Posted By : Tapspace
Piece Title : The Tragedy of a Young Soldier
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Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Walker, Christopher
Composer / Arranger Details:

Christopher D. Walker is a native Texan who currently resides in Austin, the live music capital of the world. Living in such a creative and accommodating environment, Walker has been able to surround himself with some of the finest musicians in central Texas, resulting in numerous performance and recording opportunities. He currently plays drumset in the folk-country Kyle J. Smith Band, and plays bass and guitar in the long standing rock band Driver F. In 2007, he became a founding member of Danger Films LLC, a boutique film production company based out of Austin, Texas.

Christopher has worked with grammy winning bands, and he has written commercial music for regional companies as well as local mom and pop shops. He holds a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from Texas State University - San Marcos and is doing graduate work at the University of Texas - Austin. Past percussion instructors include Genaro Gonzalez, Kari Klier, and (in his younger years) Andy Salmon. Composition instructors include Dr. Russell Riepe, Richard Hall, and Dr. Charles Ditto. As an active teacher, Walker has worked with several high school drumlines in central Texas. He currently teaches music lessons as a part of Kids In a New Groove. KING is a non-profit organization that provides music lessons to kids in the foster care system. Christopher D. Walker is also a member of ASCAP. For more info, please visit

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Timpani
Instrument / Discipline : Timpani Solo
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : No Commissioning Party
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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 :11Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :This Timpani Solo requires a Tam-Tam.
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

The Tragedy of a Young Soldier is a haunting, programmatic work about a young, colonial-period man who is called off to war and subsequently dies on the battlefield. It is written for five timpani and also requires a gong. The suite is written in three movements: Soldier`s Theme, Called to War, and The Aftermath. It requires a mature performer capable of technically demanding pedal work (particularly on the top drum), fast hands, and imagination!

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