More images

Click to enlarge

Purchase

Capitol Investment (Download)

for percussion sextet
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 2:20
Personnel: 6 players
State Lists: Texas | Missouri
Release Date: 2019
Product ID : TSPCE19-006DL
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE19-006DL

Formats Available:


Description

David K. Bakken’s sextet Capitol Investment is a no-nonsense, hassle-free, easy-to-use piece, devoid of any down-payments, surcharges, or finder’s fees. Plus, at 0% interest, it’s a great way for young investors to enter the market; simple enough for beginning students to achieve but just enough variety to hold their interest. Capitol Investment is dedicated to George V. LeyVa Middle School Percussion Ensemble from San Jose, CA. It is also named after the Capitol Expressway, a major road near the middle school.

Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

2 timpani

Temple blocks

Cymbals (suspended cymbal, crash cymbals)

Drums (snare drum, 2 tom-toms 2, bass drum)

Reviews

This percussion sextet is scored for percussion instruments that most middle school/junior high concert band programs would have available. Composer David Bakken has made an outstanding effort to challenge the entry-level percussion ensemble into making a tasteful, musical performance.

This sextet is divided into two trios of instrumentation: one using snare drum, temple blocks and two tom-toms; the other using timpani, concert bass drum, and cymbals. This two-minute, 20-second sextet has only 53 measures, yet the second half of the composition gets away from the squareness of 4/4 with the inclusion of a 7/8 measure. Additionally, the piece ends with an accelerando from a stately 112 beats per minute to a more lively 132 beats per minute. All-in-all, “Capitol Investment” is one of the best entry-level percussion sextets I’ve seen in a number of years.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 4, September 2019

Description

David K. Bakken’s sextet Capitol Investment is a no-nonsense, hassle-free, easy-to-use piece, devoid of any down-payments, surcharges, or finder’s fees. Plus, at 0% interest, it’s a great way for young investors to enter the market; simple enough for beginning students to achieve but just enough variety to hold their interest. Capitol Investment is dedicated to George V. LeyVa Middle School Percussion Ensemble from San Jose, CA. It is also named after the Capitol Expressway, a major road near the middle school.

Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

2 timpani

Temple blocks

Cymbals (suspended cymbal, crash cymbals)

Drums (snare drum, 2 tom-toms 2, bass drum)

Reviews

This percussion sextet is scored for percussion instruments that most middle school/junior high concert band programs would have available. Composer David Bakken has made an outstanding effort to challenge the entry-level percussion ensemble into making a tasteful, musical performance.

This sextet is divided into two trios of instrumentation: one using snare drum, temple blocks and two tom-toms; the other using timpani, concert bass drum, and cymbals. This two-minute, 20-second sextet has only 53 measures, yet the second half of the composition gets away from the squareness of 4/4 with the inclusion of a 7/8 measure. Additionally, the piece ends with an accelerando from a stately 112 beats per minute to a more lively 132 beats per minute. All-in-all, “Capitol Investment” is one of the best entry-level percussion sextets I’ve seen in a number of years.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 4, September 2019


You may also like...

DiSanza's second concerto for darabukka uses influences such as Peter Gabriel and Bob Becker in the context of Middle Eastern rhythmic cycles for a dynamic, cultured, and groovy listening experience.
Duration: 15:00 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 4 players
$45.00
A brilliant piece for large percussion ensemble, largely featuring melodic percussion instruments.
Duration: 2:45 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 8 players
$38.00
This percussion ensemble by Jamieson Carr is intense, fast-paced, and full of colorful texture.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 13 players
$42.00
A medium-easy programatic percussion ensemble, which tells the tale of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky.
Duration: 3:10 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 8-11 players
$36.00
#TAPSPACE