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Piece Title : O Voo Da Mosca
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Composer / Arranger : Bittencourt, Jacob / Primatic, Stephen
Composer / Arranger Details: Stephen Primatic is a professor of Music at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah Georgia where he teaches percussion, theory, jazz, and music technology. Steve earned his Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He received his Masters of Music from The University of Miami, and his Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Georgia.

In addition to teaching, Steve maintains an active performing career in the southeastern United States. He is currently principal percussionist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in Hilton Head South Carolina, and The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Steve also plays in jazz, classical, and theater venues throughout the region.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) (x2) / Bass Guitar (Optional) / Maracas
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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 :2014 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Jacob Bittencourt (1918-1969), also known as Jacob Do Bandolim (meaning “Mandolin Jacob”), was a famous Brazilian composer and virtuosic mandolin player. O Voo Da Mosca (Flight of the Fly) is Bittencourt’s answer to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee. The melody consists of a perpetual unfolding of eighth notes. In this arrangement the melody is split between the first three marimbists, while the fourth player provides the bass voice.

The optional upright bass part can be played on any bass instrument, but it is intended to sound an octave lower than the Marimba 4 part. Maracas may be added as well, but only if the player is familiar with the “joropo” style of maraca playing and can comfortably ad lib. The performers should strive to have the melody sound seamless as it passes from player to player. The piece can also be performed with a continuous accelerando, beginning quite slow and ending at a very brisk tempo.
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