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Lattes on the House

for percussion quintet
Level: Easy
Duration: 2:30
Personnel: 5+ players
State Lists: Missouri | Florida
Release Date: 2013
Delivery Method: Physical
Product ID : TSPCE-87
Price: $30.00
Item #: TSPCE-87

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Description

Lattes on the House is an introductory piece written by Chris Roode to teach the application of beginning rhythms to a percussion ensemble. Written for three sizes of conga drums along with claves and tambourine, this five-player instrumentation can be easily expanded by doubling or tripling up on each part. And congas aren’t required either; various sizes of frame or hand drums can be effective too, as the ensemble builds grooves together and also accompanies each section as it struts its stuff in a lengthy solo section. You bring the espresso, have the students bring the steamed milk, and in no time you’ll be enjoying Lattes on the House.

Lattes on the House comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.

Instrumentation

  • Tambourine
  • Claves
  • Quinto (small conga drum)
  • Conga (medium conga drum)
  • Tumba (large conga drum)

Reviews

In multiple respects, “Lattes on the House” is what band directors and percussion instructors should be looking for in a beginning percussion ensemble. Written for five players, each part may be doubled or tripled to accommodate a variety of ensemble sizes. Scored for instruments other than bass drum, snare drum, and bells, this work introduces young percussionists to the importance of learning all types of percussion instruments. Pedagogically conceived using a limited rhythmic vocabulary, this piece does more than just fill a slot on an upcoming band or ensemble concert; it also serves as an excellent teaching piece with dynamics, different playing spots for the congas, basic musical structures such as solo vs. accompaniment, and passing rhythmic ideas through an ensemble. Even the program notes communicate effective uses of this ensemble within a beginning percussion program.

“Lattes on the House” is set in common time at a fixed tempo, although no specific tempo marking is given. The rhythmic values are restricted to half notes, quarter notes, pairs of eighth notes, and sets of four sixteenth notes, along with the familiar two sixteenth notes and one eighth-note pattern. There are no rolls other than a few half-note shake rolls on tambourine. All drums are responsible for playing open tones and bass tones, but the movement between sounds always occurs on a beat. The piece is 72 measures long with no repeats and, depending on tempo, lasts approximately 2½ minutes.

For beginning percussion students, this is an excellent introduction into the PERCUSSIVE NOTES 63 MARCH 2014 percussion ensemble genre. For slightly more intermediate students, this composition still has value as it incorporates instruments less commonly played in a middle school band setting. Chris Roode has created an excellent new work for young percussionists, and it is already being rehearsed with one of my ensembles for middle school solo and ensemble festival in the spring.

—Josh Gottry
Percussive Notes
Vol. 52, No. 2. March 2014

Description

Lattes on the House is an introductory piece written by Chris Roode to teach the application of beginning rhythms to a percussion ensemble. Written for three sizes of conga drums along with claves and tambourine, this five-player instrumentation can be easily expanded by doubling or tripling up on each part. And congas aren’t required either; various sizes of frame or hand drums can be effective too, as the ensemble builds grooves together and also accompanies each section as it struts its stuff in a lengthy solo section. You bring the espresso, have the students bring the steamed milk, and in no time you’ll be enjoying Lattes on the House.

Lattes on the House comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.

Instrumentation

  • Tambourine
  • Claves
  • Quinto (small conga drum)
  • Conga (medium conga drum)
  • Tumba (large conga drum)

Reviews

In multiple respects, “Lattes on the House” is what band directors and percussion instructors should be looking for in a beginning percussion ensemble. Written for five players, each part may be doubled or tripled to accommodate a variety of ensemble sizes. Scored for instruments other than bass drum, snare drum, and bells, this work introduces young percussionists to the importance of learning all types of percussion instruments. Pedagogically conceived using a limited rhythmic vocabulary, this piece does more than just fill a slot on an upcoming band or ensemble concert; it also serves as an excellent teaching piece with dynamics, different playing spots for the congas, basic musical structures such as solo vs. accompaniment, and passing rhythmic ideas through an ensemble. Even the program notes communicate effective uses of this ensemble within a beginning percussion program.

“Lattes on the House” is set in common time at a fixed tempo, although no specific tempo marking is given. The rhythmic values are restricted to half notes, quarter notes, pairs of eighth notes, and sets of four sixteenth notes, along with the familiar two sixteenth notes and one eighth-note pattern. There are no rolls other than a few half-note shake rolls on tambourine. All drums are responsible for playing open tones and bass tones, but the movement between sounds always occurs on a beat. The piece is 72 measures long with no repeats and, depending on tempo, lasts approximately 2½ minutes.

For beginning percussion students, this is an excellent introduction into the PERCUSSIVE NOTES 63 MARCH 2014 percussion ensemble genre. For slightly more intermediate students, this composition still has value as it incorporates instruments less commonly played in a middle school band setting. Chris Roode has created an excellent new work for young percussionists, and it is already being rehearsed with one of my ensembles for middle school solo and ensemble festival in the spring.

—Josh Gottry
Percussive Notes
Vol. 52, No. 2. March 2014



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