Author: Mitchell Peters
Title: Yellow After the Rain
Publisher: Mitchell Peters; Los Angeles CA; 1971
Length: 6 pages
Content: Opening with block chords, and moving on to left and right hand independence, and later introducing permutations, the solo is an essential piece of literature for the beginning 4-mallet student, as it introduces almost all the basic techniques required of 4 mallet performance. An entire generation of percussionists were introduced to 4 mallet techniques with this piece, as it was the first widely available beginning 4 mallet piece of it’s time. This piece is a must-have for the beginning student.
Bio: Mitchell Peters was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1969 to 2006 and owns and operates his own music publishing company that handles percussion works exclusively. His widely published compositions and instructional materials are highly regarded throughout the United States and abroad.