An intermediate piece for 6 players, Smoky Mirrors is a real favourite with percussion ensembles. Unfolding like a story, its various themes repeat throughout the piece.
There are stick clicks and hand claps to add variety and drama.
There is a driving semi-quaver feel dominating the latter part of the piece which acts as a foundation for syncopated Latin-esque rhythms.
Percussion 1: Shaker, 5 Temple Blocks, Susp. Cym., Chimes, Woodblock
Percussion 2: Roto-toms, C/B’s
Percussion 3: Mounted Tambourine, Snare Drum
Percussion 4: Drum Kit
Percussion 5: Timpani, Cymbal
Percussion 6: Bass Drum, Ride Cymbal