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Piece Title : Changing Woods
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Composer / Arranger : Weiner, Rudd
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Ruud Wiener, born in Holland, was a student at the Tilburg and Rotterdam Conservatory in Holland. He studied piano and percussion. Contact with David Friedman led to further emphasis on the vibraphone. Ruud was employed at the Rotterdam and Maastricht Conservatory as mallet instructor between 1981 and 1991.His first compositions are compiled in two volumes, titled Six Solos for Vibraphone, which have become a standard in mallet percussion music.

His teaching credits were confirmed by invitations from many European conservatories and from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. Since 2003 he has been invited to perform by several American universities and conservatories, such as Carnegie Mallon University Pittsburgh, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Berklee College of Music in Boston.

He was a founding member of the New Percussion Group of Amsterdam, for which group he still composes. With this group he was closely involved as composer, performer and producer in the CD production <Go Between>, on which he can be heard in his composition <Go Between>,featuring British drummer Bill Bruford, and Japanese marimba player Keiko Abe in the premiere of <Marimba Spiritual> by Minoru Miki, which piece was specially written for the group and Keiko Abe. Both compositions were premiered at the legendary Concert Gebouw Hall in Amsterdam and have become standards worldwide.

Several leading Percussion Groups play his compositions; among them The Percussion Group Amsterdam, The Swiss Percussion Ensemble, Amores (Spain) and Synergy from Australia. His performing credits include work with orchestras like The Concertgebouw Orchestra, contemporary ensembles like the Xenakis Ensemble and outstanding performing artists like Fritz Hauser, Keiko Abe and Bill Bruford. Many performances on local and national European radio and TV broadcasting. Several performances with modern dance groups, several commissions for compositions. Many improvisation performances with several artists. Theatre tours with Dutch Pop Percussion Group Slagerij van Kampen", and composer of some of the van Kampen`s musical works as well.

Besides performing and teaching presently through Europe the US, Central- and South-America and China, Ruud Wiener publishes his own compositions.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :3 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Founded in 1992, RAWI Percussion Publications publishes and distributes the compositions of Ruud Wiener.  The RAWI catalog focuses mostly on works for keyboard percussion but also includes educational and recital works for solos, duets, trios and small ensembles.


Year Composed / Copyright Date :1985 / 
Duration :10Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :This work for 3 marimbas is based upon the addition of notes to a pattern measure by measure. The meter is optional so the player determines the outcome of the pattern. Extensive program notes included. Many possibilities with this piece.
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Posted By : Mastertltt    Date Posted: 10 November 2012 07:56:58 PM
This work is for 3 marimba players, would be capable for a senior recital and very listener friendly. This piece is open to many options upon performing this piece, but the result will end up with the style it is looking for. This piece has extra musical notes to explain and give further instruction to complete this piece. Also pay attention to the patterns in line 11, measure 3 where it has the 8th note triplets over 8th notes in all parts, so take your time going from duple to triple within that measure. Given the many instructions, the best part would probably be that this piece is in 4/4.
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