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Santa's Strut

for percussion ensemble
Level: Easy
Duration: 2:30
Personnel: 10-11
Release Date: 2021
Product ID : TSPCE21-012
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE21-012

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Description

In Santa’s Strut, Brian Slawson combines a funky drumset beat and blues-like melodies to form an easy level percussion ensemble piece that’s perfect for a holiday-themed concert requiring minimal rehearsal time.

After a brief introduction, the central section of the piece features the mallet instruments playing melodies based on a blues scale, which are contained in a 12-bar blues. These melodies are supported by a lot of fun, toy-like percussion accessories in the background such as sleigh bells, ratchet, temple blocks, vibraslap, and a whip crack. These are important musical concepts to introduce to young performers and Slawson does this in an accessible and fun way.

Santa’s Strut comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Chimes

Xylophone

Vibraphone

2 marimbas—(1) 4-octave, (1) low A

2 timpani (26" & 29")

Drumset

Accessories (ratchet, whip crack, brake drum, temple/wood blocks, sleigh bells, ribbon crasher, vibraslap, bell tree)

Description

In Santa’s Strut, Brian Slawson combines a funky drumset beat and blues-like melodies to form an easy level percussion ensemble piece that’s perfect for a holiday-themed concert requiring minimal rehearsal time.

After a brief introduction, the central section of the piece features the mallet instruments playing melodies based on a blues scale, which are contained in a 12-bar blues. These melodies are supported by a lot of fun, toy-like percussion accessories in the background such as sleigh bells, ratchet, temple blocks, vibraslap, and a whip crack. These are important musical concepts to introduce to young performers and Slawson does this in an accessible and fun way.

Santa’s Strut comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Chimes

Xylophone

Vibraphone

2 marimbas—(1) 4-octave, (1) low A

2 timpani (26" & 29")

Drumset

Accessories (ratchet, whip crack, brake drum, temple/wood blocks, sleigh bells, ribbon crasher, vibraslap, bell tree)



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