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Voyager

for percussion ensemble
Level: Medium
Duration: 5:45
Personnel: 12-13 players
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2023
Product ID : TSPCE23-027
Price: $45.00
Item #: TSPCE23-027

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Description

Voyager by Francisco Perez is a light-hearted percussion ensemble work inspired by the life of Perez's beloved dog, Charles. As a programmatic depiction of his average day during the summer, this work is comprised of five episodes which musically illustrate everything from his lazy mornings to his exhilarating evening car rides.

This 12–13 player ensemble captures the joyful escapades that are synonymous with a happy pup. The subject matter of the piece easily translates to middle or high school students and provides ample opportunities to identify the various sections of the piece with Charles' daytime shenanigans. Perez has woven heroic melodies, driving rhythms, and catchy Soca patterns throughout that will instantly connect with students and audiences.

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

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Vibraphone (1 or 2)

Chimes

Xylophone

3 Marimbas — (1) 4-octave, (1) low A, (1) 5-octave*

4 Timpani

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

Cymbals & gongs — hi-hat, sizzle cymbal, 3 suspended cymbals, tam-tam

Accessories — mark tree, 2 triangles

*optional low A in place of 5-octave (alternate part included)

Description

Voyager by Francisco Perez is a light-hearted percussion ensemble work inspired by the life of Perez's beloved dog, Charles. As a programmatic depiction of his average day during the summer, this work is comprised of five episodes which musically illustrate everything from his lazy mornings to his exhilarating evening car rides.

This 12–13 player ensemble captures the joyful escapades that are synonymous with a happy pup. The subject matter of the piece easily translates to middle or high school students and provides ample opportunities to identify the various sections of the piece with Charles' daytime shenanigans. Perez has woven heroic melodies, driving rhythms, and catchy Soca patterns throughout that will instantly connect with students and audiences.

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

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Vibraphone (1 or 2)

Chimes

Xylophone

3 Marimbas — (1) 4-octave, (1) low A, (1) 5-octave*

4 Timpani

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

Cymbals & gongs — hi-hat, sizzle cymbal, 3 suspended cymbals, tam-tam

Accessories — mark tree, 2 triangles

*optional low A in place of 5-octave (alternate part included)



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