E.P.O

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Piece Title : E.P.O
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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 : Untuned Percussion / Drumset Percussion
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Instrumentation : Snare Drum / Toms (Set of)
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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
Publishers Website :www.southernpercussion.co.uk
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2011 / 
Duration :2Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :3, 6
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :E.P.O. – Education Project Opener, written for 2 professional percussionists, has proved to be one of the most useful pieces I’ve ever written. For the majority of schools visits or education projects I would have another percussionist presenting with me, and so this piece with its flamboyant snare drum and floor tom writing, a few stick clicking tricks and packed full of humour, is always a terrific start to any education scenario. There is an element of acting and improvisation required as well, but this all adds up to giving the start of any presentation the ‘wow’ factor!
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