Frank Zappa: The Black Page
The Black Page
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Frank Zappa had a ritual for auditioning drummers for his band. Zappa would present the drummer with the score for his solo piece The Black Page and then watch their reaction. The Black Page was originally written as a drum solo, but shortly after it was completed he constructed The Black Page, Part 2.
Zappa was unsure when Haas presented his idea of arranging The Black Page for percussion ensemble, but still granted his approval to start the project. It was nearly a decade before Zappa allowed the music to hit the stage. Once completed this arrangement was given Frank Zappa's blessing and approval. It is the only Black Page arrangement that Zappa himself sanctioned and still to this day it is the only arrangement recognized by the Zappa foundation. This arrangement was performed as a show piece on the Music of Zappa, the last concert of Zappa's music presented in his life time - produced at Avery Fisher Hall to a sold out audience.
- Crotales (2 Octaves)
- 2 Marimbas (4.3 | 5.0)