AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC (VERSION 1)

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Piece Title : American Dance Music (version 1)
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Composer / Arranger : McCarthy, Daniel (1955-)
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Daniel McCarthy`s music is standard repertoire throughout the world, particularly for percussion, marimba, chamber, and symphonic band. His music is recorded on Centaur, d`note Classics, Gesparo, Klavier Records. A recipient of numerous awards and grants in composition, he has received four nominations for the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award.

McCarthy is currently Chair of the Composition and Theory Section at the University of Akron School of Music. He is the founder /Director of the American New Arts Festival in Akron, Ohio, founder of the Midwest Composers? Forum, and former Co-chair of the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival. During the summer, McCarthy teaches composition at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.  Daniel McCarthy has been Conductor of the Interlochen Festival Orchestra, The Terre Haute Symphony Youth Orchestra, and has been guest conductor of The Cleveland Chamber Symphony, The Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and the Interlochen Arts Camp Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Intermediate Band.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Drumset Percussion
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Instrumentation : N/A
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Written for / Commissioned by : Rhythm & Brass
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
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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 :2012 / 
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Sheet Music Available From :http://c-alanpublications.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC (verson 1: Brass quintet and percussion). Movements: I. Unsquare Dance II. Latina III. Serenade IV. Jazz V. Rokit! AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC was commissioned by RHYTHM & BRASS in 1995. McCarthy was asked to compose a piece that would be musically challenging for the group and appealing to audiences. Thus, such a work was written by McCarthy that celebrates uniquely American music popularized by American dance crazes. The Unsquare Dance pairs the tuba and xylophone in a sophisticated ~hoe-downr with frequent meter changes creating music that is ~un-square.r Latina is patterned after the ~Lambada," the dance made famous in the film "Dirty Dancing." Latin rhythms combine with a Baroque style canon. Serenade recalls the ~40,s style slow dance with a Tommy Dorsey-like trombone solo and a musical language of modem jazz. J~ borrows from the 1950ts be bop era and the like of Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan and Stan Kenton with another tuba and xylophone duet. ROKl71 is unabashedly dedicated to the composer~s favorite rock/funk group, Tower of Power. With the all important drum solo, this movement combines the elements of jazz, rock and funk so prevalent in the 70,s styles of groups such as Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Chicago. AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC II (Brass quintet and percussion). was commissioned by RHYTHM & BRASS in 1995. McCarthy was asked to compose a piece that would be musically challenging for the group and appealing to audiences. Thus, such a work was written by McCarthy that celebrates uniquely American music popularized by American dance crazes. The Unsquare Dance pairs the tuba and xylophone in a sophisticated ~hoe-downr with frequent meter changes creating music that is ~un-square.r Latina is patterned after the ~Lambada," the dance made famous in the film "Dirty Dancing." Latin rhythms combine with a Baroque style canon. Serenade recalls the ~40,s style slow dance with a Tommy Dorsey-like trombone solo and a musical language of modem jazz. J~ borrows from the 1950ts be bop era and the like of Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan and Stan Kenton with another tuba and xylophone duet. ROKl71 is unabashedly dedicated to the composer~s favorite rock/funk group, Tower of Power. With the all important drum solo, this movement combines the elements of jazz, rock and funk so prevalent in the 70,s styles of groups such as Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Chicago.
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