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Adams-Lignumvitae (SP)-X/M/P

Model: 03-5010

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$25.00

Lignumvitae, meaning "wood of life", is a self lubricating wood harvested from a tree indigenous to tropical and subtropical climates. All sonorities in this piece are produced by various types of wooden percussion instruments. Sustained t...
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Lignumvitae, meaning "wood of life", is a self lubricating wood harvested from a tree indigenous to tropical and subtropical climates. All sonorities in this piece are produced by various types of wooden percussion instruments. Sustained textures and staccato contrapuntal structures alternate with the interplay of definitely and indefinitely pitched melodic passages. The climax consists of a rapid interplay between the marimba and xylophone, followed by a cods consisting of overlapping notes of indefinite pitch played by the rain stick and maracas.

Number of Players: 3
Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
Player I: Temple Blocks, Log Drum, Wood Block, Guiro
Player II: Xylophone, Rainstick
Player III: Marimba, Maracas

Daniel Adams was born in Miami Florida in 1956. He is currently a Professor of Music and Chair of the Faculty Senate at Texas Southern University. He has previously held teaching positions at the University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (1985) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music (1981) from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Music (1978) from Louisiana State University. Adams is the composer of numerous published and unpublished musical compositions and the author of several articles and reviews on 20th. Century percussion music, music pedagogy, and the music of Texas. He is also the author of The Solo Snare Drum: A Critical Analysis of Contemporary Compositional Techniques, a book published in 2000 by Honey Rock Music. He has received awards and honors from ASCAP, the American Symphony Orchestra League, the Percussive Arts Society, and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. His music is recorded on Capstone Records and Summit Records.

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