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Ford-Heads Up!-Drumheads-SP

Model: E-MF-HUP

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$33.00

Heads Up! is a companion piece for my earlier composition Head Talk (1987). This new composition is an excursion into further possibilities of a five-member percussion ensemble with only standard drum heads. The Heads Up! ensemble is requi...
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Heads Up! is a companion piece for my earlier composition Head Talk (1987). This new composition is an excursion into further possibilities of a five-member percussion ensemble with only standard drum heads. The Heads Up! ensemble is required to perform primarily on timpani heads (or bass drum heads) and frame drums as they move around the stage. My sincere appreciation to Mr. Ju and the Ju Percussion Group from Taipei, Taiwan who commissioned Heads Up! Mr Ju's invitation and the many ensembles and audiences around the world who have enjoyed Head Talk made me realize that there was still a little fun left in drum heads!

- Mark Ford

Number of Players: 5
Difficulty: Grade 4
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: 20” Timpani or Bass Drum Head, Police Whistle, Small Frame Drum

  • Player II: 23” Timpani or 22” Bass Drum Head, Medium Frame Drum

  • Player III: 26” Timpani or Bass Drum Head, 23” or 26” Paper Head

  • Player IV: 29” Timpani or 28” Bass Drum Head, 14” Snare Side Head

  • Player V: 30” or 32” Timpani or Bass Drum Head, Large Frame Drum


  • Mark Ford is the coordinator of percussion activities at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and Immediate Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society. He is a marimba specialist and the director of one of the largest percussion programs in the United States at UNT. Ford has premiered a variety of new works for solo marimba, and he is the author of Marimba:Technique Through Music, a marimba method book. Ford has been a featured performer/clinician throughout the states at universities and at music conferences including PASIC, MENC, TMEA, Mid-West and CBDNA. Mark has also performed at International Music Festivals in South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. With several marimba and percussion CDs to his credit, Mark's recordings have further established his dedication to excellence in music.

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