11 Studies for snare drum(s) and further orchestral percussion instruments (bass drum, cymbals, field drum, gong, timpani), numerous musical quotes (i.a. from works of A. Berg, P. Eötvös, G. Mahler and F. Say), different playing techniques.
This volume contains studies for duo and trio in various instrumentations, for example bass drum with (mounted and non-mounted) cymbal and (snare) drum, for bass drum and timpani, for two and three (snare) drums etc. Furthermore, German and Austrian military marching styles (Lockmarsch) are embedded in two of the studies.
"In 2019, after decades of experience as an orchestral, operatic and chamber musician, I was encouraged by Professor Slavik Stakhov to write a collection of snare drum studies. Each study has its own definitive style or „profile“, so I decided to call them „Character Studies“.