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for percussion ensemble
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 3:30
Personnel: 13 players
State Lists: Indiana | Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2012
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCE-69DL
Price: $38.00
Item #: TSPCE-69DL

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All percussion sounds used in this recording were generated from Virtual Drumline software, also by Tapspace.


Description

Shock and Awe, by Jamieson Carr, is a bold ensemble work for the intermediate-to-advanced group that features a vast array of percussion instruments to create dissonant, exciting textures right out of the gate. 

From the words of the composer regarding the inspiration for the title, “The basis of this idea was to use overwhelming power, dominant battlefield maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an enemy and destroy their will to fight. This militaristic term is the inspiration for the piece.”

When it’s time to engage your audience, elevate some heart rates, and unleash the fury that only full-sized percussion ensembles can, Shock and Awe will deliver.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Chimes
  • Xylophone
  • 2 vibraphones
  • 3 marimbas—(2) low A, (1) low C
  • 5 timpani
  • Drums (concert bass drum, medium low tom)
  • Cymbals (doumbek, hi-hat, crash cymbals, 4 suspended cymbals, 2 splash cymbals, 2 sizzle cymbals, china cymbal)
  • Accessories (shekere, large tam tam, ocean drum, finger cymbals, brake drum or anvil, 3 wood blocks, tambourine, 2 triangles, bell tree, 3 Zil-bells, 3 sets of wind chimes)

Description

Shock and Awe, by Jamieson Carr, is a bold ensemble work for the intermediate-to-advanced group that features a vast array of percussion instruments to create dissonant, exciting textures right out of the gate. 

From the words of the composer regarding the inspiration for the title, “The basis of this idea was to use overwhelming power, dominant battlefield maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an enemy and destroy their will to fight. This militaristic term is the inspiration for the piece.”

When it’s time to engage your audience, elevate some heart rates, and unleash the fury that only full-sized percussion ensembles can, Shock and Awe will deliver.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Chimes
  • Xylophone
  • 2 vibraphones
  • 3 marimbas—(2) low A, (1) low C
  • 5 timpani
  • Drums (concert bass drum, medium low tom)
  • Cymbals (doumbek, hi-hat, crash cymbals, 4 suspended cymbals, 2 splash cymbals, 2 sizzle cymbals, china cymbal)
  • Accessories (shekere, large tam tam, ocean drum, finger cymbals, brake drum or anvil, 3 wood blocks, tambourine, 2 triangles, bell tree, 3 Zil-bells, 3 sets of wind chimes)


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