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Compound Autonomy by Jim Casella

Model # TSPCE-43 By: Tapspace
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  • Overview

    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 6:00
    • For 15-17 Players
    • Overlapping Ostinatos
    • Opposing Elements Blend Together
  • Item Details

    The overall character of Jim Casella's Compound Autonomy builds from various independent patterns. Written in 7/8, this piece starts with the primary ostinato which comprises of two pitches repeated in a 4+3 pattern. This ostinato is found in some capacity through the entire piece as each line overlaps and mingles with each other.

    There are moments where the hi hat rhythm gives the false illusion of the piece being in 4/4 time, but this is just a trick on the ears. The opposing (autonomous) elements break the definitive barrier created by barlines as they blend (compound) together, these elements will occasionally land together on a downbeat while they weave the fabric of the composition that the main melodic melody rests upon.

    Compound Autonomy is written for a 15-17 person ensemble (optional marimba doubling) that focuses on groove and balance, so it is important that all players can listen and blend with one another for a solid sound. This is a fun piece that is incredibly entertaining for audiences.


    • Player 1: Glockenspiel, Guiro
    • Player 2: Xylophone, Crotales
    • Player 3: Chimes, Two Cowbells, Guiro, Cricket
    • Player 4: Vibraphone, Suspended Cymbal
    • Player 5: Vibraphone
    • Player 6: 4.5-Octave Marimba
    • Player 7: 4.5-Octave Marimba
    • Player 8: 4.3-Octave Marimba
    • Player 9: 4.3-Octave Marimba
    • Player 10: Four Timpani, Two Muted Brake Drums
    • Player 11: Bongos, Vibra Slap, Wind Gong
    • Player 12: Sandpaper Blocks, Two Woodblocks
    • Player 13: Triangle, Mark Tree
    • Player 14: Sizzle Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Two Chinas, Splash Cymbal, Mark Tree, Log Drums (five pitches)
    • Player 15: Five Piece Drum Set with Ride Cymbal, Two Crash Cymbals, Hi Hats, Splash Cymbal, China Cymbal
    • Player 16: Piano
    • Player 17: Electric Bass Guitar

    Duration: 6:00

    Difficulty: Advanced

  • Specifications

    Name Compound Autonomy by Jim Casella
    Brand Tapspace
    Model # TSPCE-43
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 89442 not found]
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    Number of Orchestra Bells1
    Number of Crotales1
    Number of Vibes2
    Number of Chimes1
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    Number of Xylophones1
    Number of Marimbas4
    Number of Timpani Sets4
    Includes Rhythm SectionYes
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    Author/ComposerCasella, Jim
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    State ListTexas (Grade 1)
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