to play their part but also know how their part functions in the overall ensemble.

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