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Item nr.: TSPCE17-014


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by Daniel Montoya Jr.

MediumConcert Percussion

8 Players

Daniel Montoya Jr.’s Mayhem is an ode to his newborn baby girl. Composed as an "alternative" to the common lullaby-style pieces composers often conjure up for their children, this medium work for large percussion ensemble lovingly kicks at you right from the start. It centers around a rhythmical theme based on his daughter’s name: “Mara, Mara Mayhem.” While remaining accessible to developing performers, Mayhem navigates many different time signatures while retaining a strong sense of groove throughout. A catchy melody and occasional backbeat give the listener a sense of stability in between kicking sessions! Mayhem was commisioned by Megan Wike & Ridgeview Middle School (Round Rock, TX), in honor of their 2016 performance at The Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

Instrumentation: • Crotales • Glockenspiel • Xylophone • Vibraphone • 3 marimbas—(2) low A, (1) low C • 4 timpani • Drums (marching snare drum, impact drum, kick drum (mounted), concert bass drum) • Cymbals & gongs (hi-hat, china cymbal, splash cymbal, ride cymbal, sizzle cymbal) • Accessories (triangle, tambourine, castanets, egg shaker, swish knocker, temple blocks, cabasa, finger cymbals, Ice Bell, log drums (4 pitches)

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