HEXYL

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Piece Title : Hexyl
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Level : Medium-Advanced
Composer / Arranger : Floyd, Chad
Composer / Arranger Details:

Dr. Chad Floyd is a percussion artist, educator, and composer. Chad currently serves as assistant professor of percussion at Campbellsville University where he instructs applied percussion and directs the percussion ensemble, steel band, and drumline. He also serves as vice president for the Kentucky Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.

Chad has a diverse performance background in a variety of musical settings. He has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, Sacred Winds Ensemble, and the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as drummer for the award winning band, Stoik Oak, served as drummer for the Grammy-nominated members of Sojourn Fare, and has performed internationally as drummer for the Brazilian-based group, Almeida Duo.

Chad’s original compositions and arrangements for solo percussion and percussion ensemble are published by Bachovich Publications, Innovative Percussion Inc., Row-Loff Productions, and Tapspace Publications. He is a contributing author to Percussive Notes, Bluegrass Music News, and Tempo, and is also an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, National Association for Music Education, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

Chad has founded numerous percussion ensembles in central Kentucky, including several regional ensembles, recreational ensembles, and steel bands. He has directed high school and collegiate percussion ensembles to multiple performances at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference, a WGI Indoor Percussion World Finals placement, and has directed multiple performances with several internationally renowned percussion artists.

Chad holds degrees from the University of Kentucky (DMA), Belmont University (MM), Eastern Kentucky University (MAED), and Campbellsville University (BME). He has studied primarily under David A. Johnson, Todd London, and James Campbell. Chad Floyd is proud to be an artist endorser/clinician for Innovative Percussion Inc., Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, and Remo Inc.

Visit Chad Floyd’s website at chadfloyd.com.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Drumset Percussion
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Drum Kit
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Publisher :Bachovich Music Publications
Publishers Website :www.bachovich.com
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2014 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

"Hexyl was written in the spring of 2014 in preparation for an upcoming drum set clinic tour entitled "perSEEve your music". The original purpose of the piece was to show the listener how a single theme (presented in the first two measures) can serve as the sole compositional element for the entire piece. This solo also demonstrates how the listener can perceive the theme as being present even without an explicit statement. 

 

The letters that comprise the title of the piece are taken from the names of each of the four schools on the clinic tour: "H" and "E" (Edgewood High School), "X" (Xavier University), "Y" (Youth Performing Arts School), and "L" (University of Louisville). A basic bop kit (snare, bass, two toms, hi-hat, ride, and crash) is all that is needed." (www.chadfloyd.com)

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