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      Drum Kit: Problem Child

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      Drum Kit in it's natural habitat

      Drum Kit in it's natural habitat

      It’s essentially just a conveniently placed grouping of popular percussion instruments and yet, the drum kit is often cited as the dividing line between popular music and classical. We’ll examine how composers are using the drum kit today and what impact it’s having on genre boundaries.

      Ted Hearne: Furtive Movements, III (excerpt)
      Ron Wiltrout, drums; Ashley Bathgate, cello
      1:05

      Steven Snowden: For So Long It’s Not True
      Alarm Will SoundPayton MacDonald, drums
      8:22

      Christopher Rouse: Bonham
      Perkussion NRW
      ClassicClips 09
      6:58

      John Elmquist: Treehouse
      Hard Art Groop
      4:49

      Ted Hearne: Furtive Movements, I & II (excerpt)
      Ron Wiltrout, drums; Ashley Bathgate, cello
      4:44

      Brian Baxter: A Message from the French Embassy fr. Book of Drum
      Baxter, drums
      4:05

      Missy Mazzoli: In Spite of All This
      Newspeak
      8:35

      Eric Moe: Concerto for Drum Set and Orchestra, Kick and Ride, I (excerpt)
      Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose
      BMOP/sound 1021
      8:45

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