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Hole in the Wall (Perc Ens 7)


Genre: Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 7-8
Level: Medium | Duration: 2:30
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2013

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Hole in the Wall is a catchy soca with a melodic bass line and an otional open improvisation section. It is extremely flexible, as the piece may be performed as either a traditional percussion ensemble or as a steel drum band piece.

    Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 7-8
    Level: Medium | Duration: 2:30

    Xylophone (or Tenor Pan)
    Vibraphone (or Cello Pan)
    Marimba 1 (Double Seconds)
    Marimba 2
    Bass Guitar (or Bass Pans)

    Program Notes
    Hole in the Wall was written for the 2010 AZPAS Mass Steel Band and arranged later that year for the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Summer Percussion Ensemble. This catchy soca is scored effectively for either ensemble or makes an excellent showcase for combined pan and percussion groups. The tune opens with a melodic bass line in the lower voices and gradually fills in the upper parts before the initial full statement of the melody appears. The middle section features an optional solo section for any member of the ensemble and a playful montuno that builds into a call-and-response between the melodic voices and the congas and drumset. The primary melody returns again and grows to an exciting unison conclusion.

    Performance Notes
    All keyboard/pan parts may be doubled as desired. The bass guitar part either requires drop-D tuning or the player may choose to play that pitch an octave higher.

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    • Hole_in_the_Wall.m4v

      The 2010 AzPAS Mass Steel Band plays "Hole in the Wall" composed by Josh Gottry. The concert took place on Friday March 26 at Catalina-Foothills HS in Tucson, and included the ASU Pan Devils, UA Steel, Basha HS, Jovert (Tucson Magnet HS), Falcon Steel (Catalina-Foothills HS), Imperial Steel (Empire HS), as well as the Star Steelers and Rhythm Is Life steel bands. AzPAS is the Arizona Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Learn more about AzPAS events at:
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