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"PRELUDE" for Percussion - (2'0")


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It's more a traditional prelude than a Chopinesque one. The performers just come on stage with the audience still yattering away and practicing their coughing ready for the performance (!) - and play something assertive to announce "We're here and ready to start once you lot calm down!"

I wanted to explore the percussion libraries I bought so decided on a piece for unpitched percussion only. I went on to write a second piece which I felt less happy about. 

So, please, if you can afford 2 minutes, give it a hearing and PLEASE comment as you see fit, good and bad. One query is whether you find the click track annoying. I varied it over a number of instruments and articulations but, happy with it as I might be, some may hate it. If it works it's a piece I might offer to a contemporary dance troupe that's building up again after lockdown(s). It was finished earlier this year but I did a final rendering yesterday.

I haven't an adequate score for it yet. The libraries are pretty comprehensive and the samples span anything from midi C2 to around midi C8 so it'll take a lot more work getting it into a score. They're all orchestral rather than jazz or rock samples.

Thank you.

 

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Sounds like a cool piece for a drum corps drum line to do - it would be amazing to hear a whole bunch of people practiced enough to play it in sync all together.  It has a sort of quiet intensity about it rather than the in-your-face kind of drum pieces you'd expect from a drum corps.  Huge variety of instruments here.  Not much else for me to say really in a piece featuring only unpitched percussion.  Entertaining nonetheless!  Thanks for sharing.

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Many thanks for listening and your comments, Peter.

In the absence of commenting on the click track I'm hoping it didn't pall too much! In a way it was a pleasant change writing just for unpitched percussion. It started with pastels on black Ingres paper! Not the first time sketches have started like that.  

Cheers.

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