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for percussion ensemble
Level: Medium
Duration: 4:30
Personnel: 8 players
State Lists: Texas
Release Date: 2017
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCE17-014DL
Price: $36.00
Item #: TSPCE17-014DL

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Description

Daniel Montoya Jr.’s Mayhem is an ode to his newborn baby girl. Composed as an "alternative" to the common lullaby-style pieces composers often conjure up for their children, this medium work for large percussion ensemble lovingly kicks at you right from the start. It centers around a rhythmical theme based on his daughter’s name: “Mara, Mara Mayhem.”

While remaining accessible to developing performers, Mayhem navigates many different time signatures while retaining a strong sense of groove throughout. A catchy melody and occasional backbeat give the listener a sense of stability in between kicking sessions!

Mayhem was commisioned by Megan Wike & Ridgeview Middle School (Round Rock, TX), in honor of their 2016 performance at The Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

Instrumentation

Crotales

Glockenspiel

Xylophone

Vibraphone

3 marimbas—(2) low A, (1) low C

4 timpani

Drums (marching snare drum, impact drum, kick drum (mounted), concert bass drum)

Cymbals & gongs (hi-hat, china cymbal, splash cymbal, ride cymbal, sizzle cymbal)

Accessories (triangle, tambourine, castanets, egg shaker, swish knocker, temple blocks, cabasa, finger cymbals, Ice Bell, log drums (4 pitches)

Description

Daniel Montoya Jr.’s Mayhem is an ode to his newborn baby girl. Composed as an "alternative" to the common lullaby-style pieces composers often conjure up for their children, this medium work for large percussion ensemble lovingly kicks at you right from the start. It centers around a rhythmical theme based on his daughter’s name: “Mara, Mara Mayhem.”

While remaining accessible to developing performers, Mayhem navigates many different time signatures while retaining a strong sense of groove throughout. A catchy melody and occasional backbeat give the listener a sense of stability in between kicking sessions!

Mayhem was commisioned by Megan Wike & Ridgeview Middle School (Round Rock, TX), in honor of their 2016 performance at The Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

Instrumentation

Crotales

Glockenspiel

Xylophone

Vibraphone

3 marimbas—(2) low A, (1) low C

4 timpani

Drums (marching snare drum, impact drum, kick drum (mounted), concert bass drum)

Cymbals & gongs (hi-hat, china cymbal, splash cymbal, ride cymbal, sizzle cymbal)

Accessories (triangle, tambourine, castanets, egg shaker, swish knocker, temple blocks, cabasa, finger cymbals, Ice Bell, log drums (4 pitches)



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