Percussion solos

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  1. jafe

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    I am currently practicing Helter Skelter on the xylo and was wondering what other peoples favourite percussion solos are?
     
  2. Naomi McFadyen

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    Variations for Percussion... brilliant piece!
     
  3. jafe

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    variations for percussion........... do you possibly know the composer/arranger?

    what is its duration?
     
  4. Naomi McFadyen

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    composer Rodney Newton... written in 1992... world premier performance was 23rd July 1993 at a Charity Concert in the RNCM, performed by Evelyn Glennie with Sellers Engineering Band conducted by Phillip McCann.

    I'm lucky enough to have a conductors score of the piece :D
    Simone Rebello played it with Cornwall Youth Brass Band a couple of years ago... (that's how I came across it)
    It's about 10 mins long I think :? cant remember exactly...
    Got SHEDloads of percussion in it though; I have a whole list here!

    8)
     
  5. jafe

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    Thanks your a star

    what is your test piece for the area 2004 mine is Coventry Variations
     
  6. Naomi McFadyen

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    No probs!

    We have Tristan Encounters ;-) briiiiliant piece of writting by Martin Ellerby... plenty of percussion in this too
     
  7. PeterBale

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    Sellers recorded it on the cd Legend in Brass, if you want to hear it.
     
  8. jafe

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    yeah the test pieces for 2004 are pretty much all busy for percussion!!!

    GOOD OR BAD?


    at least Coventry Variations is bussy than passaaglia for me :wink:
     
  9. jafe

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    did i say 'bussy' i meant busy i m having a bad day !!!!
     
  10. Naomi McFadyen

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    Cooooool, may just have to get hold of that... thanks!
     
  11. Naomi McFadyen

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    Good of course! ;-) :D
    I've played some pieces that are soooooooo boring for percussion it's unbelievable... The finals test piece is great but not for percussion :?

    Making up for it in the areas of course! :D
     
  12. jafe

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    i m learning helter skelter on the xylo any hints or tips ?
     
  13. Naomi McFadyen

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    hmmmm, I'm not the best person to ask to be honest cos I havent personally played it with a band- only to myself a lil bit... but errrr, make it musical, clear, no missing notes... and when it comes to the DC play it faster... make the audience sit on the end of their seats...

    Listen to recordings of other people playing it- dont immitate them, but you'll get an idea of the feel and stuff... see how others interpret the piece, and then make 'changes'... a lot of people play this piece so make it interesting.

    Hope that helps!
     
  14. jafe

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    cheers its a start i guess
     
  15. Naomi McFadyen

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    Best person to ask would be Josey Robinson... She's Jostix on tMP...
     
  16. jafe

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    any one know the composer of On the Track xylo solo ?
     
  17. Roger Thorne

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    There's two nice little Xylophone Solo's published by Thornes Music :roll:

    The Finale from William Tell and Czardas

    Click on the links below to visit my website to view and listen to the scores.
    You can also print off a FREE copy of the soloists' part.

    :wink:
     
  18. PeterBale

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    On the Track was written by J Simpson, but I don't know any details of band arrangements or publisher.
     
  19. satchmo shaz

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    what about rusky-percusky! thats a good un too!
     
  20. PeterBale

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    I'd second that - quite impressed when I first heard it on Desford's Making Tracks cd. It's written by Goff Richards, by the way.
     
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