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Piece Title : Clave & Sons
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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 : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble / Percussion Education
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) / Claves / Cow Bell / Guiro / Ride Cymbal / Shaker / Timbales / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba / 32, 29, 26, 23
Written for / Commissioned by : Clave & Sons (for Regan)
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 Tapspace Publications
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
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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 :

Clave & Sons sets out to accomplish the following goals: (1) to expose the student to Afro-Cuban percussion instruments; (2) to give students an opportunity to learn about those instruments through their traditional musical roles; and (3) to have a lot of fun in the process. Latin-American music is a ton of fun to play!

Clave & Sons does not have any particular style associated with it. Instead of writing a piece that is strictly Rumba, Mambo, or Salsa, it is written to allow each of the Afro-Cuban instruments to “do what they do.” In other words, you are experiencing the patterns and functions that are most common to these instruments.

After you have worked up Clave & Sons, your students will not only understand how to play these instruments but also what their original purpose was. And because these rhythms and patterns are not part of our indigenous American music (presumably most of us grew up listening to rock music), our students will have an even larger rhythmic vocabulary.

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Posted By : Kwardmallets    Date Posted: 13 October 2011 08:37:23 PM
We are playing this piece in my percussion ensemble and it is FANTASTIC!
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