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American Suite for Unaccompanied Snare Drum by Guy G. Gauthreaux II

Model # HL00317056 By: Meredith Music
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  • Overview

    • Five Movements, Five Styles
    • Excellent Choice For Auditions
    • Many Extended Techniques
    • Difficulty: Medium to Advanced
    • Duration: 14:10 Total
    • Movements Can Be Played Alone
  • Item Details

    American Suite for Unaccompanied Snare Drum by Guy G. Gauthreaux II is an international standard in recitals and contests, for good reason. This solo, written in five movements, covers nearly all of the different styles of playing that snare drummers have developed over the centuries.

    Movement I introduces the thematic material that will be used throughout the solo, and requires some hand-to-hand independence.

    Movement II is written in an old-school rudimental style mixed with contemporary time signature changes. This movement also uses all 40 of the PAS international drum rudiments.

    Movement III is written entirely for brushes in a jazz style, with a significant amount of hand-to-hand independence.

    Movement IV features a Latin style of writing, requiring the player to use many different techniques and playing zones.

    Movement V is longer and more difficult than any other movement, and is written in the contemporary concert snare style. This movement will challenge most students.

    American Suite (1st place in the 1989 PAS composition contest) is a great choice for percussionists who need to play some drums on a recital, or are looking for good audition material. The movements can be played in any order or alone.

    Difficulty: Medium to Advanced


    • Movement I: 2' 00"
    • Movement II: 2' 25"
    • Movement III: 2' 45"
    • Movement IV: 3' 00"
    • Movement V: 4' 00"
    • Total: 14' 10"

  • Specifications

    Name American Suite for Unaccompanied Snare Drum by Guy G. Gauthreaux II
    Brand Meredith Music
    Model # HL00317056
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    State ListIdaho, Florida (Grade 6), Florida (Grade 7), Missouri (Grade A), Ohio (Class A)
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  • Returns & Shipping


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    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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