Mutual Interest

Mutual Interest … a collection for multiple-percussion duo
Publisher: C. Alan Publications (2017)
Composed: 2016
Duration: varies
Difficulty: Medium-Easy
Instrumentation (2 players): varies per selection, but includes bongos, cowbell, hi-hat, low tom, ride cymbal, shaker, snare drum, tambourine, woodblock

Mutual Interest was written in recognition of the need for quality percussion duets at the intermediate level for students with limited instrument resources or rehearsal space. Each piece uses instruments commonly available to middle school and high school percussionists, either personally or at their schools, and in small set-ups that are easily transportable and will fit in tight rehearsal spaces. As an engaging feature for both performers and audiences, and a unique twist for this collection, at least one instrument in each piece is shared by both players.

Citing the lack of quality duets for multi-percussion of intermediate difficulty, Josh Gottry has created a collection of five pieces that do a wonderful job of filling this gap … the character of each piece is unique … will work well for students to use for solo and ensemble festivals… – Brian Nozny
Printed by permission of the Percussive Arts Society, inc.