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Spiel (Perc Ens 7)


Genre: Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 7
Level: Medium | Duration: 3:40
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2020

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Spiel features the prominent voice of the glockenspiel throughout, and embraces the use of Boomwhackers as part of the percussion ensemble. Intended as a fun and playful piece for the performers, your audience is sure to feel the excitement of the work as well!

    Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 7
    Level: Medium | Duration: 3:40

    Vibraphone 1
    Vibraphone 2

    Marimba 1 (4-octave) & Boomwhackers (D4/G4)
    Marimba 2 (4-octave) & Boomwhackers (C4/B4/D5)
    Marimba 3 (5-octave) & Boomwhackers (F4/C5)

    Drum Set

    Program Notes
    Literally translating to “play” in German, Spiel is titled to highlight both the fun and playful nature of the piece, as well as the prominent voicing of glockenspiel throughout. Using Boomwhackers, the performers add a unique timbre and actual color to the ensemble while continuing to be challenged musically. The composition is derived from the underlying accompaniment to a percussion feature I wrote for my students’ marching band show a few years back. The original melody has been removed, and the idea expanded.

    – J.F.

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