Author: Joe Tompkins
Number of Players: 1
Instrumentation: Snare Drum and Kick Drum
Approx. Length: 1:30 Min.
“March” was written for the 2009 Atlanta Symphony Modern Snare Drum Competition. It is intended to be performed with a small (20-22″), resonant bass drum played with a pedal. The bass drum maintains a pianissimo dynamic throughout the work, the the performer should stand while playing. The piece employs some of the rhythms found in Guy LeFevre’s “Progressive Etudes for Snare Drum – vol. 2,” particularly embedded triplet figures and quintuplets over the half note. The bass drum is simply a reference point for the listener’s ear.
Categories: Snare Drum, Solo, Rudimental
Annotated by Chase Bronstein