Posted By : danmoore
Piece Title : African Sun Walk
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Level : High School/ College
Composer / Arranger : Moore, Dan
Composer / Arranger Details:

Musician, composer, and educator Dan Moore travels the globe exploring the many expressive capabilities of percussion. His distinctive brand of improvisational music ranges from classic jazz to experimental music in acoustic and electronic settings.
Released in 2011, his CD Cabinet of Curiosities: The Graphic Percussion Scores of Robert Moran (Innova recordings label, distributed worldwide by Naxos) has received excellent reviews: "It is so perfectly pitched that it achieves a kind of timeless immersivity that`s hard to dissect or quantify." Music critic Robert Carl called it "one of the finest releases I’ve ever heard to take the indeterminacy bull by the horns and make refined, engaging, and varied music from it."

A natural collaborator, Moore has joined forces with a variety of fine musicians. His long association with Nashville percussionist Mat Britain has produced three commercial recordings and hundreds of performances throughout the US. He also has launched exceptional musical experiences with long-time friends Matt Wilson, Paul Elwood, the late Robert Paredes, Swedish mallet artist Anders Åstrand, drummer Johnny Rabb, Maltese percussionist Renzo Spiteri, and others.

Dr. Moore is professor of music and associate director of the University of Iowa School of Music. As head of Iowa Percussion, he has created a student-centric program that encompasses contemporary chamber music, concert percussion, electronic music, steel band, traditional Chinese drumming and other ethnic music, and improvisation.

Dan Moore is a Yamaha international performing artist, a signature mallet artist for Innovative Percussion, an artist and educational board member for the Latin Percussion Music Group (LP), and an artist for Sabian cymbals and Grover Pro Percussion. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Percussive Arts Society International Organization for Percussionists.

His compositions are published by Row-Loff Productions, Innovative Percussion, and Cricket City Music and Media.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :9 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / World Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Tuned Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / African Bell / Axatse / Djembe (x2) / Djun Djun (x2) / Mark Tree / Steel Pans (Optional) / Vibraphone / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 3 Octave Xylophone, 3 Octave Vibraphone
Written for / Commissioned by : No Commissioning Party
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Publisher :Row-Loff Productions
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Publisher Details : Foremost in marching and concert percussion literature.  For more information please visit their website
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2012 /  2012
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :Substitute for Axatse: Shekere / Shaker. Substitute for Djun Djuns: Small Marching Bass Drums
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

African Sun Walk is a fun groove piece for percussion ensemble. There are some opportunities for players to improvise on both mallet instruments and djembe. Instrumentation includes: Xylophone, (2) Marimbas (one 4 octave, one 4 1/3 octave), Vibes, (2) Djembes, Axatse (Shakere or Shaker), African Bell, (2) Djun Djuns or Small Marching Bass Drums, Mark Tree

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Holland High Percussion section, Mr. Bogue, Director Holland High School 2013-02-14 7:00 p.m.
Glacier High School Percussion Ensemble, Dave Barr, Director Kalispell, MT 2013-05-30 7:00 p.m.
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