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Piece Title : Abaca
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Le Picard, Guillaume (b. 1986)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Guillaume Le Picard (b. 1986) studied percussion at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris with Frédéric Macarez, where he unanimously received First Prize in Percussion in 2006, as well as the diploma “Département Supérieur Formation Orchestre” in 2009. He has performed in the groups “Argillos Percussion,” “Paris Percu” (appeared in the Seoul Drum Festival), “Badaboum Quartet,” and various orchestras, including the “Orchestre de Picardie” in France. In 2009, he presented a recital of his own compositions at the University of Seoul.

Other achievements include:
- First prize in the FNAPEC contest in Paris with “Argillos Percussion” (2009)
- First prize in the PAS Percussion Ensemble International Contest (2009)
- Finalist in the classic music’s young talent’s contest in Paris (2009)
- Third prize in the PAS International Composition Contest with Abaca for solo marimba (2007)
- First prize in the Percussive Arts Society International Timpani Competition (2006)
- Second prize in the International Timpani Competition, Italy (2006)
- Second prize in the International Marimba Competition, Italy (2006)
- Second prize in the International Timpani Competition, Paris (2005)

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 : 2007 PAS Composition Contest
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 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 :2006 /  2007
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.c-alanpublications.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

This very nice piece by Guillaume Le Picard will be very successful for students, teachers, performers and for the public too.Both technical topics and musical interest make this work enjoyable for marimba practicing but also of course for recitals, auditions and concerts. I recommend this excellent composition to all marimba players.

Frédéric Macarez
Director of Percussion Studies
CNR Paris

3rd Place Winner of the 2007 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest.

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