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Five Guys and Some Fries (Download)

for percussion quintet
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 2:45
Personnel: 5 players
Release Date: 2019
Product ID : TSPCE19-008DL
Price: $28.00
Item #: TSPCE19-008DL

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Description

Five Guys and Some Fries by David K. Bakken contains hidden rhythmic representations of the title. These motives are passed around the different instruments so each player feels satiated. This piece is a great fit for any beginning to intermediate percussion quintet as all of the instruments used in this piece are commonly found in any elementary, middle school, or high school band room. 

Instrumentation

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

Crash cymbals

Tam-tam

Temple blocks

Reviews

This work for a younger percussion ensemble is centered on a simple rhythmic motive derived from the title of the piece. The piece requires five players, which is also another reason for the title. The work has a few meter and tempo changes, requiring a good ear for the younger ensemble.

The snare drum player will need to be fairly competent rhythmically and be comfortable with flams and closed rolls. The other instrumental parts are fairly straightforward. The temple block player acts as a metronome throughout some of the piece; therefore, that player will need a strong metrical sense. The motive is moved around, played in a canon at times. It would be a fun exercise to have the students find the motive every time it occurs in the different instruments. The piece ends with the group playing the motive loudly in unison.

David K. Bakken has provided a fun and engaging work that is very accessible for younger percussion ensembles. The setup needs are minimal and should be found in every band room. The work would be a fun piece for junior high or young high school groups.

—Josh Armstrong
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 4, September 2019

Description

Five Guys and Some Fries by David K. Bakken contains hidden rhythmic representations of the title. These motives are passed around the different instruments so each player feels satiated. This piece is a great fit for any beginning to intermediate percussion quintet as all of the instruments used in this piece are commonly found in any elementary, middle school, or high school band room. 

Instrumentation

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

Crash cymbals

Tam-tam

Temple blocks

Reviews

This work for a younger percussion ensemble is centered on a simple rhythmic motive derived from the title of the piece. The piece requires five players, which is also another reason for the title. The work has a few meter and tempo changes, requiring a good ear for the younger ensemble.

The snare drum player will need to be fairly competent rhythmically and be comfortable with flams and closed rolls. The other instrumental parts are fairly straightforward. The temple block player acts as a metronome throughout some of the piece; therefore, that player will need a strong metrical sense. The motive is moved around, played in a canon at times. It would be a fun exercise to have the students find the motive every time it occurs in the different instruments. The piece ends with the group playing the motive loudly in unison.

David K. Bakken has provided a fun and engaging work that is very accessible for younger percussion ensembles. The setup needs are minimal and should be found in every band room. The work would be a fun piece for junior high or young high school groups.

—Josh Armstrong
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 4, September 2019


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