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Beck-Jazz Variants-DS/4T/P/V/M/B/C

Model: 13773

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$15.00

Jazz Variants is a large work for percussion ensemble that showcases different treatments of one main jazz theme. This piece starts of with a cadenza like jazz section that is contrasted with a driving rock section that expands on the orig...
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Jazz Variants is a large work for percussion ensemble that showcases different treatments of one main jazz theme. This piece starts of with a cadenza like jazz section that is contrasted with a driving rock section that expands on the original theme.

Number of Players: 8
Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:

  • Player I: Vibraphone

  • Player II: Marimba

  • Player III: Bells and Tambourine

  • Player IV: Chimes, Bell Tree (or Wind Chimes), Guiro, Triangle, Bongos

  • Player V: Suspended Cymbal, Cowbell, Bass Drum, Tambourine, Conga Drum

  • Player VI: Bell Tree, Tambourine, Bongos, 4 Tom-Toms

  • Player VII: 4 Timpani

  • Player VIII: Drumset


John H. Beck was a member of the U.S. Marine Band for four years before joining the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as Principal Percussionist in 1959 and becoming Principal Timpanist in 1962. A recipient of B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Eastman School of Music, he currently heads its Percussion Department and is conductor of the Eastman Percussion Ensemble.

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