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The Noble Snare: Solos for Snare Drum (Vol. 3) by Various

Model # LSP-SPTNS3 By: Smith Publications
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  • Overview

    • Collection of Solo Snare Drum Pieces
    • Works by Seven World Renowned Composers
  • Item Details

    This is not your typical, run of the mill, snare drum book. This book features solos that aim to explore the full potential of the solo snare drum. These solos will push you in terms of playing and performing.

    Instrumentation: Solo Snare Drum

    Difficulty: Advanced+

    Composers Featured in Volume 3:

    • Sydney Hodkinson
    • Alvin Lucier
    • Christian Wolff
    • Kyle Gann
    • John Bergamo
    • Annea Lockwood
    • John Jeffrey Gibbons

    "Whenever I listened to a snare drum roll, I was struck by the complexity of the sound itself. Far from a non-pitched instrument, the snare drum sounded like an ocean of sound - virtually every pitch represented - with subtle waves and currents. The snare drum has always seemed to me to be full of possibilities as a solo instrument.

    In 1987 my initial idea was to publish one volume of snare drum solos - to 'elevate' the snare drum to the level of solo concert instrument. I asked many leading composers if they would be interested in writing for snare drum, hoping there would be enough positive responses to make a book.

    The response was so enthusiastic and so immediate! It was as if the idea were there in the air waiting for someone to initiate it and coordinate it. And so there are 4 volumes of snare drum solos, each piece distinct and expressive.

    These 4 volumes should be thought of as an anthology of snare drum music. They are ungraded as to difficulty and not grouped in any kind of style. Each piece is presented in a different penmanship to enhance the sense of different statements - distinct musical worlds with the snare drum"

    -Sylvia Smith, executive editor
  • Specifications

    Name The Noble Snare: Solos for Snare Drum (Vol. 3) by Various
    Brand Smith Publications
    Model # LSP-SPTNS3
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  • Returns & Shipping


    Because of copyright issues, we cannot accept returns on sheet music, books, audio CDs, and DVDs. Thanks for your understanding. Official Return Policy


    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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