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The Nutcrackers

Composer: Bent Lylloff

Instrument: Snare Drum Exercise Book

Level: Intermediate

Published: 2008

Price: €17.00


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  • Description +
    • STAGE REGULATIONS - THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

      by Bent Lylloff

      1. Good grooming.
      2. Pay no attention to distractions.
      3. Do not smoke or chew gum.
      4. Do not look at your watch.
      5. Do not scratch hair, nose etc.
      6. When warming up, practise only concert program.
      7. Do not react to mistakes.
      8. Always have pencil and eraser.
      9. Discretely help one who is lost.
      10. Turn page pppppppppp

  • Instrumentation +
    • Snare Drum

  • About the composer +
    • ...Bent Lylloff, known to many as the "Dean of Scandinavian Percussion," died on March 7th 2001.

      His musical career included jazz symphonic, opera and avantgarde music. Lylloff began studying drums at the age of seven, marching in a Boy Scout band. At the age of ten he began studying piano and mallet instruments. After studies with Danish teachers, he continued studies with Gilbert Webster in London, Robert Tourte in Paris, and Morris Goldenberg and Saul Goodman at the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

      Lylloff was at the forefront of Scandinavian percussion music for many years as a result of his accomplishments as a recording artist, his concert tours, and his educational clinics and master classes. From 1961 to 1989 he served as Principal Percussionist and Timpanist with the Royal Danish Orchestra.

      He worked with many prominent composers and conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Monteux, Georg Solti, Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Pierre Boulez, Witold Lutoslavski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Benjamin Britten, Andre Previn, Eugene Ormandy, Otto Klemperer and Charles Munch. He also worked with such popular artists as Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Lena Horne, Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, Harry Belafonte and Toots Thielemans...

  • Reviews +
    • Review (Percussive Notes, May (59) 2012)

      This collection of six snare drum etudes is demonstrative of the type of solid orchestral snare drum literature that might be appropriate for intermediate to advanced snare drum study. Etude number 1 is in 3/4, while etudes 2 and 3 are in 6/8 and 12/8 respectively. Etude 4 starts in 4/4 before transitioning to 9/16—as well as 5/8 and 3/8. Etude 6 is quite contemporary in its style and ends with a roll marked to accelerate and diminuendo. Each etude is about one-and-a-half to two minutes in length, and could function as solid performance or pedagogical literature for either the advanced high school or intermediate college snare drum student.  

      —Jim Lambert

  • Credits +
    • Front cover graphics and layout: Ronni Kot Wenzell
      Copyright © Edition Svitzer 
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark