Eckhard Kopetzki was born 1956 in Hannover/Germany.
He studied to teach music and physics at the University of Osnabrück and the Music College in Würzburg.
Since 1985 he teaches percussion instruments and and music theory (harmony) at the „Berufsfachschule für Musik“ in Sulzbach – Rosenberg.
He is well known for his compositions for both the elementary education sector and for concerts, as well as various chamber music compositions.
In 2002 he won the 1st prize in the PAS (Percussive Arts Society) composition contest for his set – up solo „Canned Heat“ ; in 2003 he won the 1st prize with his solo for marimba „Three Movements for a Solo Dancer“.
Many pieces were commissioned from several ensembles and orchestras; he is also busy as a juror in international competitions.
Bottom Line by Eckhard Kopetzki is a four mallet solo scored for 4.3 octave marimba. This piece is ideal for first year college students or advanced high school students. This excellent solo will help to develop strength for accuracy, double stops, syncopated rhythms, and musical expressivity. Bottom Line is a breath of fresh air for teachers...
Dance of the Witches by Eckhard Kopetzki is a moderately difficult marimba solo. It's brisk pace complements the dark nature of the piece, using syncopated rhythms as the basis for the work. Dance of the Witches would be an excellent choice for recital or technical study.
Track Listing:1. Wooden Delight for 2 Marimbas (12:20)2 Canned Heat for Percussion Solo (8:13) Night of the Moon Dances for Marimba Solo and 4 Percussionist [16:29]3. I. Satz (7:47)4 II. Satz (8:42)5. Mixed Musicfor Alto Saxophone and Percussion/Marimba (12:57) Three Movements for a Solo Dancer for solo Marimba [9:59]6. Mysterious...
A challenging solo for four drums. In two contrasting movements, this work makes use of a variety of fascinating techniques, including the use of a Chinese cymbal on one drum to create an interesting effect in the second movement. This would be a great choice for an advanced level recital.
Originally written for a 4 1/3 octave marimba, Three Movements For A Solo Dancer, can be readily adapted to a 5 octave marimba as well. In the second and third movements, the player sometimes has to strike the frame of the marimba simultaneously while playing with the left hand. If utilising a 5 octave marimba, these passages can either be player ne...