Ode to the One-Armed Drummer

A short multi-percussion solo inspired by the music of composer Dave Hollinden. Written in a quasi-drumset style, this piece explores different rhythmic textures notably 5-groupings and 4:3 poly-rhythms. After the opening statement, various echo effects and percussive interjections are layered over a bass drum ostinato. A half-time rock groove unfolds and builds towards a recap of the opening thematic material. The piece offers various opportunities for expression throughout.


Duration: 2:12

Level: medium-advanced

Instrumentation: splash cymbal, mounted tambourine, cowbell, snare drum, large tom, pedal bass drum