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Piece Title : Transmigration
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Richardson, Phil (b. 1986)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Phil Richardson (b. 1986) is currently completing his coursework at Texas Christian University (TCU) where he is studying both Music Composition and Music Education. His works have received numerous regional performances, with recent highlights at the University of Oklahoma, Texas Christian University, and St Stephen Presbyterian. His work for marimba quartet, Transmigration, won the 2009 Jonathan Durington Award for composition at TCU. Mr. Richardson also received a grant from the TCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Initiative for his composition Love Bade Me Welcome, a new work for a capella choir. As an active percussionist, Mr. Richardson has appeared in various ensembles in the DFW area, including the TCU PASIC Champion Indoor Drumline, Phantom Regiment, the Fort Worth Sinfonietta, as well as the TCU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Orchestra. At TCU, he studied composition under Dr. Blaise Ferrandino, Dr. Till Meyn, and Dr. Martin Blessinger. His percussion instructors include Dr. Brian A. West, Dr. Richard C. Gipson, Paul Rennick, Joey Carter, and Tom McGillen. Mr Richardson is a member of SCI, PAS, and ASCAP.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Quartet
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) (x3)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : TCU Percussion Ensemble
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 C Alan Publications
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
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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 /  2010
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :NA
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Written for marimba quartet, this work focuses not on the individual performers’ rhythm or melody, but instead on the composite lines and harmonic rhythms that result from their interplay. The melody is consistently divided amongst the four players. These layered entrances overlap, creating dense sonorities that highlight the resonant quality of the instrument. This piece was conceived after reading the following quote:

Schopenhauer believed that art, in particular music, had - has - the power to cause the will, the irrational, striving will, to somehow turn back onto and into itself and cease to strive. He considered this a religious experience, although temporary. Somehow art, somehow music especially, has the power to transform man from an irrational thing into some rational entity that is not driven by biological impulses, impulses that cannot by definition ever be satisfied.
- Philip K. Dick, “The Transmigration of Timothy Archer”

Transmigration is meant to exemplify the reflective nature of music, and its ability to (at least temporarily) transform us into rational beings.

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