Neal, Alex There are 17 products.

Alex Neal has been the Co-Principal Percussionist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2003. Born in Colchester he won a scholarship to the Royal College of music in 1989 to study percussion and timpani, and graduated with first class honours in 1992, subsequently undertaking freelance work in the UK and overseas with various orchestras including The London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The John Wilson Orchestra. Alex has taught percussion, timpani and drum kit for the duration of his professional career culminating in becoming a Professor of percussion at the Royal College of Music in 2008. Teaching music, family concerts and education workshops in schools has formed a large part of Alex's career, which is why composing music for these specific situations has always been a priority. Alex has also played on many film soundtracks including 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Harry Potter'.

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  • E.P.O - Education Project Opener, written for two professional percussionistswith an element of acting and improvisation required to give the performance a “wow” factor.

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  • 'Kit Split does exactly what it says on the tin - split the drum kit into two halves, add another seat and play a dynamic, fast-paced duet.

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  • A direct transcription from ‘Crossfire 2’ scored for 2 players. The piece works just as well in the duet format and would be an excellent first concert performance piece.

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  • A 'duell' between two players including overlapping rhythmic passages, question & answer phrases, Grande pause bars, Dal Segno, Coda and a very atmospheric section.

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  • E.P.O. – Education Project Opener, written for 2 professional percussionists, has proved to be one of the most useful pieces I’ve ever written. For the majority of schools visits or education projects I would have another percussionist presenting with me, and so this piece with its flamboyant snare drum and floor tom writing, a few stick...

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  • Felconbase requires the performers to play independently creating a contrapuntal texture. A very satisfying and rewarding piece to rehearse and perform.

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  • Synders Lot gently pushes the boundaries of fluent ensemble and orchestral percussion reading and playing. Featuring cross-rhythms and a short dynamic solo for every instrument.

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  • All players get to showcase challenging orchestral techniques and sounds. The piece also makes use of several ‘silent’ bars to give the music poise and excitement!

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  • This piece will push any percussionists snare drum technique to the absolute limit. Featuring many contrasting sections with dynamic and slick movements required between the samba section in 3/4 time!!

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  • Parallel 6 explores some of the more subtle nuances and techniques of percussion playing, contrasting with some loud dynamic passages. The performers are also introduced to the similarities and differences between 6/8 and 3/4.

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  • The music exhibits piercing ricochet notes across the ensemble and then moves into a smooth ‘funky-feel’ section that features a short dynamic four bar solo for every member of the ensemble, ending with a big flourish on the tam tam.

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  • Each member of the ensemble has an opportunity to move to the drumkit and show off their skills. Each solo is connected with a short burst from the ensemble whilst soloists swap places.

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  • Sturry March is a terrific introduction to the technical skills required for ensemble and orchestral percussion playing. Featuring short solos for every instrument, it’s just brilliant fun to play! 

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  • The music exhibits piercing ricochet notes across the ensemble and then moves into an exciting choreographed section that sees the performers marching from drum to drum whilst clicking their sticks together, ending with a big flourish on the tam tam. 

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  •  A showcase recital piece requiring virtuosic timpani pedalling and accurate intonation merged with an extremely strong rhythmic drive. It also features two contrasting sections of a beautiful marimba chorale and a dazzling samba section that brings you back to the four timpani very smoothly and effectively.

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  • A showcase solo timpani piece requiring virtuosic pedalling on all four timpani and accurate intonation merged with an extremely strong rhythmic drive.

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  • A rudimental solo for 3 drums. This fast and flashy recital piece is made exciting by technique, dynamics and rhythms.

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