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Ellipsis

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Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $36.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Percussion I-VIII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos (2)
  • Concert Toms (2)
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Timpani
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Blocks (2)
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Ellipsis: A mark or series of marks (...) that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word or a phrase from the original text. An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought.

Ellipsis is a satisfying blend of mixed meter, complex melodies and intense drumming. It calls for eight players (four mallet parts, timpani and three battery). The beginning of the piece bubbles along with strings of 16th notes and accented passages that emphasize the meter changes. The mallet players double on drums and woodblock,s adding the element of pure rhythm blended with the melody. It then smooths out and transitions into the middle section which is slower and more lyrical. The last part is similar to the first with a slick and powerful ending.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the middle school ensembles of the Spring Independent School District, Houston, Tx.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: 113 LARGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES
  • Ohio: Percussion ensemble A
  • Texas: Percussion ensemble class II


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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