Dark, sparkly, energetic, and icy, Snowburst is a single-movement adventure for percussion quintet. Asymmetrical rhythms drive the evolution of this fast chamber piece, culminating in an explosion of energy.
Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 5
Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 3:50
Player 1: Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Marimba (5-oct.)[shared]
Player 2: Vibraphone
Player 3: Vibraphone, Triangle, Marimba (5-oct.) [shared]
Player 4: Sleigh Bells, Snare Drum, Sizzle Cymbal [shared]
Player 5: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, 3 Timpani, Cymbals: Sizzle [shared], Ride, Splash, China, Finger
Snowburst is one of several works I wrote for my private percussion students at Yukon High School to perform their senior year. I had four students that had studied with me throughout their time in high school, and I wanted to give them a special parting gift as a thank-you for the time we had spent together making music. This one is for Caleb, Bailee, Gloria, and Merriah; thank you for being such wonderful people to work with!