by Chris Roode
Instrumentation: Tambourine, Claves, Quinto (small conga drum), Conga (medium conga drum), Tumba (large conga drum)
Lattes on the House is an introductory piece written to teach the application of beginning rhythms to a percussion ensemble. Written for three sizes of conga drums along with claves and tambourine, this five-player instrumentation can be easily expanded by doubling or tripling up on each part. And congas aren’t required either; various sizes of frame or hand drums can be effective too, as the ensemble builds grooves together and also accompanies each section as it struts its stuff in a lengthy solo section. You bring the espresso, have the students bring the steamed milk, and in no time you’ll be enjoying Lattes on the House.
Lattes on the House comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.