After a brief 8-bar battery percussion feature, Seaside Stroll settles into a simple, yet catchy, melody and accompaniment played by the keyboard percussion. This piece is designed to sound complex while remaining simple enough for the developing percussionist.
Instrumentation Bells (may double or substitute Vibraphone) Xylophone (may double or substitute Marimba) Optional Marimba (may double or substitute Vibraphone) Timpani (3) Snare Drum (may double with Snare Drum - snares off) Bass Drum (may double with Low Concert Tom) Woodblock (may double or substitute Temple Blocks or Tambourine) Sandblocks (may double or substitute Shaker or Bell of Suspended Cymbal)
Program Notes Seaside Stroll begins with an 8-bar percussion feature followed by a simple, yet catchy, melody and accompaniment performed on mallet instruments. Although the melody is deliberately repetitious, its tuneful nature will hold the performers and listeners attention. This piece is designed to sound complex while still being simple enough for the beginning percussionist.
The IGNITE Series for the Developing Percussion Ensemble This unique series was designed specifically for young percussionists as they experience the magic of playing in percussion ensemble. Each piece provides the director and students with great flexibility Ð from the number of players to the tempo to the instrumentation. Light a fire under your students today!