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All Aboard | Kevin Bell£14.99
The good old days of the steam train are brought to life in this small ensemble piece, featuring four percussionists, with two performing on brushes.
‘All Aboard!’ begins with the brushes creating the sound effect of steam, followed by the conductors whistle and a shout of “all aboard”. The piece takes us on a steam train journey using rhythms from the brushes, and drum kit supported by a driving bass line. Using tempo changes and rhythmic patterns to challenge any percussion ensemble with something a bit different.
A good sound and visual programme show piece.
Players: 5-6 Duration: 2' 35″ Difficulty: Intermediate – Advanced Audio Sample: All Aboard Sample Score: Score
Balkan Sun | Colin Shaw£14.99
Inspired by Bulgarian pop music, this intermediate piece is fun and toe-tapping
Players: 8 Duration: 4' 00″ Difficulty: Intermediate Audio Sample: Balkan Sun click “More.” and scroll down for video Sample Score: Score
Bydlo (Pictures at an Exhibition) | Gary Kettel£12.99
Bydlo means ox-cart, and the original Mussorgsky cart was lumbering with huge wheels.
Players: 6 Duration: 2′ 50″ Difficulty: Challenging Audio Sample: Not yet available Sample Score: Score
Call It a Day | Colin Shaw£14.99
There are three versions of this piece of music for 4 players: One is quite simple, the next adds something for the conductor to play, and the last one is slightly more challenging
especially at the beginning and at the end. All of the players exclaim the names of foods and days of the week throughout the piece.
Players: 4 percussion players plus conductor Duration: 3' 30″ Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate Audio Sample: Coming soon Sample Score: Score
GCSE | Colin Shaw£7.99
A serious comedy percussion piece, and a theatrical performance. Needs minimum resources, and can be performed with variable numbers of players! Click MORE…. for a video performance!
Players: Variable Duration: 3' 57″ Difficulty: Intermediate Audio Sample: Click MORE.. for a video performance Sample Score: Score
Get Shirty | Colin Shaw£14.99
An intermediate level piece for 6 percussionists with lots of interest. A very attractive concert piece with the potential for tremendous theatricality.
Duration: 3 mins
Players: 6 (click More… for line-up)
Difficulty: Intermediate Audio Sample: Get Shirty Sample Score: Score
He Shall Rain Snares | Colin Shaw£14.99
This ensemble piece for 7 percussionists packs a punch with 4 snare drums; cross rhythms, aerobatics and lots of fun stuff
Players: 7 Duration: 2' 50″ Difficulty: Intermediate Audio Sample: He Shall Rain Snares Sample Score: Score
Internal Angles | Justin Breame£14.99
Inspired by a complex maths homework, a complex rhythm is made into a catchy riff for 5 percussionists
Players: 5 Duration: 3' 40″ Difficulty: Intermediate Audio Sample: Internal Angles Sample Score: Score
Locomotion | Kevin Bell£14.99
An intermediate piece using some of the main instruments from the percussion section that most bands would have, namely – Drum kit, 2 Timpani, 3 Toms (or Rototoms ) and a few common auxiliary percussion instruments.
Locomotion was inspired by sounds heard while travelling on a train. Using various instruments to convey trains coming from the distance, going through tunnels, freight trains thundering by, and a general sense of moving along – use your imagination to work out which sounds represent what!
Players: 5 Duration: 2' 51″ Difficulty: Intermediate Audio Sample: Locomotion Sample Score: Score
Lullaby for Barnaby | Colin Shaw£14.99
This is a piece for 6 players of higher intermediate level.The title is derogatory – written when Colin's son was keeping him awake when he was a baby!Counting is very important for all parts, especially as the 6/8 time signature at the beginning is disrupted by hemiolas.The tin bath is optional. A tray will have the same musical effect, but the drama of a performance of Lullaby for Barnaby makes this an experience to remember.
Players: 1: Floor Tom, Cowbell
2: Clash Cymbal, Triangle, Concert Toms
3: Small Tom, Large Tom
4: Tambourine, Bucket of Gravel
5. Snare Drum, Woodblock
6: 2 Susp. Cymbals
Duration: 4 55″ Difficulty: Intermediate Audio Sample: Coming soon Sample Score: Score
Pieces of Eight | Colin Shaw£14.99
A piece to stretch beginners in tuned percussion and to practise single stroke rolls. For 8 percussionists.
Players: 8 Duration: 3' 20″ Difficulty: Intermediate Audio Sample: Pieces of Eight Sample Score: Score
Smoky Mirrors | Colin Shaw£14.99
A real favourite, unfolding like a story, with driving semiquavers and Latin rhythms for six percussionists. Difficulty: Intermediate level.
Players: 6 Duration: 2' 45″ Difficulty: Intermediate Audio Sample: Smoky Mirrors Sample Score: Score