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Re: Moscow 1941 question...
Posted by Boro on 2/13/2018, 7:33 am, in reply to "Moscow 1941 question..."
Yes - they are meant to be explosive. I believe this might be the piece the part says "hit the center of the drum." Nothing musical comes from the center of the bass drum... It also does not line up rhythmically with the melodic line, suggesting it is intended with an element of surprise. Both times I have played this piece, I have treated these hits as "sound effects," as big as possible, and have not had any negative comments.
: Between measures 85 and 95, do you treat the
: bass drum hits as cannon shots? I really
: like them as cannon shots but I am worried I
: am going to get hit at UIL for it.