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Piece Title : Detour
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Composer / Arranger : Blume, Brian
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Percussionist, composer, and educator Brian Blume is making himself known nationally and internationally through exceptional skill and creativity. A native of Logansport, Indiana, Brian is currently percussionist with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and has also played with the Lafayette Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Carmel Symphony, and Bloomington Camerata Orchestra. His performance experience goes far beyond orchestral playing and includes solo marimba and percussion, new music performances, and four years as a snare drummer with the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps. Recent accomplishments include performances at the 2010 TROMP Percussion Competition in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and First Place at the 2010 Mid-Missouri Percussion Arts Trophy marimba competition. Brian has studied with Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, John Tafoya, Anthony Cirone, Gerald Carlyss, and Brent Montgomery.
Brian is an active composer/arranger, educator, clinician, and adjudicator in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. He has received numerous commissions and has works published by Tapspace Publications, PercMaster Publications, and drop6 media. He writes for several high school percussion programs and has written for the IU Marching Hundred drumline and the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps drumline. Brian currently teaches percussion at Center Grove High School (Greenwood, IN) and has taught throughout the country at the Blue Stars, Madison Scouts, and the Star of Indiana Alumni Corps.
Brian earned both Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in percussion performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Brian currently lives in Greenwood, IN, with his wife, Sarah.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) (x2) / Chimes / China Cymbal / Concert Bass Drum / Concert Toms / Glockenspiel / Hi-Hats / Shaker / Sizzle Cymbal / Snare Drum / Suspended Cymbal / Tam-Tam / Triangle / Vibraphone / Windchimes / Xylophone
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Written for / Commissioned by : Mr. Mike Bolla (Director) and the Center Grove Middle School North Band (Greenwood, IN)
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
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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 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :PROGRAM NOTES: While a detour is often an annoyance or a hindrance, occasionally a detour can add some excitement to an otherwise mundane travel experience. Maybe it is a detour through a new and exciting landscape, or perhaps a detour takes you on a treacherous and thrilling journey. Sometimes life forces us to take detours from our planned routes, making it a truly unpredictable and wild ride. "Detour" was commissioned by Mr. Mike Bolla, band director at Center Grove Middle School North (Greenwood, Indiana), for his band’s performance at the 2012 Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) State Convention in Fort Wayne, Indiana. PERFORMANCE NOTES: 1. Implement choices are indicated in each player’s part (and in the score). 2. The chime scrapes work best if the player starts with his/her arms crossed, LH at the high end of the chimes on the “black” notes, RH at the low end on the “white” notes and scrapes in opposite directions. 3. The random notes in the vibraphone and glockenspiel parts should be limited to the choice of notes given, in random order, in any octave, and not in time. They provide a light background color and should stay underneath all other voices. 4. Several parts have numbers in parentheses over repeated measures to help the players count how many measures of that part they have played. 5. The feathered beam in the triangle simply means to strike the triangle quickly at the very beginning and gradually slow down over the course of the measure. 6. Rolls in the tom-tom part should be executed as single stroke rolls (as opposed to buzz rolls). 7. In the hi-hat part, the plus (+) means to play with the hi-hat closed, and the o means to play with the hi-hat slightly open, with the cymbals still touching each other. 8. The timpanist is required to change tuning twice, as indicated in the score: • between m. 11 and m. 15 (C to D) • between m. 17 and m. 21 (D back to C)
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