Astrophonic

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IP030

By: Noah Clark
Time:  4:10
Grade:  3
Price:  $545.00

Funk. Funk. Funk. A funky trip to the stars? Peharps. Astrophonic could be a story of celebrities hitting the red carpet or simply a soundtrack to an adventure into space. Fast battery beats, lots of flams and trippy poly-rhythms are the impetus for the Grade 3.

Astrophonic MP3       Astrophonic Score Sample

Instrumentation:

Snares
Tenors
5 Bass Drums
Marching Cymbals
Marimba 1, 2
Vibraphone 1, 2
Xylophone
Glockenspiel
Bass Guitar
Auxiliary Percussion 1, 2, 3

 

Coup d’etat

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By: Noah Clark
Time:  4:55
Grade:  2
Price:  $545.00

Whether you want to overthrow an oppressive government or simply have a “Good vs. Evil” indoor theme, Coup d’ etat is the show for you. Coup d’état, which literally translates into “a strike against the state”, is a perfect opportunity for your percussion ensemble to fight back! Written in five parts, the music takes you through a full range of dynamics and emotion.

Coup d’État MP3       Coup d’etat Score Sample       

Instrumentation:

Snares
Tenors
Basses (5)
Cymbals
Timopani
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Marimba 1, 2
Vibes 1, 2
Chimes
Percussion 1, 2, 3
Gong and Bass Drum

 

Brilliant!
(Textures and Colors)

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By: Noah Clark
Time:  4:05
Grade:  3
Price:  $545.00

Brilliant! (Textures and Colors) is a piece intended to show off all of the textures and colors achievable by your indoor percussion ensemble. This show utilizes arrangements from indie rock group, Brilliant Red Lights. Get ready to bring it! Originally performed by Mariemont High School from Cincinnatti, Ohio in the Tristate Circuit.

Brilliant! MP3       Score Sample (Brilliant)

Instrumentation:

Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Marimba 1, 2
Vibes 1, 2
Bass Guitar
Gong & Bass
Percussion 1, 2
Marching Cymbals
Snares
Tenors
Basses (5)

 

Reflections

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By: Noah Clark
Time:  4:05
Grade:  3
Price:  $595.00

Reflections is inspired by the abstract concept of self-reflection. This piece explores reflection in all of it’s forms. Using call and response as the primary musical theme, sounds bounce from all over the ensemble to create a unique soundscape for the performers and audience.

Use of mirrors as props can create a great visual accompaniment. Narration utilizing marching members own memories and “reflections” also can create a deeper connection between the music and the ensemble.

Reflections MP3       Reflection Score Sample

Instrumentation:

Snares
Tenors
Basses (5)
Cymbals
Xylophone
Marimba 1, 2
Vibes 1, 2
Glockenspiel
Synth
Electric Bass
Percussion 1, 2

 

Checkmate

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By: Noah Clark
Time:  4:17
Grade:  2
Price:  $545.00

Checkmate: A Tale of Kings and Queens is an Indoor Percussion piece that explores the themes behind the classic game of Chess. Deceit and precision are must haves, if you hope to come out victorious in this epic battle. No stalemates in this show.

DESIGN IDEAS: Paint the floor as the game board; use gambits as drill sets: dress the performers up as Kings and Queens or simply in black and white. Either way, when the King is captured, it’s game over…..or CHECKMATE!

Checkmate MP3       Checkmate Score Sample

Instrumentation:

Snares
Tenors
Basses (5)
Cymbals
Marimba 1, 2
Xylophone
Vibes 1, 2
Chimes
Timpani
Bass Guitar
Synth
Percussion

 

A Day in Paradise

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By: Noah Clark
Time:  4:15
Grade:  2
Price:  $545.00

This show for the novice percussion ensemble takes you through an day in the rainforest. A Day in Paradise begins with water dripping and the rhythmic sounds of the animal kingdom stirring at dawn. A celebration of life in paradise becomes interrupted by the harsh realities of human interference and a changing climate. But the sun will rise again. Hope and resiliency remain triumphant at the end of this beautiful performance.

A Day in Paradise MP3       A Day In Paradise Score Sample

Instrumentation:

Snares
Tenors, quints
5 Basses
Marching Cymbals (unison
2 Marimbas
2 Vibraphones
Xylophone
2 Glockenspiel/ Auxiliary Percussion
Timpani
Bass Guitar
2 Synthesizer/ Auxiliary Percussion
2 Auxiliary Percussion

(originally written as custom show. any new orchestration/part adjustments can be made in a timely manner with purchase.)

 

Accelerating Into the Vast Unknown

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By: Noah Clark
Time:  4:30
Grade:  3
Price:  $545.00

As tempos tastefully increase from 100bpm to 172bpm, the drumline finds itself Accelerating Into The Vast Unknown. Where are they going? Perhaps they begin on Earth preparing for an important and dangerous mission. The second act is a portrayal of floating through deep space after breaking out of our home planet’s gravitational pull. An asteroid shower is perhaps the threat in the 3rd act. Fighting through valiantly the ensemble triumphs with a big musical finale. What did they discover? We’ll let you decide.

Multiple key changes. Challenging Shifts and Intervals 4 Mallet work. Quick keyboard runnings. Full use of dynamic range. Fast diddles and flam work in Battery book.

Accelerating Into The Vast Unknown MP3       Accelerating Into the Vast Unknown Score Sample

Instrumentation:

2 Marimbas
2 Vibraphones
Xylophone
Glockenspiel
Electric Bass
Auxiliary Percussion
Snares
Tenors
5 Bass Drums
Marching Cymbals