Panthers

CLARK HUBBARD - Panthers 2018

Duration: 3:36

Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

Released: 2016

Players: (1) kick drum, 4 tenor drums, 2 cymbals, 1 hi-hat, 4 pitched objects

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About “Panthers”

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“PANTHERS” was recorded by Clark Hubbard at Vanderbilt University in the spring of 2017 and again at Vanderbilt University in the spring of 2018. “Panthers” was premiered at the Lancaster Kiwanis Club on June 29th, 2016 in Lancaster, Ohio.

“PANTHERS” is a multi-percussion solo written for drum kit + 4 pitched objects. Thematically, “PANTHERS” was inspired by the Wilco song “Panthers” and the multi-percussion solo “Monkey Chant” by Wilco’s drummer: Glenn Kotche.

“PANTHERS” is great for students familiar with drum kit that are looking to explore multi-percussion music or students familiar with multi-percussion that are looking to explore drum kit music.

The setup for “PANTHERS” can vary in size depending on the preferences of the performer. The key elements of the “PANTHERS” setup are:

  • TIME KEEPER: in score as “hi-hat” played by left foot.
  • NON-RESONANT MELODY: in score as “tenor drums”
  • RESONANT MELODY: in score as “4 pitched objects”
  • OTHER: in score as “cymbals” and “kick drum”

The “4 pitched objects” are notated in the score as: F, Eb, C, Bb (descending).
These pitches may be transposed to any key in order to adapt “PANTHERS” to different instruments and sounds.

The following are different variations of setups for “PANTHERS” to illustrate just a few of the many possibilites available.

SETUP A (original setup, indicated in the score) [2016]

  • TIME KEEPER: hi-hat (w/ foot)
  • NON-RESONANT: 4 tenor drums (covered w/ towels)
  • RESONANT: 4 tuned glasses (descending: F, Eb, C, Bb)
  • OTHER: 2 large cymabsl (w/ sizzle chains), china cymbal, kick drum
  • MALLETS: Malletech BB34

SETUP B (reduced setup) [2017]

  • TIME KEEPER: hi-hat (w/ foot)
  • NON-RESONANT: 2 tenor drums (covered w/ towels)
  • RESONANT: 4 crotales (descending: F, Eb, C, Bb)
  • OTHER: china cymbal, kick drum
  • MALLETS: VicFirth SD1

SETUP C (Nashville setup) [2017]

  • TIME KEEPER: hi-hat (w/ foot)
  • NON-RESONANT: 4 tenor drums (covered w/ towels)
  • RESONANT: 4 tuned metal pipes (descending: F#, E, C#, B)
  • OTHER: 2 large cymbals, china cymbal, kick drum
  • MALLETS: Malletech BB34

SETUP D (LOUD setup) [2018]

  • TIME KEEPER: hi-hat (w/foot)
  • NON-RESONANT: 3 tenor drums (un-muted)
  • RESONANT: 4 large metal pipes (pitches were not a direct transposition of those indicated in the score)
  • OTHER: china cymbal, tam-tam, kick drum
  • MALLETS: ProMark Shira Kashi Oak “Rock Knocker”

SETUP E (soft setup) [2018]

  • TIME KEEPER: analog metronome
  • NON-RESONANT: 3 wooden slats
  • RESONANT: 4 glockenspiel keys (descending: F, Eb, C, Bb)
  • OTHER: opera gong
  • MALLETS: Malletech BB34