Performed by the North Gwinnett High School Percussion Ensemble, directed by Hunter McRae
Published by C. Alan Publications (www.c-alanpublications.com)
"Power Struggle" features a balanced ensemble of 4 keyboard percussion and 4 battery percussion. The struggle is apparent from the opening bars of the piece, with the 2 halves of the ensemble competing for attention in an exhilarating and bombastic fashion. The struggle subsides briefly as the keyboards present a new melody and the battery provides a quietly grooving backdrop. The two opposing sections of the ensemble continue this struggle, inwardly and outwardly, until the end of the piece.
Player 1 (bells & xylophone)
Player 2 (3-octave vibraphone)
Player 3 (4.3-octave marimba*)
Player 4 (4.3-octave marimba*)
Player 5 (4 timpani)
Player 6 (4 concert toms, snare drum, chimes)
Player 7 (splash cymbal, suspended cymbal, hi-hat, China cymbal, shaker)
Player 8 (bass drum, tam-tam)
*Players 3 & 4 may perform on the same 4.3-octave Marimba.