by Brandon Dittgen
Instrumentation: [All parts may be doubled as necessary], Mallets 1 [Xylophone or Marimba], Mallets 2 [Vibraphone or Marimba], Mallets 3 [4.3-octave Marimba]
Timpani (optional), Shaker/Shekere, Double Bell, Congas
Asante is Swahili for “thank you.” Written for the developing percussion ensemble, Asante will introduce young percussionists to syncopated melodic rhythms. Flexible mallet voicing allows for a variety of melodic timbres, accompanied by a traditional African rhythm section.
The IGNITE Series for the Developing Percussion Ensemble
This unique series was designed specifically for young percussionists as they experience the magic of playing in a percussion ensemble. Each piece provides the director and students with great flexibility – from the number of players to the tempo to the instrumentation.
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