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Gotham (1940)

for percussion ensemble
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 3:00
Personnel: 9 players
Release Date: 2020
Product ID : TSPCE20-028
Price: $35.00
Item #: TSPCE20-028

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Description

Clif Walker‘s Gotham (1940) is written to depict the mysterious and dangerous city, Gotham, in which the superhero Batman existed. A slow, steady, and sullen piece, the music gradually builds to a climax of triplet, march-like rhythms and dissonant harmonies. Walker also includes a host of auxiliary percussion instruments like brake drums, granite blocks, a flexatone, a bell tree, and a bevy of cymbals, which reflect the hard, crime-ridden, and industrial nature of Gotham City.

Gotham (1940) comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Chimes

• Glockenspiel

• Xylophone

• Vibraphone

• 2 marimbas—1 (4-octave), 1 (low A)*

• 4 timpani

Drums (bongos, 2 concert toms, snare drum, concert bass drum)

Cymbals & gongs (sizzle cymbal, 3 suspended cymbals, small & medium China cymbals, tam-tam, hi-hat)

Accessories (brake drum, mark tree, temple blocks, triangle, flexatone, vibraslap, bell tree, metal shaker)

*If two marimbas are not available, both players can share a single 4.3-octave (low A) marimba.

Description

Clif Walker‘s Gotham (1940) is written to depict the mysterious and dangerous city, Gotham, in which the superhero Batman existed. A slow, steady, and sullen piece, the music gradually builds to a climax of triplet, march-like rhythms and dissonant harmonies. Walker also includes a host of auxiliary percussion instruments like brake drums, granite blocks, a flexatone, a bell tree, and a bevy of cymbals, which reflect the hard, crime-ridden, and industrial nature of Gotham City.

Gotham (1940) comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Chimes

• Glockenspiel

• Xylophone

• Vibraphone

• 2 marimbas—1 (4-octave), 1 (low A)*

• 4 timpani

Drums (bongos, 2 concert toms, snare drum, concert bass drum)

Cymbals & gongs (sizzle cymbal, 3 suspended cymbals, small & medium China cymbals, tam-tam, hi-hat)

Accessories (brake drum, mark tree, temple blocks, triangle, flexatone, vibraslap, bell tree, metal shaker)

*If two marimbas are not available, both players can share a single 4.3-octave (low A) marimba.



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