In Memoriam: Jacques Delécluse

PAS Hall-of-Famer Jacques Delécluse passed away on October 20th, 2015.He was a French percussionist, teacher, and author best known for his famous 12 Etudes for Snare Drum, published by Alphonse Leduc. He was inducted into the PAS Hall of Fame in 2009.

“Jacques Delécluse brought a new dimension to percussion playing: to consider dynamics, accents, phrases, and musical expression. In short, he makes us think about ‘how to make music with a drum.’ This idea took root more than 40 years ago and is still applicable today. Jacques truly created a ‘school of percussion’ and has deeply influenced generations of percussion players and teachers not only in France, but all over the world.”

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