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Suite No. 1

Suite No. 1

Item no.: TSPCE-55

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by Fred Emory Smith

Medium Concert Percussion

5 Players

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

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!

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