TERRA-COTTA WARRIORS

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Piece Title : Terra-cotta Warriors
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Campbell, James (1953-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

James Campbell has received worldwide recognition as a performer, pedagogue and author, and is a respected figure in the development of the contemporary percussion ensemble. He has toured extensively throughout North, South, and Central America, Europe, and Asia. Currently Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, he also holds the positions of Principal Percussionist with the Lexington Philharmonic, drummer with the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society.


Well known for his long past association with the internationally renowned Rosemont Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Jim has served as their principal instructor, arranger, and Program Coordinator and was named to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 2008. He was Percussion Director for the McDonald’s All-American High School Band and has performed at the International Society of Music Education World Conference, International Patagonia Percussion Festival, Journèes de la Percussion, PercuSonidos Percussion Festival, Australian Percussion Eisteddfod, MENC National In-Service Conference, Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, MusicFest Canada, All-Japan Band Clinic, Music for All World Percussion Symposium, state MEA conventions across the country, and frequently appears as an artist at the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (PASIC).

Among his works for concert and marching percussion, Jim has published with Hal Leonard Publishing, C.L. Barnhouse Co., C. Alan Publications, Innovative Percussion, Row-Loff Productions, Meredith Music and Alfred Publications with whom he serves as Percussion Team Author for the Expressions Music Curriculum. Jim is an endorsee for Innovative Percussion, Evans Drumheads, Grover Pro Percussion and is a member of the Latin Percussion Educational Advisory Board. He is a clinician for the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company and a Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestra Division.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :3 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Trio
Instrumentation : China Cymbal (x3) / Cow Bell (x3) / Flower Pot (x3) / Spiral Cymbal / Splash Cymbal (x2) / Tom (x15) / Waterphone / Wind Wand / Windchimes / Wood Block (x3)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Dedicated to the Caixa Trio
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Concordia College
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Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Publishers Website :www.innovativepercussion.com
Publisher Details :

Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to www.innovativepercussion.com.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2006 /  2007
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :You will need a waterphone and a wind wand
Sheet Music Available From :www.innovativepercussion.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

While digging a well in 1974, Chinese farmers unearthed a vast 2,200 year-old archeological treasure. This stunning discovery in the Shaanxi province, southwest of Beijing was a terra-cotta army that served as guards for the tomb of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi. Buried in three pits amid the reddish soil of the Yellow River valley were more than 8,000 armed warriors, servants, and horses pulling manned chariots; each life-size terra-cotta statue unique. The tyrannical Emperor Qin is credited with centralizing power, building the Great Wall, constructing vast highways, and unifying weights and measures, currency, and written script throughout his empire. Qin was obsessed with achieving immortality and ordered that a massive clay army be created to protect his tomb in the afterlife. My inspiration for this percussion work is an image of the terra-cotta warriors as a ghost army that gradually becomes mortal as they carry out their duty to protect Emperor Qin from his many enemies.

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