Posted By : SouthernPercussion
Piece Title : Crossfire 3
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Composer / Arranger : Neal, Alex
Composer / Arranger Details: Alex Neal has been the Co-Principal Percussionist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2003. Born in Colchester he won a scholarship to the Royal College of music in 1989 to study percussion and timpani, and graduated with first class honours in 1992, subsequently undertaking freelance work in the UK and overseas with various orchestras including The London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The John Wilson Orchestra. Alex has taught percussion, timpani and drum kit for the duration of his professional career culminating in becoming a Professor of percussion at the Royal College of Music in 2008. Teaching music, family concerts and education workshops in schools has formed a large part of Alex’s career, which is why composing music for these specific situations has always been a priority. Alex has also played on many film soundtracks including ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Harry Potter’.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Drumset Percussion
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Instrumentation : Crash Cymbals / Floor Tom / Snare Drum
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Written for / Commissioned by : All of Alex`s pieces are composed for himself depending on what the educational, professional or performance situation requires.
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Publisher :Southern Percussion
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :1998 / 
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :6
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :‘Crossfire 3’ is a direct transcription from ‘Crossfire 2’, and works just as well in the duet format as the ensemble piece. ‘Crossfire 3’ bursts into life from bar 2, and doesn’t relent in pace at any point after that. Scored for snare drum, floor tom tom and two cymbals, the music exhibits piercing ricochet notes between the two players, and then moves into a smooth ‘funky-feel’ section where the duo trade four bar solos that feature stick clicks, cross sticks, rims and rim shots. Finally material from earlier in the work is retrieved so that the piece can finish with a big flourish on the two cymbals. Created from just crotchets, quavers and semiquavers, ‘Crossfire 3’ is very easy to learn and so would be an excellent first concert performance piece for a percussion duo.
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