Music for Percussion and Band

Title: Music for Percussion and Band
Date of Composition: Copyright © 1996 Daniel Bukvich
Level of Difficulty: High School
(percussion parts are not technically difficult; requires a high level of conducting in order to be effective)
Instrumentation: Wind Band and Four Solo Percussionists
Ensemble Set-up: Bukvich Symphonic Band Diagram
Performance Time: 17:29
Publisher: Manuscript
Program Notes:

Music for Percussion and Band” is Bukvich’s tribute to the Steve Reich Ensemble. Dan wanted to come up with piece for percussion and band in which the percussion parts were technically relatively accessible to high school students but that would be a challenge to perform.

The piece requires a high level of conducting and organization because of its theatrical nature. At one point in the piece, the band is broken up into four groups. Each group must follow one of the four percussionists who are positioned in front of the group, acting as conductors.

Sketches:

There are two ways to perform this piece. One way is to play the percussion parts as they are written in the score. The other is to improvise the percussion parts. The recording that will eventually be available here is of a performance that utilized improvisation of the percussion parts.

Recordings: Details about recording(s):
  • Performer(s): University of New Hampshire, Summer Youth Music School
  • percussion parts improvised in this recording

File(s) available:

Recording(s) posted: [2002-09-28 00:00:00]

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