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Rhyme or Reason (percussion quintet)

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Genre: Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 5
Level: Medium | Duration: 5:40
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2019

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Based around a 4-bar simple, syncopated rhythm, which is offset & layered on itself over & over, Rhyme or Reason attempts to make 5 percussionists sound like 10. Each players is responsible for at least one keyboard and one battery instrument without much rest across the 5-1/2 minute duration.

    Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 5
    Level: Medium | Duration: 5:40

    Instrumentation
    Percussion 1: Xylophone, Bells, Temple Blocks, Ribbon Crasher
    Percussion 2: Vibraphone, Bongos, Splash Cymbal
    Percussion 3: Marimba [shared w/ P4], Tambourine
    Percussion 4: 4.3-octave Marimba [shared w/ P3], 2 Congas, China Cymbal
    Percussion 5: Kick Bass, Multi-Bass Drum (or muffled floor tom), Hi-Hat, Piccolo Snare Drum, 2 Toms, Crash Cymbal, Crotales [1 octave, high or low]

    Program Notes
    Based around a 4-bar simple, syncopated rhythm, which is offset & layered on itself over & over, Rhyme or Reason attempts to make 5 percussionists sound like 10. Each players is responsible for at least one keyboard and one battery instrument without much rest across the 5-1/2 minute duration.

    Rhyme or Reason was commissioned by a consortium of ensembles organized by Dan Hubert, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (Jackson, WI).

    Consortium Members
    Dan Hubert (Kettle Moraine Luthern High School, WI)
    Josh Knight (Missouri Western State University, MO)
    Andy Kolar (Sacred Heart University, CT)
    Galen Lemmon (Dir. of Percussion Studies, SJSU, CA)
    Quinten Petersen (Wisconsin Lutheran H.S., WI)
    Eric Wellman (Joliet West High School, IL)
    Jonathan Witte (Luther High School, WI)

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