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Piece Title : Minor Infraction
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Composer / Arranger : Dior, Rick
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Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) (x2) / Bass Drum / Bongos (Set of) / Chimes / Congas (Set of) / Crash Cymbal / Glockenspiel / Shaker / Small Gong / Small ZilBell / Snare Drum / Suspended Cymbal / Tambourine / Timpani (Set of) / Triangle (x3) / Vibraphone (x2) / Xylophone
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Written for / Commissioned by : Jay M Robinson High School Percussion Ensemble
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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 :2009 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Minor Infraction is an intermediate level percussion ensemble work for 9-13 players. The composition opens with a simple G minor chord progression initially performed by a lone marimba and then harmonized with several mallet instruments including marimbas, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, and chimes. This gives way to a classically themed melody in which the mallet percussion instruments act as a sort of “percussion orchestra” imitating the timbre of the handbell choirs popular in our local churches.

The simple melodic themes which open the piece transition to a brisk rhythmic section featuring alternating time signatures with a driving eighth-note pulse. Latin percussion instruments are introduced creating a strumming quality when combined with the marimba patterns. Finally, a three-part musical canon is created over an ensemble ostinato pattern. This contrapuntal four bar canon (also called a round) is performed by two marimbas and a xylophone and is offset by a single quarter note. A return to the main theme concludes the piece.

Minor Infraction was commissioned by the Jay M Robinson High School Percussion Ensemble directed by Blair Smith and was premiered in 2009 at the PAS North Carolina Day of Percussion at UNCG in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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