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Scavenger Music (Perc Ens 5)


Genre: Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 5
Level: Easy | Duration: 4:00
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 1996

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    Everything but the kitchen sink? This piece requires the players to do some of their own “scavenging” to find and create all of the instruments necessary to perform it. Fairly simple rhythms throughout (limited to quarter notes and eighth notes) make this a perfect novelty piece for a high school percussion ensemble or young college ensemble.

    Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 5
    Level: Easy | Duration: 4:00

    Percussion 1 (plastic bucket, metal can, large frying pan, metal mixing bowl, small frying pan, spoon chimes, large cans, steel pipes)
    Percussion 2 (small cardboard box, tin can, steel pipe, pie pan, smaller wood length)
    Percussion 3 (large cardboard box, large can, large steel pipe, bread pan, larger wood length)
    Percussion 4 (wrench chimes, hole cut saw blade, suspended wrench, wood lengths, melodic wrenches)
    Percussion 5 (plastic trash can, junk chimes, junk gong, flower pot, wood chime)

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    • Scavenger Music

      Composed by Christopher Deane, "Scavenger Music" is scored for percussion quintet playing found object instruments that the students themselves selected and constructed, based on the instructions in the score. This performance is by the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Percussion Ensemble (ages 13-17) which is directed by Peter Saleh and is based in the Princeton area. L to R: Nikhil Dondapati, Ben Cornavaca, Azhad Syed, Curren Tipnis, Michael Foley The students in this audition based ensemble rehearse once a week from October through May and play in Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in addition to chamber music at every rehearsal. Visit for more info on percussion education in New Jersey.
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