The Challenge

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Arnold Riedhammer


General Info

Year: 19
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Zimmermann
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


Movements

Instrumentation

Snare Drum



Program Notes

Review

This seven-minute, four-movement snare drum solo should become a staple in the advanced solo repertoire. Many playing techniques are used: hands and fingers, rimshots and stick clicks, double-bounce and press rolls, backsticking, playing with maracas, etc. Movement I (quarter = 126 and 90) is mainly rudimental in nature, with some hand and finger techniques at the beginning. All rudiments and stickings are clearly marked. Movement II (mostly quarter = 126 and 138) is also rudimental in nature. Movement III (quarter = 116) is to be played with a snare drum stick in the left hand and a maraca in the right hand. The maraca is used to strike the head, and is also shaken and "turned." The left hand (with the stick) uses a variety of rimshots and rim clicks. The middle section uses coordinated independence between the shaken maraca and the left-hand stick work. Movement IV (quarter = 126/120/138) consists largely of open rolls with various accent and dynamic patterns. Everything about the printing and performance directions is very clear and precise. Page turns are eliminated with a fold-out page. This is recommended for advanced high school/university level percussionists with above average snare drum capabilities. - John Baldwin[1]


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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Groovin Timps - Timpani
Rudimental Rumble - Percussion Sextet
The Challenge - Snare Drum



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References

  1. http://www.pas.org/resources/research/research-compositions