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Robert McCormick

General Info

Year: 1972
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kendor
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Snare Drum

Program Notes


Aggressively is a 3:00 minute grade V snare drum solo written in the orchestral style using rolls and flams. Two areas of the snare drum head are used throughout - middle and edge. There is considerable use of single sticking in a sixteen note passage at J = 120 (RRRR LLLL or RLLL RLLL or LRRR LRRR) which indicates fast wrists or finger style. An ad lib cadenza, with one measure written out, is included towards the end of the solo which indicates, “that flams are to go into alternate flam sticking as fast as practiced, then gradually change sound of flams to equal double strokes.” The solo ends in a presto tempo with much double sticking. Mr. McCormick states that the purpose of the solo is to explore the tonal capabilities of the snare drum. To this end he has done an excellent job. Reviewed By: John Beck[1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

3 Dances for Solo Timpani - Timpani
32 Duets for Percussion - Percussion Duo
Aggressively - Snare Drum
Fanfare Variations for Solo Timpani - Timpani
Homage to Harry Partch - Multiple Percussion
Portraits of a Waltz - Snare Drum

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