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  • I enjoyed this!  I am curious about the instrumentation used.

    Thanks!

  • All of my music is written for percussion ensembles. I usually write for 2-3 marimbas, vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, bar chimes, crotales, drumline, and various auxiliary instruments. I'm glad you liked it! :)

    Mark Leneker said:

    I enjoyed this!  I am curious about the instrumentation used.

    Thanks!

    Are We Martians? New percussion ensemble composition.
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  • Truly great piece, great introduction and captivating flow throughout.

  • I trully enjoyed it Allison.  When are you going to upload to composerscentral.com ?

  • I don't know if I'm still going to... I had completely forgotten about it honestly.

    Ann Rodela said:

    I trully enjoyed it Allison.  When are you going to upload to composerscentral.com ?

    Are We Martians? New percussion ensemble composition.
    This is a piece I had previously posted in it's beginning stages. OH! Yeah! It was also the piece I said I'd write entirely while stoned. So, here it…
  • Interesting piece- my knowledge of percussion music is pretty limited, but you definitely have got the art of writing for the group sorted! I like the abrupt sectional changes and the little hints at various styles. Do you ever get chance to perform your stuff?

  • Thanks! My first percussion piece I ever wrote was actually performed at my last high school band concert and I got to conduct it. It was an amazing experience! But sadly, no one else has performed my music yet. :/ 

    Will Smith said:

    Interesting piece- my knowledge of percussion music is pretty limited, but you definitely have got the art of writing for the group sorted! I like the abrupt sectional changes and the little hints at various styles. Do you ever get chance to perform your stuff?

    Are We Martians? New percussion ensemble composition.
    This is a piece I had previously posted in it's beginning stages. OH! Yeah! It was also the piece I said I'd write entirely while stoned. So, here it…
  • This is nice.  Thanks for sharing.

    I'm just starting to learn how to play a drum set and I'm hoping to create some interesting solos on the kit.   I also just recently replaced  the cymbals with a complete set of matching cymbals.  8", 10", 16", 18", 22" and a 14" hi-hat.  So now I'm looking at this "Cymbal kit" as being basically a completely separate instrument from the drums.  In other words, when I sit down at the drums I think of them as playing basically two different instruments simultaneously.  A set of drums, and a set of cymbals.  These cymbals are almost "Chromatic Percussion" in a way although I don't think they sound as actual notes,  But they do go together well and clearly have different pitch impressions.

    I also have wood blocks, a cowbell, and even a set of bongos that I have mounted just behind the snare drums.  So I have a lot of options on this kit.  In fact, I actually programmed this kit into my sheet music program precisely as it is so I can write for it specifically.

    My sheet music program also allows for the actual recording of individual sounds.  So in principle I could actually record the actual drums and cymbals individually into the sheet music program.  I might do that some day but it would take some time.  I was thinking that if I do that I can actually have more than one sound for each cymbal, and drum for that matter.  Based on the way it is struck when recorded.  So in theory I could have a sheet music program that could really simulate my particular drum set pretty close.  But like I say, recording all those sounds and programming them is an ambitious project that so far has been a pipe dream.

    But yeah, I'm into percussion too.

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