Combining classical elements with non-traditional harmony and modes, Mat Campbell's three-movement Sonatina is a great addition to any percussion ensemble concert.
Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 12
Level: Medium | Duration: 8:00
Glockenspiel, Vibraphone [shared], Crotales [shared]
Xylophone, Vibraphone [shared], Crotales [shared]
Marimba 1 (4-octave)
Marimba 2 (4-octave)
Marimba 3 (4.3-octave)
Marimba 4 (5-octave)
Timpani (4-5 drums)
Percussion 1 (Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Snare Drum)
Percussion 2 (Splash Cymbal, Ride Cymbal, 5 Concert Toms, Crash Cymbals, Tam-tam, Snare Drum)
Percussion 3 (Bass Drum, Wind Gong, Mark Tree, Temple Blocks)
Sonatina is a piece combining classical elements with non-traditional harmony and modes. The three-movement work uses a slow introduction and sonata form for the first movement, a theme and variations for the second, and a scherzo for the closing movement. It uses the lydian-mixolydian mode throughout the work, but the listener can still hear echoes of traditional harmony between each section.