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Candlesticks

for percussion ensemble
Level: Easy
Duration: 2:25
Personnel: 8 players
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2022
Product ID : TSPCE22-018
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE22-018

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Description

Candlesticks by Brian Slawson showcases a deep rock beat that beginning percussionists will love. The piece is an excellent choice for middle school percussion ensembles looking to develop dynamic contrast and basic rhythmic timing. Candlesticks is written for eight players across a variety of standard percussion instruments that will keep everyone involved in the music. 

Centered in the key of A minor with a hint of Middle Eastern flavor, Candlesticks is also a suitable selection for holiday programs in search of Hanukkah material. 

Candlesticks ships as a printed, professionally bound score, and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Vibraphone

Chimes

Xylophone

Marimba — low A, shared

3 Timpani

Drumset

Reviews

This 2½ minute piece is groovy in its presentation of the minor-key melody, driving rock beat, and rhythmic compliments. Written for beginning groups, this work will keep heads bobbing in the ensemble, as well as the audience, thanks to the heavy 2 and 4 backbeat being laid down by the drum set player. The timpani do not require any tuning during the work, the keyboard parts are all played with two mallets, and they can easily be doubled/tripled depending on the size of your ensemble.

In addition to the easy-to-grasp melodic and harmonic material, this piece will also help the players work on ensemble awareness via moments of rest and recapitulation. The composer states that with the piece being written in A-minor with “a hint of Middle Eastern flavor,” this work “is also a suitable selection for holiday programs in search of Hanukkah material.”

—Joshua D. Smith
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 1, February 2023

Description

Candlesticks by Brian Slawson showcases a deep rock beat that beginning percussionists will love. The piece is an excellent choice for middle school percussion ensembles looking to develop dynamic contrast and basic rhythmic timing. Candlesticks is written for eight players across a variety of standard percussion instruments that will keep everyone involved in the music. 

Centered in the key of A minor with a hint of Middle Eastern flavor, Candlesticks is also a suitable selection for holiday programs in search of Hanukkah material. 

Candlesticks ships as a printed, professionally bound score, and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Vibraphone

Chimes

Xylophone

Marimba — low A, shared

3 Timpani

Drumset

Reviews

This 2½ minute piece is groovy in its presentation of the minor-key melody, driving rock beat, and rhythmic compliments. Written for beginning groups, this work will keep heads bobbing in the ensemble, as well as the audience, thanks to the heavy 2 and 4 backbeat being laid down by the drum set player. The timpani do not require any tuning during the work, the keyboard parts are all played with two mallets, and they can easily be doubled/tripled depending on the size of your ensemble.

In addition to the easy-to-grasp melodic and harmonic material, this piece will also help the players work on ensemble awareness via moments of rest and recapitulation. The composer states that with the piece being written in A-minor with “a hint of Middle Eastern flavor,” this work “is also a suitable selection for holiday programs in search of Hanukkah material.”

—Joshua D. Smith
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 1, February 2023


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