Over my many years of undergraduate and graduate education, I have probably started over 200 compositions. Starting with Finale 2001, moving to Sibelius 5-8, and tempting fate with a brief affair with Dorico, eventually I found my home with Sibelius once again. The notation programs changed but no matter what I used, I still had one common problem.
*DISCLAIMER* Obviously this blog is not meant to deride the wonderful work of Takatsugu Muramatsu.
I am sick of hearing Land at Student Recitals, College Recitals, and even College Juries and Barriers. This is not an opinion that only I have. "Land" is not the only "Land" like piece out there, but merely a definition of a phenomena that seems to be shaking the collegiate percussion world. There is no reason to call out other great works of the same nature, but the general trend of percussion publishing websites and Youtubers churning out arrangements of pop tunes and pop chords is vast.
This brand new blog hopes to be a place where professional percussionists/composers/musicians can publish interesting topics, discussions, and educational blog posts for the entire music community. It is hard to spread the word of a personal blog, and XY understands…