Hard Times for Snare Drum

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Mitchell Peters

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: PetersM
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


collection of 20 snare drum solos


snare drum

Program Notes

Online Review

Mitchell Peters' Hard Times is a collection of twenty difficult etudes for solo snare drum. The technical demands of each etude primarily relate to the use of changing meters (6/16 to 4/16 to 5/16, etc.) as well as uncommon, asymmetrical rhythms (e. g., 4 against 3 in a context of 5/8). In other words, the performance of these etudes demands mental-musical sophistication as well as superb manual technique. No single etude is more than two minutes in length, and each etude is clearly printed on one page, thus eliminating any page turns. This collection will challenge the finest percussionist and is definitely advanced compositional literature; however, any one of Mitchell Peters' etudes would be excellent snare drum audition material. - James Lambert, July 1985[1]

Commercial Discography

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

A La Nañigo - Percussion Quintet
A La Samba - Percussion Sextet
Chant for Marimba - Marimba
Etude No. 1 (Peters) - Multiple Percussion
Etude No. 2(Peters) - Multiple Percussion
Etudes for Snare Drum (Peters) - Snare Drum
Fundamental Solos for Mallets - Marimba
Galactica - Marimba
Hard Times for Snare Drum - Snare Drum (20 snare drum solos)
Intermediate Timpani Studies - Timpani
Introduction and Waltz - Multiple Percussion
March of the Eagles - Percussion Quintet
Odd Meter Rudimental Etudes - Snare Drum
Passacaglie and Trio - Multiple Percussion
Pastiche - Marimba
Pertual Motion (Peters) - Multiple Percussion
Piece for Percussion (Peters) - Percussion Quartet
Primal Mood - Timpani
Rondino - Timpani
Rondo for Four Tom-toms - Multiple Percussion
Scherzo (Peters) - Timpani
Sea-Refractions - Marimba
Sonata - Allegro - Marimba; Piano
Starscape - Marimba
Storm - Timpani
Study in 5/8 (Peters) - Percussion Quartet
Teardrops - Marimba
Theme and Variations for Marimba and Piano - Marimba; Piano
Three Pieces for Three Mallets - Marimba
Tribal Serenade - Timpani
Undercurrents (Peters) - Marimba
Waves - Marimba
Yellow after the Rain - Marimba
Zen Wanderer - Marimba

Additional Resources


  1. PAS.Org Retrieved 5/19/2012