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Piece Title : Eight on 3 and Nine on 2
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Professional / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Marino, Robert
Composer / Arranger Details:

Robert Marino was named Principal Timpanist of the United States Army Field Band, Washington D.C.,  in 2006.  He has been a featured soloist with the band at The American Bandmasters Association Convention and The Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference.  In 2010 Robert was a guest soloist at the Interlochen Summer Music Festival.

He is a 2005 graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a double major in percussion performance and music education.  While at Eastman, Robert earned the coveted Performer`s Certificate, was named principal percussionist for the Eastman Wind Ensemble`s highly acclaimed 2004 Asian tour, and was the timpanist for the Wind Ensemble`s celebrated appearance at Carnegie Hall in 2005. Marino began his graduate studies at Boston University where he was the timpanist for the Boston University Symphony Orchestra`s Carnegie Hall appearance.  After leaving Boston University to join the Army Field Band,  Robert completed his Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Maryland in 2010.  

Robert Marino has also been active in the marching arts activities as a performer, instructor, arranger and adjudicator.  Since 2007, he has been an instructor for the nine time DCI world champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. He has also taught the Madison Scouts and Capital Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.  Robert has been the caption head and arranger for the Boston University Marching Band and its award winning winter percussion ensemble, as well as for many award winning high school marching bands.   As a marching member of the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2000-2003, he won a DCI world championship in 2000 and the three-peat high percussion trophies from 2001-2003.     

Robert Marino is a Vic Firth Educator and Endorser, and can be heard on Summit Records‘ 2006 recording of Danzante where he was the principal percussionist, as well as on the Footprints album by Michael Udow.  His instructors include John Beck, Tim Genis, Joe Periera, John Tafoya, Tony Ames, Gordon Stout, Ben Ramirez, Tom Aungst, Steve Kieffer and John Wagner.  Robert currently resides in Baltimore, MD with his wife Elizabeth.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Multiple Percussion Duet
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) / Concert Toms / Roto-Toms (Set of)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : N/A
Written for / Commissioned by : John H. Beck
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
Publishers Website :www.tapspace.com
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 :2007 /  2011
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :www.tapspace.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Eight on 3 and Nine on 2 is a multipercussion duet like no other. Written for eight pitched tom toms, 2 rototoms, 2 bongos, and a bass drum, this piece tests percussionists’ abilities to “split” rhythms. Two players perform the piece facing each other, sharing instruments just as they share in playing almost every rhythm in the piece. The listener is engaged aurally and visually as both performers sound like one in an exciting and captivating percussive showcase.

Written in 2007 for George Clements’ senior recital at the Eastman School of Music, the piece’s unique name comes from unique experience. Robert Marino played 3rd bass drum for the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps’ eighth DCI World Championship in 2000, and George played 2nd bass drum in the Cadets for their ninth DCI World Championship in 2005. The piece was written with the goal of combining drum corps elements into a formal recital piece that would challenge any percussionist, regardless of his or her level of experience.

This piece comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing a live video recording (featuring Robert Marino and George Clements) and all individual parts available for printing.

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