Posted By : danmoore
Piece Title : Sleepless
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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 :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : World Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Tuned Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Bass / Bells / Chinese Crash Cymbal (Pair of) / Chinese Drums / Egg shakers / Suspended Cymbal / Triangle / Vibraphone / Windchimes / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 3 Octave Xylophone, 3 Octave Vibraphone, 2 x 4 Octave Marimba, 4 1/3 Octave Marimba, 5 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Jiao Shanlin and Iowa Percussion for China Tour 2006
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 Dan Moore
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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 :2006 /  2012
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2, 4, Various
Special Needs :5 Octave can be substituted with Bass Guitar.
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Sleepless was composed for a performance tour of The People’s Republic of China with Iowa Percussion in the summer of 2006. It is dedicated to my friend and professor of percussion at the China Conservatory in Beijing, Jiao Shan Lin. Sleepless is a groove-oriented piece that combines Western percussion instruments such as vibes, marimba, bells, and xylophone with traditional Chinese drums and cymbals. The music also features elements of Western and Chinese musical styles.

When I compose, much of the work is done in my head — connecting ideas, developing themes, etc. Sometimes I will play around with ideas on different instruments and collect them in a notebook. The main theme of Sleepless came from an improvisation I had done many years earlier with Nashville friends and percussionists Tom Roady and Roy “Futureman” Wooten.

So, you wait and wait until the music is fully (or mostly) formed, and when the process is complete you have no choice but to immediately sit down and get it all down on paper (or computer). As the deadline for the tour loomed I finally got the inspiration for this piece late one summer evening. After working through the night I was putting on the finishing touches at about 9:00 a.m. — symbolized by the last nine notes of the piece — and inspiring the title Sleepless.

Note by: Dan Moore

Instrument Substitutions: (4) Chinese Toms (may substitute (2) Bongos & (2) Congas or (4) Concert Toms), Big Chinese Drum or Flower Pot Drum (may substitute Large Floor Tom or Small Horizontal Bass Drum), Medium Pair of Chinese Cymbals (may substitute small pair of Crash Cymbals, 12" - 14"), Large Pair of Chinese Cymbals (may substitute a mismatched pair of China/Pang Cymbals), Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Egg Shaker, Wind Chimes.

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Who Venue Date Time
DePaul University Percussion Ensemble Michael Kozakis, director DePaul University Concert Hall, Chicago, IL 2011-11-12 03:00 PM
Jazz/Percussion Extravaganza Henry Clay High School, Lexington, KY 2013-03-26 07:00 PM
Austin Peay Percussion Ensemble, David Steinquest, director Clarksville, TN 2013-10-28 06:00 PM
WYSO Percussion Ensemble, Vicki Jenks, conductor Madison, WI 2014-03-29 08:30 PM
WYSO Percussion Ensemble, Vicki Jenks, conductor Madison, WI 2014-03-01 01:30 PM
WYSO Percussion Ensemble, Vicki Jenks, conductor Madison, WI 2013-11-16 04:00 PM
Mercer Island High School Percussion Ensemble WIAA/WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Contest 2013-04-26 07:00 PM
Niles North Percussion Ensemble Progressive Steps Niles North High School, Skokie, IL 2013-04-12 07:30 pm
Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble, Douglass Bratt, director Dorothy Menker Theater, Chicago, IL 2013-05-09 07:30 PM
Campbellsville Regional Perc. Ens., Chad Floyd, director Gheens Recital Hall - Gosser Fine Arts Center 2013-03-21 03:00 PM
Lewis and Clark College Percussion Ensemble, Brett Paschal, director Northwest Percussion Festival 2013-04-05 TBD
Waterford Kettering HS, Brad Halls, director Michigan District 4 Solo and end. Festival 2013-02-02 02:04 PM
Junior Percussion Ensemble U of Toronto, Michelle Colton Director Walter Hall, Toronto, Canada 2013-03-24 07:30 PM
Los Fresnos High School, Patrick Anderson, director Los Fresnos, TX 2011-03-04 07:00 PM
Copperas Cove High School, Scott Lanham, director Copperas Cove, TX 2011-03-01 07:00 PM
Drum Show, Ben Wahlund, director Naperville Central High School 2009-04-17 07:00 PM
Drum Show, Ben Wahlund, director Naperville Central High School 2009-04-16 07:00 PM
UTM Percussion Ensemble, Julie Hill, director University of Tennessee - Martin 2009-04-02 07:00 PM
TTU Percussion Ensemble, Eric Willie, director Tennessee Tech University 2009-04-08 07:00 PM
USC Percussion Ensemble, Scott Herring, director University of South Carolina 2008-11-17 07:00 PM
FSU Percussion Ensemble, John Parks, director Tallahassee, FL 2008-11-20 07:00 pm
Iowa Percussion China Conservatory Beijing, China 2006-06-05 07:00
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