WANDERING

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Piece Title : Wandering
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Gottry, Josh
Composer / Arranger Details:
Josh Gottry (b. 1974) earned a BM in Percussion Performance at Northern Arizona University and a MM in Composition at Arizona State University and has successfully established himself as a highly regarded percussion instructor and performer and as an internationally recognized composer.
 
Mr. Gottry currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, teaching courses in music theory, percussion, and composition.  Additionally, he works with percussion ensembles and private percussion students at all grade levels as a clinician and within his private lesson studio. Mr. Gottry`s performance record spans over 20 years with experience including professional orchestras, music theater, community and chamber ensembles, as well as solo performances and recitals.  In 2011, he was selected to serve as a teaching artist with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, presenting clinics and residencies on percussion and composition for schools and after-school programs.
 
Mr. Gottry`s first composition, "Irrelevant" for solo marimba, earned him an ASCAP Young Composer Competition grant in 1995.  Since that time, he has been selected for numerous ASCAP Plus awards and has created nearly fifty published works.  Having come to composition through his musical pursuits as a percussionist, he is uniquely able to create works for percussion that are engaging, pedagogical, and brilliantly creative.  His compositions, which have been performed throughout the world at schools, festivals, and international conventions, are credited with “intelligent scoring and attention to detail” that highlight “beautiful and calm unpretentious melodies and soundscapes.”  
 
Josh Gottry is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He is a clinician for Mike Balter Mallets, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, and Yamaha Percussion.  Mr. Gottry recently served three years as President and six years as Vice-President for the Arizona State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.  He is currently Chair of the PAS Composition Contest Committee, a member of the PAS Education Committee, and a new literature reviewer for the Percussive Arts Society.  Mr. Gottry has been published in several issues of Percussive Notes and has presented clinics at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
 
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Not a Commissioned Work
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 C Alan Publications
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
Publisher Details :

C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 /  2008
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :This solo can be played on a low A marimba
Sheet Music Available From :www.c-alanpublications.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

A collection of continually changing arpeggiations and melodic ideas, Wandering is a delicate and beautiful work for solo marimba. The opening section is set primarily in 7/16 time and uses varying phrase lengths and occasional meter changes to establish a comfortable yet unpredictably repetitive ostinato. Three primary ideas are presented and intertwined before a brief interruption by a more aggressive rhythmic chordal section. Quickly returning to the original material, the line works its way down to the bottom of the instrument then gradually ritards into a three-and-a-half octave arpeggio of an ambiguous dominant-function chord. A more relaxed and peaceful melodic section is now allowed to surface as a contrast to the perpetual ostinato. Still, several arpeggiated figures begin to emerge with increasing frequency before the melody eventually gives way to a reprise of the opening material. As before, the arpeggiations work their way to the bottom of the instrument and the piece slowly ritards before concluding softly on a low C.

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