performed by Joe W. Moore
#vfM123 - Robert Van Sice Signature Multi-Tonal Marimba Mallets
ABOUT THE PIECE:
Halley’s Comet was composed in the summer of 2015 as the obligatory piece for the I CONCURSO PARA MARIMBA MAESTRO ZEFERINO NANDAYAPA held in Paraíba Brazil. The title of the work comes from a periodic comet that orbits the sun and was discovered by English astronomer, Edmond Halley. Halley’s comet is visible from Earth every 75-76 years and was seen in 1986, my birth year. My goal was to sonically portray, on marimba, the brief visible beauty of the comet. I hope you enjoy Halley’s Comet!
HALLEY'S COMET WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT PASIC!
If you're attending PASIC, stop by the C. Alan Publications booth - or visit http://c-alanpublications.com/ after to purchase a copy!
ABOUT THE COMPOSER:
Joe W. Moore III currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Prior to this, he served as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Moore received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Central Florida, the Master of Music degree from the University of South Carolina, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a minor in composition from Louisiana State University. His primary percussion teachers include Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Scott Herring, Jim Hall, Brett Dietz and Troy Davis. His composition teachers include Jay Batzner, Brett Dietz, and Dinos Constantinides. Joe proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Remo Drumheads, SABIAN Cymbals, and Black Swamp Percussion.