Medium/Advanced Snare Drum Solo
John Mark Reilly
Instrumentation: Snare drum
Named for two Dutch points of significance, Drachten-Elisabeth is a new rudimental solo by powerhouse snare drummer, John Mark Reilly. With history at its roots, this is a hybrid solo using a traditional form but utilizing a blend of hybrid, orchestral, Basel, and Ancient shaped rudiments. The piece makes frequent use of slight pauses before rolls, a technique used often in traditional rudimental drumming which creates a unique challenge in interpreting with an otherwise rigid tempo. Precision-minded drummers will find this solo both fun and challenging to perform and its familiar AA/BB/CC/etc. form will be easily accessible to listeners.
Drachten-Elisabeth comes as a full, bound score.