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When You Hear the Drum

When You Hear the Drum

Item no.: TSPCE17-012

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by Brian Slawson

Easy/Medium Concert Percussion

10 Players

Instrumentation: • Chimes* • Glockenspiel • Xylophone • Marimba—low A** • 2 Timpani (in A & D) • Drumset (rack tom, floor tom, kick drum, large crash cymbal) • Drums (bongos, 2 hand drums (high, low) snare drum, 2 concert toms, concert bass drum) • Cymbals & gongs (2 pairs of crash cymbals, 3 suspended cymbals, large tam tam***, small tam tam) • Accessories (2 pairs of claves, tambourine, triangle, maraca, vibraslap, finger cymbals, temple blocks) • Piano *Shared between Chimes and Xylophone **Shared between two marimba players ***Shared between Snare drum and Piano

In When You Hear the Drum, Brian Slawson combines two anonymous traditional chants, “Sing We Now of Christmas” and “Fife & Drum,” into a modern groove-oriented holiday jam. There are opportunities for soloists to improvise, various syncopated rhythmic challenges, and tons of textural variety for the young percussion ensemble to sink their teeth into. A holiday program would definitely benefit from this little gem!

When You Hear the Drum was commissioned by Jim McCarl and The Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Percussion Ensemble from Melbourne, Florida.

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