Explorations of a Drum

Snare Drum Solo

* Published by the HoneyRock Publishing Company http://www.honeyrock.net/solo-sd.htm

* PAS Italy-International Competition 2011 on the suggested performance lists

*The Second Prize the 2009 Con/un/drum Solo Percussion Composition Competition

  • Movement I Shine like the Light of Dawn
  • Movement II Prosper like a Tree by Streams of Water
  • Movement III Soar like an Eagle

"Explorations of a Drum"---the title describes the compositional process to a dynamic commentary on the performance and the performer; it becomes more action-oriented. This probably seems like a lot of analysis and thought for something as simple as a title---but, a title can make or break the audience's expectations of a work. --Joseph Paul Klein

Instrumentation: Solo Snare Drum

Duration: 5min 30 sec


(2009 version) on March 2, 2009 by Ming Jen Suen, Spectrum Concert, Recital Hall, UNT, Denton, TX, USA

Premiered (2003 version) on July 27, 2003 by Peter James Saleh, Te Deum Concert, East Brunswick, NJ, USA

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Competition

Snare Drum Xavier Verna

June 5, 2011, the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA, USA

April, 2011, Duncan Recital Hall, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, USA

June 15, 2010 performed by Concepcion Rocio Rios Zamora Conservatorio Profesional de Musica Manuel Carra c/ Jacinto Benavente, 11-13. C.P. 29014, Málaga, Spain

March 31, 2009 Performed by Ming Jen Suen, MEIT (MU 1001), UNT, Denton, TX, USA