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Riptide

for percussion ensemble with featured marimba soloist
Level: Medium
Duration: 3:15
Personnel: 11 players
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2023
Product ID : TSPCE23-030
Price: $39.00
Item #: TSPCE23-030

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Description

The ocean has always been a tantalizing blend of beauty, power, and danger — timeless in its allure and ever-changing in its moods. Riptide by Patrick Speranza captures this essence, weaving a tale that oscillates between tranquility and tempest.

At the heart of the piece is a marimba soloist with decent command of four-mallet technique.  The soloist begins with a lyrical chorale that paints serene shorelines and gentle tides. This soon takes a darker turn with an ostinato in 7/8 that bubbles up from the depths from the rest of the ensemble, and off we go. Rocking, half-time 4/4 grooves provide contrast and head-bobbing.

Modern, accessible, and energetic, the piece stands as both a challenge for performers and a treat for audiences. Embrace the flow and exhilarating pull of the Riptide!

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

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

2 Vibraphones

3 Marimbas — (3) all low A

4 Timpani

Drums — concert bass drum, 4 concert toms, snare drum

Cymbals and gongs — China cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal, splash cymbal, suspended cymbal

Accessories — brake drum, finger cymbals, 5 temple blocks, triangle, wind chimes

Description

The ocean has always been a tantalizing blend of beauty, power, and danger — timeless in its allure and ever-changing in its moods. Riptide by Patrick Speranza captures this essence, weaving a tale that oscillates between tranquility and tempest.

At the heart of the piece is a marimba soloist with decent command of four-mallet technique.  The soloist begins with a lyrical chorale that paints serene shorelines and gentle tides. This soon takes a darker turn with an ostinato in 7/8 that bubbles up from the depths from the rest of the ensemble, and off we go. Rocking, half-time 4/4 grooves provide contrast and head-bobbing.

Modern, accessible, and energetic, the piece stands as both a challenge for performers and a treat for audiences. Embrace the flow and exhilarating pull of the Riptide!

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

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

2 Vibraphones

3 Marimbas — (3) all low A

4 Timpani

Drums — concert bass drum, 4 concert toms, snare drum

Cymbals and gongs — China cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal, splash cymbal, suspended cymbal

Accessories — brake drum, finger cymbals, 5 temple blocks, triangle, wind chimes



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