10 compositions for solo french military drum. On multiple influences, they allow a contemporary vision of the instrument while maintaining the traditional technique of the French military drum school.
These pieces are on the program of national competitions. They combine tradition and modernity.
Any lover of classical music knows the Goldberg Variations. The surprise here is the superb instrumentation for 3 marimbas and 2 vibraphones, conducted by Raphael Aggery, and performed by Jean Geoffroy and the Ensemble Tactus.
Soliste : Jean Geoffroy Ensemble TaCTuS : Ying-Yu Chang, Paul Changarnier, Quentin Dubois, Pierre Olympieff, Thibaut Weber Transcription : Raphaël Aggery
The French military drum - History and evolution Jean-Michel Froidure
A great gift idea!
The french military drum has a much richer history than it looks: this book offers for the first time to gather all the information available to date, or even modify some knowledge, as the origin of the snare-drum.
Six Suites for Violoncello solo BWV 1007-1012 - J.S. Bach
Ideal version for marimba interpretation.
The six suites for solo cello by JS Bach are considered as the essential classics of the repertoire of this instrument and today the marimba. Bach highlights all the polyphonic possibilities of the instrument.
"Le livret des poignets" is a new book in the world of the French military drum, it is neither a method of learning nor even a collection of compositions, but in a way a real "toolbox" for anyone practicing the military drum. You will find there: rhythms, deciphering, rudiments and technical exercises to focus on a targeted difficulty and progress.