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Suite No. 1

for percussion ensemble
Level: Medium
Duration: 4:30
Personnel: 5 players
State Lists: Missouri | Ohio | Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2011
Delivery Method: Physical
Product ID : TSPCE-55
Price: $38.00
Item #: TSPCE-55

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All sounds used in this recording were generated from Virtual Drumline software also by Tapspace.


Description

Suite No. 1 by Fred Emory Smith for percussion ensemble will push intermediate players while keeping more advanced players on their toes as well. Shifting time signatures and some well-placed but tricky rest figures will ensure the entire ensemble is counting like crazy ... and listening!

The piece makes use of a rhythmic motif in 4/4 time that is later explored in 7/8 time. Although not bombastic in nature, the work is certainly high in energy. A middle section turns lyrical and smooth until the drums take over once again. Conversational elements are present throughout, and the timpani part in particular will require a player who is comfortable carrying some small solo responsibilities. Occasional multitasking is also required.

Suite No. 1 could easily fit anywhere in your concert program where a slightly elevated heart rate is required!

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

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • Marimba—low A
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, 4 concert toms, concert bass drum)
  • Cymbals (ride cymbal, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals)
  • Accessories (tambourine, temple blocks, triangle, claves, shaker)
  • Tam tam

Description

Suite No. 1 by Fred Emory Smith for percussion ensemble will push intermediate players while keeping more advanced players on their toes as well. Shifting time signatures and some well-placed but tricky rest figures will ensure the entire ensemble is counting like crazy ... and listening!

The piece makes use of a rhythmic motif in 4/4 time that is later explored in 7/8 time. Although not bombastic in nature, the work is certainly high in energy. A middle section turns lyrical and smooth until the drums take over once again. Conversational elements are present throughout, and the timpani part in particular will require a player who is comfortable carrying some small solo responsibilities. Occasional multitasking is also required.

Suite No. 1 could easily fit anywhere in your concert program where a slightly elevated heart rate is required!

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

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • Marimba—low A
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, 4 concert toms, concert bass drum)
  • Cymbals (ride cymbal, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals)
  • Accessories (tambourine, temple blocks, triangle, claves, shaker)
  • Tam tam


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