Right Hand Swing, Left Hand March

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Owen Clark

General Info

Year: 1965
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Clark
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00




Program Notes

premiere: 1966, Winnipeg, PAS day


The premise of this piece is clearly stated in the title--a right hand swing ride cymbal pattern is juxtaposed against a "straight" 8th-note march pattern in the left hand. Conceptually this would not seem too difficult, but the actual execution of this idea takes some practice. Musically, the piece is based upon a simple march motive (not unlike an old-fashioned street beat or roll-off), but the real interest lies in achieving the proper balance, accents, and feel from each limb. This two-minute piece provides an excellent independence exercise. - Terry O'Mahoney[1]



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