Percussion solos

jafe

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

jafe

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

what is its duration?
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
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)
 

PeterBale

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Staff member
Naruco said:
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.

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

jafe

Member
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:
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
PeterBale said:
Naruco said:
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.

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

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

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
jafe said:
yeah the test pieces for 2004 are pretty much all busy for percussion!!!

GOOD OR BAD?

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
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
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!
 

Roger Thorne

Active Member
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:
 

PeterBale

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Staff member
jafe said:
any one know the composer of On the Track xylo solo ?

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

PeterBale

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satchmo shaz said:
what about rusky-percusky! thats a good un too!
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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