Quintet for Drum Line

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Geary Larrick


General Info

Year: 1978
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G&L
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00

Movements

Instrumentation

Player I: Snare Drum
Player II: Snare Drum
Player III: Snare Drum
Player IV: Cymbals
Player V: Bass Drum


Program Notes

Review

A title can be deceiving. At first glance, Geary Larrick's "Quintet for Drumline" suggests a composition for marching battery. Actually this is very close to the composer's intentions. "Quintet" is written for "outdoor instruments brought indoors." This work of three movements uses "traditional instrumentation of rudimental drum quintets" written in the earlier part of this century. Although Larrick does not cite any examples of historical inspiration for "Quintet", I assume he refers to traditional marching percussion batteries that were popular in military bands. "Quintet" is scored for three snare drums (field drum, concert drum, and dance drum) with bass drum and cymbals. The three movements offer a 6/8 march, 4/4 Adagio, and 3/4 maestoso. The entire work is fairly straight forward in rhythmic complexity with most of the contrast achieved with dynamics, accents, and timbre changes in the snare drums. Surprisingly the composer does not incorporate grace notes (rams, ruffs, etc.) or stickings that mights associated with a rudimental selection. For a number of reasons this composition misses the mark in relation to traditional drumlines. However "QulnteV" would be suitable for any high school or intermediate college percussion ensemble. Each movement is well thought out and younger students would enjoy preparing and performing the work. -Mark Ford, Summer 1988[1]


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Works for Percussion by this Composer

A Musical Joke-composition for a car - Multiple Percussion; one car, with horn
A Musical Joke-composition for a car (Duo) - Percussion Duo; one car, with horn
A Song of Moses - Percussion Quartet; Reader
Adagio with Accompaniment - Hand drum; Violin
Aeolian - Vibraphone
Andante - Marimba
Ballad for Angklung Choir and Organ - Percussion Nonet; Organ
Ballad for JB - Mallets
Ballad for JB (Duo) - Percussion Duo
Ballad for Joey (Marimba) - Marimba
Ballad for Joey (Vibraphone) - Vibraphone
Boston - Marimba; Violin
Cadenza for Xylophone - Xylophone; Marimba
Chamber Symphony for Percussion - Percussion Trio
Chorale with Variations - Percussion Quartet; Marimba Quartet
Composition for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Composition No. 2 for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Composition No. 3 for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Dance in Time - Vibraphone
Drum Cadence No. 1 - Percussion Duo
Duo Sonata (Larrick) - Multiple Percussion; Trombone
Ecclesiasticus - Marimba
Elegie - Marimba
Elegy and Meditation - Marimba
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Etude for JB - Percussion Solo, Duo or Trio (Three Sets of Wind Chimes)
Everything's Up to Date in Junction City - Marimba
Exclamation! - Multiple Percussion; Cello; Reader
February - Marimba
Flute Piece - Marimba
Hymn without Words - Marimba
Improvisational Suite - Multiple Percussion; Indeterminate Instrumentation
Jingle by Sulina Larrick - Marimba
Lyric Piece - Mallets; Recorder
March for Drumline - Percussion Quintet
Marie - Marimba
Melody for Abraham Lincoln - Multiple Percussion; Oboe
My Lydia - Vibraphone
Ode to a Menominee - Percussion Quartet; Flute
Piece for Flute and Drums - Multiple Percussion; Flute
Piece No. 2 - Multiple Percussion; Flute
Poem with Accompaniment - Timpani; Viola
Quintet for Drum Line - Percussion Quintet
Quintet for Trumpets and Timpani - Timpani; Trumpets (4)
Rag's Rag - Marimba
Repertory List II - Multiple Percussion; Reader
Romantic Etude - Marimba
Rondo Etude - Marimba
Scott's Tune - Marimba
Sonata for Bass Drum - Bass Drum
Sonata for Trombone and Percussion - Multiple Percussion; Trombone
Sonata No. 7 - Timpani
Sonata No. 8 - Marimba
Sonatina for Percussion - Multiple Percussion (Three Triangles)
The Story of Punkin Person - Multiple Percussion; Brass Quintet
The Temple Garden - Orchestra Bells; Piano
The Three Daughters - Percussion Quintet
Trio for Tambourines - Percussion Trio
Trio Sonata - Percussion Trio
Two Jazz - Vibraphone; Trumpet
Variations on - Vibraphone
Variations on Handel's - Vibraphone
Vivo Duo - Vibraphone; Trumpet
Waiting and Accompaniment - Marimba; Cello



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