Steelworks

 

By BRIAN AGUILAR

Style: Contemporary, Industrial
Time: 4:30
Difficulty: MEDIUM-HARD (Grade 4)
Price: $495
Drill: $495 (by JUSTIN MILLER)

 

 

ABOUT THE PIECE:

ˈstēlˌwərks: A steelworks is a plant where steel is made; a foundry.  This indoor percussion show is loaded with metallic sound effects as the ensemble portrays a day at the factory, or maybe even portrays the metal itself.  This show is a bit more challenging for the battery (grade 4) than the front ensemble (grade 3+).  The show is presented in 5 movements:

  • Steelworks: is a factory where steel is manufactured
  • The Blast Furnace: is a type of metallurgical furnace used for smelting to produce industrial metals, generally iron, but also others such as lead or copper.
  • Molten Iron: is a liquid form of hot, melted iron.
  • Alloy: is a metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, especially to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion.
  • Cast Iron: is iron or a ferrous alloy which has been heated until it liquifies, and is then poured into a mould to solidify; firm and unchangeable.

Steelworks was commissioned by Mr. Jeffrey Edom for the Laguna Creek High School (Elk Grove, CA) Indoor Drum Line’s Winter 2015 season.

Sample PDF     Listen to the mp3

Instrumentation:

SNARE DRUMS
TENORS (sixes)
BASS DRUMS (5)
CYMBAL (unison)
BELLS
XYLO
MARIMBA 1
MARIMBA 2
VIBES 1
VIBES 2
ELECTRIC GUITAR
BASS GUITAR
SYNTH 1
SYNTH 2
AUX 1
AUX 2

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