Casella, Jim There are 13 products.

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  • Over the past twenty years or so, the "pit" or (front ensemble) has grown to be an integral part of the modern drum corps and marching band activities. This evolution has brought us into a new realm in the world of percussion education and performance, merging outdoor playing styles with indoor playing styles.UP FRONT  explores the numerous...

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  • Scuttlebutt is Jim Casella's newest composition for percussion ensemble, marking his third in a series of groove-based pieces for intermediate and developing percussion ensembles. Like the other two pieces in the series, Technology and Stormbreak, Scuttlebutt utilizes fairly basic instrumentation found in most band rooms. It relies heavily on a half-time...

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  • Meanwhile in a Parallel Universe is an energetic new work by Jim Casella which features a virtuosic solo marimbist accompanied by 8 multipercussionists. Composed in three connected sections, these episodic movements are unique in personality, yet closely related through their harmonic and rhythmic DNA. The composer writes, “Meanwhile in a Parallel...

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  • Dystopia was written to imitate a tense, action-packed, horror movie soundtrack within the percussion ensemble setting. Using a fairly large instrumentation (including piano), some interesting textures are achieved by way of bowed instruments (waterphone, tam tam, vibraphone), and gutteral, groaning bass drum effects. Frequent use of tight intervals and...

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  • Cyclone is an ambitious piece by Jim Casella, was written to feature a quartet of marimba players who play on two marimbas that face each other. The parts are all playable with two mallets, and players are frequently called on to reach across to the marimba opposite them. Also, marimbists embark on a literal "cyclone" around the instruments, swapping...

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  • Written for nine players, Katraterra is a concert piece which uses a variety of textures, instruments, and techniques to create a driving and intense feel. The 5/8 time signature dominates the groove of Katraterra with three emphasized beats of 1, 3, and the upbeat of 4, creating the motive which drives the 16-note based ostinato and all surrounding...

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  • Prime Ordinals is a unique solo by Jim Casella for amplified djembe with a prayer bowl and audio soundscape. The piece is formed through an ordered sequence of prime numbers in which the ordinals occur as note groupings, meters, phrasings, or the number of semitones spanned by the portamento in the soundscape accompaniment. The soloist is called on...

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  • Technology is written for eight percussionists of intermediate to beginning skill levels. Based on a "techno" groove, this piece is sure to be a hit among high school percussion ensembles and audiences alike! Some parts are written to feature more advanced players (snare, toms, timpani), while other parts are more elementary for less experienced players....

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  • Cop Drama is an homage to the groovy, retro sounds of classic American TV cop shows such as "S.W.A.T," "The Mod Squad," and "The Streets of San Francisco." With a large ensemble of colorful sounds and stylized interpretation, Cop Drama is an enjoyable piece for medium to advanced percussion ensembles. A genre piece through and through, the rhythm section...

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  • Compound Autonomy builds its character from a variety of independent patterns. Written in the meter of 7/8, a primary ostinato comprised of two pitches repeated in a pattern of 4+3 begins the piece. This ostinato permeates the entire work as overlapping and intermingling lines get introduced little by little. At times, a hi-hat rhythm gives the illusion...

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  • Joaquin On Sunshine is a creatively-titled piece for a large ensemble of 15-17 players (the extra players are preferable if the marimba parts can be doubled). It has a festive, soulful Afro-Cuban flavor and is thickly scored with a full complement of Latin rhythm section instruments—piano, bass, drumset, timbales, congas, bongos, and shekere. Typical...

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  • Gymnopedie is a vibraphone arrangement of one of Satie's most treasured works for piano. The arrangement adheres to the original rather closely, although the key has been changed from D to F to better accommodate the range of a standard vibraphone. It's also a deceptively tricky study in mallet dampening and requires sensitivity and precision...

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  • Stormbreak was written by Jim Casella for intermediate ensembles as a sequel of sorts to Technology, another moderately simple piece for percussion octet by Casella that has since become quite popular. Opening with nature-effect sounds, the storm breaks into a rhythmic “tip of the hat” to Technology on the rim of the snare drum. As rhythmic layers add in,...

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