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Low Tide

for percussion ensemble
Level: Easy
Duration: 2:30
Personnel: 7–10 players
State Lists: Missouri | Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2015
Product ID : TSPCE15-001
Price: $30.00
Item #: TSPCE15-001

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Description

A sweet and tender work by Ralph Hicks, Low Tide evokes the gentle sounds of the sea through sensitive swells, special wave-like effects, unique colors, and attention to mallet choices. The piece focuses on controlling a slow tempo with constant dynamic contrasts. It serves as a great way to train younger players not just how to play percussion instruments with proper technique, but how to play with musical sensitivity.

This piece was extracted from the larger compilation book, Beyond Basic Percussion. Co-written by Eric Rath and Ralph Hicks it contains 10 ensembles from which beginning percussion students can learn. Also helpful is the fact that this piece is flexible in its instrumentation. If you don’t have the full arsenal of players or equipment, some parts have been denoted as optional. 

It comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts for printing.


Let Them Drum! A portion of the proceeds from this title will go to Let Them Drum!—a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing recreational drum therapy treatments and performance opportunities for the special needs and assisted living communitites in The Woodlands, TX and surrounding areas.

Speical Music Making Offer! When you purchase this piece, you are entitled to $30 off the list price of a copy of Beyond Basic Percussion. Simply contact Tapspace within 30 days along with your proof of purchase to receive instructions on redeeming. Proof of purchase can be an email receipt from tapspace.com, a receipt from another retailer, or a copy of a school purchase order. 

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone (or small marimba)
  • Chimes
  • 3 timpani
  • Bass drum
  • Suspended cymbal
  • Accessories (brake drum, triangle, woodblock, sleigh bells, wind chimes)

Reviews

This large yet very accessible percussion ensemble (about two and a half minutes in length) provides the opportunity for first or second-year percussion student to be able to realize—in a group ensemble setting—how their collective skills relate to each other. The creative use of vocal percussion (such as “Shhhh”) at a moderate tempo of 84 bpm opens this composition, which is entirely in 4/4 and the key of B-flat major. The piece is performable with as few as 7 performers, or it can include as many as 10. The four keyboard percussion parts include bells, xylophone, marimba, and chimes, with only the bell player having to play eighth notes. The enclosed CD includes printable parts as well as a reference performance for the conductor/teacher’s use. 

This entry-level percussion ensemble would be suitable for the completion of the first year, or perhaps the beginning of the second year, percussion instruction.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2015

Description

A sweet and tender work by Ralph Hicks, Low Tide evokes the gentle sounds of the sea through sensitive swells, special wave-like effects, unique colors, and attention to mallet choices. The piece focuses on controlling a slow tempo with constant dynamic contrasts. It serves as a great way to train younger players not just how to play percussion instruments with proper technique, but how to play with musical sensitivity.

This piece was extracted from the larger compilation book, Beyond Basic Percussion. Co-written by Eric Rath and Ralph Hicks it contains 10 ensembles from which beginning percussion students can learn. Also helpful is the fact that this piece is flexible in its instrumentation. If you don’t have the full arsenal of players or equipment, some parts have been denoted as optional. 

It comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts for printing.


Let Them Drum! A portion of the proceeds from this title will go to Let Them Drum!—a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing recreational drum therapy treatments and performance opportunities for the special needs and assisted living communitites in The Woodlands, TX and surrounding areas.

Speical Music Making Offer! When you purchase this piece, you are entitled to $30 off the list price of a copy of Beyond Basic Percussion. Simply contact Tapspace within 30 days along with your proof of purchase to receive instructions on redeeming. Proof of purchase can be an email receipt from tapspace.com, a receipt from another retailer, or a copy of a school purchase order. 

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone (or small marimba)
  • Chimes
  • 3 timpani
  • Bass drum
  • Suspended cymbal
  • Accessories (brake drum, triangle, woodblock, sleigh bells, wind chimes)

Reviews

This large yet very accessible percussion ensemble (about two and a half minutes in length) provides the opportunity for first or second-year percussion student to be able to realize—in a group ensemble setting—how their collective skills relate to each other. The creative use of vocal percussion (such as “Shhhh”) at a moderate tempo of 84 bpm opens this composition, which is entirely in 4/4 and the key of B-flat major. The piece is performable with as few as 7 performers, or it can include as many as 10. The four keyboard percussion parts include bells, xylophone, marimba, and chimes, with only the bell player having to play eighth notes. The enclosed CD includes printable parts as well as a reference performance for the conductor/teacher’s use. 

This entry-level percussion ensemble would be suitable for the completion of the first year, or perhaps the beginning of the second year, percussion instruction.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2015



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