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Suite for Snare

Sheet Music: Score

Suite for Snare / Ryszard Pusz.

by Ryszard Pusz (2018)

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  • Instrumentation: Snare drum, snaredrum sticks, 1 brush.
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    Performance by Ryszard Pusz from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 140


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Mvt 1 - After M -Inspired by Milhaud who composed the first multi-percussion concerto, and Michael Colgrass, who after studying with him charted a new direction for the snare drum, this movement pays tribute to both. It makes a multiple piece of a single drum (after Milhaud), and extends the sound sources of the drum (after Michael).
Mvt 2 - An' if…? - An' if we have no sticks, what is left?
A silent drum? … Of sound bereft?
Or can fingers and nails in retrospect give
A more subtle tone to this narrative?
Mvt 3 - Scherzando Spiccato - A light-hearted approach to a playful genre prompted an experimentation of technique. The movement is played with one brush and fingers to explore the sonic potential of the drum and the broadening of technical applications.
Mvt. 4 - Continuity of Change - This movement is inspired by the aural deception of seemingly 2 drummers playing with one line of accents over a seemingly continuous roll. The feel moves from 4/4 to 6/8 to 4/4, and increases in tempo and intensity, incorporating extra timbres of woodblock and cowbell in the last 14 measures.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (15p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — unusual playing techniques not yet in the percussion praxis

Duration: 12 min.

Contents note:

After M -- An' If?... -- Scherzando Spiccato -- Continuity of Change.

Commission info: Developed from the composer's PhD research: SHIFTING THE PARADIGM: challenging conventions of percussion performance and presentation

First performance by Ryszard Pusz — 3 Oct 18. "A Voyage of Discovery", Flinders University, SA

Includes performance notes.

Percussion work incorporating elements of classical, jazz and avant-garde genres

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720244-26-6

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Suite for Snare
Score [ePDF]: Suite for Snare : [eScore] / Ryszard Pusz.

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 140
CD: Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 140 / works by Ryszard Pusz.


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