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Piece Title : Just a Matter of Time
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Level : Senior/Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Carr, Jamieson
Composer / Arranger Details:

Jamieson Carr is a recent graduate of James Madison University where he received a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Industry. While at JMU, he performed with the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, Concert and Symphonic Bands, Wind Symphony, Brass Band, Jazz Ensemble and numerous chamber ensembles.

In 2007, Mr. Carr performed with the JMU Wind Symphony at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where he was a featured percussionist in David Gillingham’s “Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble.” In 2008, he competed in and won the PASIC Individual Tenor Competition for the College Division. And in 2009, he returned to perform at The Kennedy Center with the JMU Brass Band, where again he was a featured soloist.

As a teacher and composer, Mr. Carr has written many new works and arrangements for every type of group from the concert hall to the marching band field. He currently teaches and arranges with: Tallwood High School, Denbigh High School, Lafayette High School, Grafton High School, James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes, JMU Indoor Drumline and numerous others.

Mr. Carr have studied with Mr. C. William Rice, Dr. Michael Overman, and Mr. Marlon Foster, performed in ensembles with Lalo Davila, Doug Cardwell, and performed in master classes given by Bob Becker, Robert Van Sice, Michael Burritt and Leigh Howard Stevens. He is actively involved with the Percussive Arts Society and is also a member of ASCAP.  He’s currently writing several new compositions, and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at James Madison University.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Timpani
Instrument / Discipline : Timpani Solo
Instrumentation : Timpani (x5)
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:
 Tapspace Publications
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
Publishers Website :www.tapspace.com
Publisher Details :

Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2012 /  2012
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :The solo requires five drums.
Sheet Music Available From :www.tapspace.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Just a Matter of Time came about after much frustration of seeing “tom- tom” solos played on timpani. My professor throughout college always directed me towards timpani solos that utilized the pedals, and this work attempts to show the melodic possibilities of the timpani. Divided into four main sections, each part has its own challenge in terms of pedaling, technical, and musical demands. There are also some different techniques used, such as playing with the butts of the mallet, playing on the rim of the drum, and hitting one stick while the other rests on the head. Just a Matter of Time is an accessible solo for anyone looking to explore the musical possibilities of the timpani. 

– Jamieson Carr

Performance notes:

It is possible to perform this solo on four drums. However, to facilitate easier movement around the drums, it is recommended that five timpani be used.

The 29” timpano will need to be tuned so that at the top of its range, a C# can be played.

In measure 154, the stick on stick should not dig into the head too much. The sound produced should be gritty and dirty. 


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