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Beware the Jabberwock

for percussion ensemble and optional narration
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 3:10
Personnel: 8-11 players
Release Date: 2020
Product ID : TSPCE20-018
Price: $36.00
Item #: TSPCE20-018

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Description

Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsense poem, Jabberwocky is considered a classic in English literature. John Willmarth’s musical setting of this same poem titled Beware the Jabberwock, is an exciting and accessible treatment of the original, which brings Carroll’s best known work to the world of percussion.

The poem tells the tale of an epic battle between a boy and the vicious creature know as the Jabberwock, with the boy being triumphant in the end. To tell this tale and to match Carroll’s innovative use of nonsense words like “chortled” and “galumphing,” Willmarth uses an assortment of quirky percussion accessories as well as dissonant harmonies. These compositional techniques help provide the perfect sonic underpinning for Carroll’s poem. The original poem is provided in the score as well as cues for the beginnings of each stanza so that if desired, the poem can be narrated along with the performance of the piece.


Beware the Jabberwock comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Chimes

Xylophone

Vibraphone

Marimba (4-octave)

3 timpani

Drums (snare drum, bass drum, congas, large tom)

Cymbals (China cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal, 2 suspended cymbals (or share 1)

Accessories (triangle, brake drum, cowbell, temple blocks, mounted tambourine, mark tree, slapstick)

Description

Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsense poem, Jabberwocky is considered a classic in English literature. John Willmarth’s musical setting of this same poem titled Beware the Jabberwock, is an exciting and accessible treatment of the original, which brings Carroll’s best known work to the world of percussion.

The poem tells the tale of an epic battle between a boy and the vicious creature know as the Jabberwock, with the boy being triumphant in the end. To tell this tale and to match Carroll’s innovative use of nonsense words like “chortled” and “galumphing,” Willmarth uses an assortment of quirky percussion accessories as well as dissonant harmonies. These compositional techniques help provide the perfect sonic underpinning for Carroll’s poem. The original poem is provided in the score as well as cues for the beginnings of each stanza so that if desired, the poem can be narrated along with the performance of the piece.


Beware the Jabberwock comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Chimes

Xylophone

Vibraphone

Marimba (4-octave)

3 timpani

Drums (snare drum, bass drum, congas, large tom)

Cymbals (China cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal, 2 suspended cymbals (or share 1)

Accessories (triangle, brake drum, cowbell, temple blocks, mounted tambourine, mark tree, slapstick)



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