Easy Percussion Ensemble
by Josh Walker
Instrumentation: 1 xylophone, marimba, or other mallet keyboard instrument (or more), 3 timpani, Snare drum, 2 toms, Ride cymbal
Crazy Dance by Josh Walker is a fun and crowd-pleasing piece, geared toward younger players. The overall feel of the piece resembles circus march with a catchy melody and simple harmonic structure.
The mallet parts can be played on any instrument, and can also share a standard xylophone or small marimba. One of the mallet parts also introduces young players to the concept of playing with 3 mallets using very simple parts to develop confidence. Because of the simplicity of the mallet parts, they are easily expandable to multiple players and instruments, helping to suit any size of ensemble. Crazy Dance will bring some lightheartedness to any concert program and you’ll be humming it for days!
This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.