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Eagle/Hodges/Angelis-Hopefully Heroic (SP)-2SD/Quads

Model: 0711 BAC

Availability: In Stock

$30.00

Hopefully Heroic by Michael Eagle, Mike Hodges and Nick Angelis is an advanced work of rudimental drumming for two snare drums and multi-tenor drums. Though originally conceived for contemporary American marching drums, other types of drum...
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Hopefully Heroic by Michael Eagle, Mike Hodges and Nick Angelis is an advanced work of rudimental drumming for two snare drums and multi-tenor drums. Though originally conceived for contemporary American marching drums, other types of drums may be used. The piece utilizes a constant flow of complex rhythmic vocabulary that is widely used in contemporary American drumming (marching bands, DCI, etc), Orchestral drumming (symphonies and concert bands), and also Scottish pipe band drumming. It is necessary for each player to have an intermediate to advanced understanding of each aforementioned genre, their unique musical styles, techniques and approaches. The structure of the work is built from chosen drumming vocabulary or 'rudiments'. These figures are set to different grooves and structures followed by variations and further developments. The opening segment introduces each player and focused rudiments via eight beats of simple syncopation. The ensuing groove in 5/8 time acts as a short Trio (structurally) followed by the first of two different rudimental modulations. These modulations demonstrate not only the physical similarities between otherwise contrasting figures, but also the musical control necessary to blend them together producing a very dramatic and virtuosic effect. A substantial rhythmic cycle follows, building from symmetrical note groupings: 4-3-2-3-4. After the second rudimental modulation, a classic 'American' powerhouse of open roll figures and recapitulated motives provide for an exciting and dramatic conclusion.

Number of players: 3
Difficulty: Advanced

Instrumentation

Player 1: Snare drum
Player 2: Quads
Player 3: Snare drum

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