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Five Petite Movements

for beginning percussion ensemble
Level: Easy
Duration: 7:10
Personnel: 4+ players
Release Date: 2015
Product ID : TSPCE15-009
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE15-009

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Description

Written for beginning percussion ensemble with approximately one month of experience, Five Petite Movements by Chris Roode is a great way to showcase new percussionists in performance. You have the option of choosing only a selection of movements (1–2 minutes each) or the entire suite (8 minutes). Additionally, different performers may be assigned to the movements to create a mini percussion ensemble concert.

Scored for four or more players, parts may be doubled, tripled, or otherwise multiplied to accommodate the group’s size.

I. Four Fun for Drum (1:10)
Instrumentation: 1 high drum, 1 middle drum, 1 mid-low drum, 1 low drum

II. Light Steel Heavy Metal (1:25)
Instrumentation: triangle, brake drum, metal pipe, vibraphone

III. Tambourine Duel (1:20)
Instrumentation: 4 tambourines

IV. Echo...(echo) (1:20)
Instrumentation: 4 different percussion instruments (high to low)

V. Battery Blitz (1:55)
Instrumentation: snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum, crash cymbals (pair)

Five Petite Movements is provided as a professionally bound folio and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and audio recordings.

Instrumentation

  • Vibraphone
  • Drums (high drum, middle drum, mid-low drum, low drum, snare drum tenor drum, bass drum)
  • 1 pair of crash cymbals 
  • Accessories (triangle, brake drum, metal pipe, 4 tambourines)
  • 4 assorted percussion instruments (organized high to low)

Reviews

“Five Petite Movements” is written for a “beginning percussion ensemble with approximately one month of experience.” This is an incredibly versatile set of movements for a beginning music program, especially one with a limited percussion instrument collection. 

The first movement, “Four Fun for Drum,” uses four drums (high to low) and focuses on basic eighth-note rhythms, dynamics, and accents. The second movement, “Light Steel Heavy Metal,” will introduce students to dampening resonant instruments, fermatas, and syncopated rhythms. The third movement, “Tambourine Duel,” is a fantastic introduction to proper orchestral tambourine playing, including shake rolls, thumb rolls, playing the instrument up, playing in down position (on the knee), and playing fist-to-knee. There is no doubt that this movement will improve the tambourine playing in any band program. The fourth movement, “Echo...(echo),” is for any percussion instruments high to low. The movement is written with the parts in canon with each other. This piece is especially useful for teaching ensemble cohesion. The fifth movement, “Battery Blitz,” is for snare and tenor drum, cymbals, and bass drum. It is in the style of a march and will prepare young percussionists to play in a standard wind band percussion section. 

“Five Petite Movements” should be in every beginning band library and will help fill in the gaps between playing in lessons and concert band. 

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 55, No. 1, March, 2017

Description

Written for beginning percussion ensemble with approximately one month of experience, Five Petite Movements by Chris Roode is a great way to showcase new percussionists in performance. You have the option of choosing only a selection of movements (1–2 minutes each) or the entire suite (8 minutes). Additionally, different performers may be assigned to the movements to create a mini percussion ensemble concert.

Scored for four or more players, parts may be doubled, tripled, or otherwise multiplied to accommodate the group’s size.

I. Four Fun for Drum (1:10)
Instrumentation: 1 high drum, 1 middle drum, 1 mid-low drum, 1 low drum

II. Light Steel Heavy Metal (1:25)
Instrumentation: triangle, brake drum, metal pipe, vibraphone

III. Tambourine Duel (1:20)
Instrumentation: 4 tambourines

IV. Echo...(echo) (1:20)
Instrumentation: 4 different percussion instruments (high to low)

V. Battery Blitz (1:55)
Instrumentation: snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum, crash cymbals (pair)

Five Petite Movements is provided as a professionally bound folio and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and audio recordings.

Instrumentation

  • Vibraphone
  • Drums (high drum, middle drum, mid-low drum, low drum, snare drum tenor drum, bass drum)
  • 1 pair of crash cymbals 
  • Accessories (triangle, brake drum, metal pipe, 4 tambourines)
  • 4 assorted percussion instruments (organized high to low)

Reviews

“Five Petite Movements” is written for a “beginning percussion ensemble with approximately one month of experience.” This is an incredibly versatile set of movements for a beginning music program, especially one with a limited percussion instrument collection. 

The first movement, “Four Fun for Drum,” uses four drums (high to low) and focuses on basic eighth-note rhythms, dynamics, and accents. The second movement, “Light Steel Heavy Metal,” will introduce students to dampening resonant instruments, fermatas, and syncopated rhythms. The third movement, “Tambourine Duel,” is a fantastic introduction to proper orchestral tambourine playing, including shake rolls, thumb rolls, playing the instrument up, playing in down position (on the knee), and playing fist-to-knee. There is no doubt that this movement will improve the tambourine playing in any band program. The fourth movement, “Echo...(echo),” is for any percussion instruments high to low. The movement is written with the parts in canon with each other. This piece is especially useful for teaching ensemble cohesion. The fifth movement, “Battery Blitz,” is for snare and tenor drum, cymbals, and bass drum. It is in the style of a march and will prepare young percussionists to play in a standard wind band percussion section. 

“Five Petite Movements” should be in every beginning band library and will help fill in the gaps between playing in lessons and concert band. 

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 55, No. 1, March, 2017



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