A Little Marimba’Esque by Wesley Taylor
This piece draws on the composer’s love of Latin and Flamenco musical traditions to create an energetic and accessible work for the intermediate percussion ensemble. Scored for 8 percussionists it features marimbas, timpani, bass drum, temple blocks and three groups of performers clapping hands, which can be augmented at will.
Xylophones can be used in place of marimbas.
Instrumentation/Suggested Stage Setup:
Hand Clap Group 1 – stage right
Hand Clap Group 2 – stage left
Hand Clap Group 3 – stage centre
Marimba 1 – centre left
Marimba 2 – centre right
3 Timpani (F#, A and B) – stage left of marimbas
Bass Drum – stage right of marimbas
Temple Blocks – squeezed in there somewhere
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