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Axiom by Eric Thomas Rath

Model # 14350 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • For 5 Players
    • Duration: 9:00
    • Difficulty: Medium
    • Large Set-Up
    • Lots of Meter and Style Changes
    • Rock Feel
  • Item Details

    Axiom by Eric Thomas Rath is a 5 player percussion ensemble that shifts from odd-meter progressive rock to some seriously groovin' beats. It's very entertaining and a burst of energy from the get-go.

    Duration: 9:00

    Difficulty: Medium


    • Percussion 1: Bells, Crotales, China Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, Drum Set
    • Percussion 2: Vibraphone, Bongos, Opera Gong, Temple Blocks
    • Percussion 3: Vibraphone, Splash Cymbal, Congas (2), Crash Cymbal, Wood Blocks (3)
    • Percussion 4: 4.5-Octave Marimba, Concert Toms (5), Opera Gong, Cabasa
    • Percussion 5: 5-Octave Marimba, Sizzle Cymbal, Claves, Taiko Drum or Bass Drum

    Axiom was originally conceived and sketched for two highly advanced players. The genesis was that two percussionists of the highest caliber, through expanded multi-percussion set-ups, could create the feel and energy of a much larger ensemble. And by doing so, those percussionists could display their virtuosity.

    Throughout the composition process, however, it became evident that a larger assemblage of players would be necessary to create the full sonority and impact of the piece. In somewhat of an homage to the original conception, several themes are kept in only two unaccompanied players' hands, while other themes are played by duets within the context of the full ensemble.

    While not programmatic in nature, AXIOM may invoke a programmatic feel in its many style, meter and texture changes. The piece borrows its shifting and changing time signatures from odd-meter progressive rock – even fully giving in to a common time backbeat. In that way, the piece owes much to composer Christopher Rouse for his masterfully written, entertaining, and energetic percussion ensembles that are both fun to play and equally fun to listen to.

  • Specifications

    Name Axiom by Eric Thomas Rath
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 14350
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 87990 not found]
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