By BRIAN AGUILAR
Style: Winter Percussion, Contemporary
Difficulty: HARD (Grade 5)
ABOUT THE PIECE:
In his speech “What If Money Was No Object”, Alan Watts asks what pleases us, and why. The individual shouldn’t care about money, as it wastes time from doing what is pleasurable. Watts’ speech is the driving thought behind this show that asks us to consider what you would like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?”
Samples of text from Watts’ speech are worked into the show and really help drive the show, but are by no means necessary to pull off this show.
The battery book is very difficult and requires the ability to play passages with a high degree of nuance. There are some very difficult 4 mallet passages in the marimba parts as well.
The voice samples used in the recording are available if you wish to use them.
“If Money Were No Object” was commissioned by Mr. Patrick Neff for the Rosemont High School (Sacramento, CA) Winter Percussion group, Winter 2017 season.
Bass Drums (5)