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RECAP: Leigh Howard Stevens and the eMotion Team @ WGI!
Thursday, April 14 - Saturday, April 16

 

eMotion Sticks and Mallets

For the first time ever, Malletech attended the WGI World Championships and we were amazed by the
level of talent and musicianship we found there. Congratulations to everyone who participated. We came home inspired by your passion and enthusiasm.

WGI also did a great interview with Leigh Howard Stevens, mastermind behind the Stevens Technique
and the heart and soul of Malletech, LLC. Check it out using the link below!

Dennis DeLuciaMatt SavageAmy SavageDave MarvinKathy MarvinLeigh Howard Stevens
Dennis DeLuciaMatt SavageAmy SavageDave Marvin
Kathy Marvin
LHS

 

High School Marimba Students!
Study with Leigh Howard Stevens
in Indiana and NJ this summer


10th Annual Leigh Howard Stevens Indiana Marimba Seminar - June 27 - July 1, 2016

Daily 3-hour sessions by Mr. Stevens covering all aspects of 4-mallet technique, and additional topics such as: practice techniques, the history of the marimba, bar acoustics, solo and ensemble literature, etc. Daily 2-hour sessions led by Dr. Marc Wooldridge (IWU Professor of Percussion) reviewing the stroke techniques, and covering other topics such as musical interpretation, improvisation, etc. Plus performances, concerts, downtime and more.

 

New Jersey Pre-College Summer Marimba Seminar - August 8-13, 2016

If you are a high school percussion student, don't miss this opportunity to learn from world-renowned marimbist and creator of the "Stevens Technique," Leigh Howard Stevens, this summer in New Jersey. Leigh will be joined by several of New Jersey's best percussion educators for an intensive week of keyboard percussion and general music training and fun.



Read/watch the interview with LHS and check out the full line of Malletech eMotion sticks and mallets!

Get info on the NJ and Indiana Seminars.

 

More New Releases from KPP

Manhattan Escapades (Marimba Duet)
(by Gordon Stout)

Manhattan Escapades

Manhattan Escapades was written in 2012 for two marimbas, both requiring a 5.0 instrument. Premiered at Ithaca College in 2014 with Gordon Stout and Kate Burns (Vorel). 

Includes a 32-page spiral bound score and two separate marimba parts.

 

 

Adams: Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves (Snare Drum Solo)
(by Timothy Adams)

Falling Leaves is a challenging piece for an advanced snare drummer who wants to be pushed technically, musically and creatively.

 

 

 

Two Scarlatti Sonatas for Marimba
(arr. by Mario Gaetano)

Two Scarlatti Sonatas for Marimba (arr. by Mario Gaetano)

Although a contemporary of J.S. Bach and Handel, Scarlatti was one of the few Baroque composers whose style transitioned into the Classical period. He composed in a variety of musical forms, but today he is known mostly for his 555 keyboard sonatas. The two arrangements in this small collection include Sonata in G Major K.2 L.388 and Sonata in e minor K.98 L.325.

 

Goodenberger: The Paris Pieces

The Paris Pieces
(by Mark Goodenberger)

 Our editorial board reports that this is an extremely interesting collection of 15 character pieces that is destined to be widely used in teaching studios and on the recital stage of college music programs. Fifteen vignettes composed for solo marimba, paying homage to the city of Paris can be played in any combination, in any order or in their entirety. Some selections are intermediate in difficulty and others are more challenging.  

 

Concerto for Timpani, Percussion and Winds
(by Daniel Adams)

Adams: Concerto for Timpani, Percussion and Winds

Concerto for Timpani, Percussion and Winds was commissioned and composed in 2004 for Robert McCormick and the University of South Florida Percussion Symphonic Wind Ensemble. It is so titled because the solo timpanist, winds and percussion section interact equally in the transformation and development of thematic materials. Includes 31 page spiral bound full size conductor's score and 30 individual booklet parts.

 

Harnsberger: Overkill

Overkill (for 4 Percussionists)
(by Andy Harnsberger)

Overkill was written in 2014 and premiered April 13, 2015 by the Lee University Percussion Ensemble. It is scored for four players, each utilizing multiple drums around a centered cymbal set-up. The piece is based upon a single "cell," heard as the opening statement, which is manipulated and varied throughout the piece. Classic rock fans will recognize the main rhythmic theme, which is played over and over, hence the title of the piece.

 

Tailoring for Two (Marimba Duet)
(by Gordon Stout)

Stout: Tailoring for Two

Tailoring for Two was wittten for Stout's student, Taylor Katanick, and was premiered by Taylor and the composer himself in 2014 at Ithaca College. A really fun duo, requiring two 5.0 marimbas. 

Includes a 27-page spiral-bound score and two separate marimba parts.

  

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