by Paul Halley, arr. Omar Carmenates
Instrumentation: Crotales (bowed, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Xylophone (optional 4-octave, low C), 2 vibraphones (optional 4-octave, low C), 5 marimbas—(4) low A, (1) low C, Drumset, Bass drum, Cymbals & gongs (2 suspended cymbals, China cymbal, sizzle cymbal, 2 gongs), Bass guitar (or keyboard with bass patch), Accessories (patio chimes, wind chimes, bird calls, 2 caixixi, rainstick, triangle, 2 egg shakers, triangle)
Paul Halley’s exuberant and joyful work Appalachian Morning was made famous by the Paul Winter Consort, and it has been masterfully arranged for percussion ensemble by Omar Carmenates. From a formal, melodic, and harmonic standpoint, it is a straightforward rendition comparable to any of the Paul Winter Consort’s many recordings/performances. However, in this arrangement, Carmenates brings out the bouncing yet fluid rhythmic qualities of the original by adding subtle (or maybe not-so-subtle) lines and colors spread throughout the ensemble.
This will be the perfect closer for a percussion ensemble concert to leave audiences uplifted and humming a catchy melody.
This piece ships in a professionally bound and printed folio which includes all individual parts on CD-ROM.