HEMISPHERES

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Piece Title : Hemispheres
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Intermediate
Composer / Arranger : Bobo, Kevin
Composer / Arranger Details:

Internationally acclaimed marimbist and percussionist, Kevin Bobo is currently serving as Associate Professor of Music (Percussion) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He holds a bachelor`s degree from Wichita State University where he studied with J.C. Combs and a master`s degree from Ithaca College where he studied with Gordon Stout.

In addition to performing solo recitals, concertos and clinics at major universities and percussion festivals nation wide, Kevin has performed at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. He has also performed at the 19th, 26th & 29th Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Marimba Seminars in Asbury Park, New Jersey, the Bellingham Festival of Music in Bellingham, Washington, the Pzsaislis Music Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania, the PerKumania Festival in Paris, France, The Australian International Marimba Festival in Canberra, Australia, the 12th and 13th International Festivals of Percussion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 11th International Days of Percussion in Valencia, Spain, and the 8th Days of Percussion in Fermo, Italy. He has also performed as a soloist in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Singapore, and at the 3rd International Seminar of Percussion in Mexico City, Mexico.

Bobo is also a widely played composer with numerous compositions published through Studio 4 Music, PercMaster Publications and Keyboard Percussion Publications. He has been recorded on several albums and has also released three solo recordings Marimba Jambalaya, Chronicles, and Boboland. In 2007, Malletech released the Kevin Bobo signature line of marimba mallets and his book Permutations for the Advanced Marimbist followed by his snare drum book Odd Meter Studies in 2010. Kevin has been performing on Malletech marimbas since 1997, Zildjian Cymbals since 2001, and Evans Drumheads since 2009.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :5 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Quintet
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) (x2) / Bass Drum (x2) / Bongos (Set of) / Crotale / Finger Cymbals / Glockenspiel / Kazoo / Large Size Tom / Maracas / Medium Size Tom / Metal Pipe/Plate (x4) / Mixing Bowl (Ceramic) (x3) / Opera Gong / Sizzle Cymbal / Small Size Tom / Timbales / Timpani / Vibraphone (x2) / Wood Block (x2)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : (2) Low A Marimbas and a (2) 3-Octave Vibraphone
Written for / Commissioned by : MWSU Percussion Ensemble, Dr. Dennis Rogers
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Colorado State University
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Publisher :PercMaster Publishing
Publishers Website :www.percmaster.com
Publisher Details :

During the Spring 2003 semester, an informal meeting took place in the percussion office at Missouri Western State University.  In attendance were Dennis Rogers, Director of Percussion Studies at MWSU, Kevin Bobo, adjunct instructor at MWSU and three very gifted and bright students who studied with Dr. Rogers and Mr. Bobo — Tracy Thomas, Jeff Siasoco and Aaron Williams.  During this discussion a question became very clear.  How can percussionists who are performers, teachers and composers own their intellectual property (compositions), print it, market it and sell it?

The answer?  Start a publishing company that moved away from publishing through a traditional publisher … PercMaster Publications.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 /  2008
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :(1) Bass Bow (Percussion 3). You will need a single crotale (A natural) that is played on a single timpano drum.
Sheet Music Available From :www.percmaster.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Hemispheres was commissioned by Dr. Dennis Rogers and the Missouri Western State University Percussion Ensemble in 2008. This piece is an exploration of several musical styles found throughout the world. While the music of some cultures will be more obvious than others, Hemispheres draws its influence from the music of Indonesia, India, Cuba, Spain, Japan and parts of West Africa.

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