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Piece Title : Distractions
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Composer / Arranger : Garrett, Joshua
Composer / Arranger Details: Joshua Garrett, a freelance musician and composer from Wheeling, WV, has been arranging and composing for steel drum and percussion ensembles in the upper Ohio Valley since age 11. Josh has written for ensembles in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and California. His pieces, Distractions and Very Much (A Lot), as well as other original compositions have been performed by the West Virginia University Percussion Department. He has studied with George Willis and Al Wrublesky, professors of percussion studies at WVU, and currently performs with the Adrian Niles Band and Steel Cassa, a professional steel drum band in the upper Ohio Valley.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :9 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / World Percussion / Percussion Ensemble / Percussion Education
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Instrumentation : Brake Drum / Cow Bell / Drum Kit / Guiro
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Written for / Commissioned by : West Virginia University Steel Drum Ensemble
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
Publishers Website :www.tapspace.com
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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 / 
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Sheet Music Available From :www.tapspace.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :Distractions is a Carnival-style tune for steel band comprised of high energy, challenging technical demands and fun, catchy melodies. Its up-tempo nature is reminiscent of the Panorama performances one might hear during Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, but with a twist. It features a jazzy, compound meter metric modulation that springs forward into a driving Afro-Cuban groove midway through the piece. Written for and performed by the West Virginia University Steel Drum Ensemble, Distractions promises an exciting opening or closing statement for mature steel band groups. This piece comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing a live audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.
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