Challenging. Clever. Fun These new works by Tom
Siwe are, quite simply, some of the most creative and musical pieces for
snare drum on the market today. Each solo is dedicated to a P.A.S.
(Percussive Arts Society) Hall of Fame member who has had a profound
influence on the development of modern percusson music. The pieces themselves
emulate the musical styles of the artists to whom they are dedicated. An
interesting biograhical sketch and photograph accompanies each work. This is
a must have collection for all
college percussion students.
For any number of
creativity is here for the performers, within the composer's constraints. Unspecified instrumentation, indeterminate
length (7 minutes +/- suggested). The
composer provides 52 motifs for the performers, split between treble and bass
clef instruments (so, 26 each). The
instructions are more guidelines and suggestions than rules. Unlimited variability will allow your
ensemble to test their creativity!
For bass, piano,
and any number of additional instrumentalists. Improvisation, vocalisation, dice and
ocarinas all play a part in this three movement work. Approximately 10 minutes in length,
performers must sometimes play randomly within a strict timeline, and
sometimes play and vocalize as a tight ensemble. The third movement is notated as a graphic
timeline with instructions. Stretch
your imagination and have some fun with this piece.