by John Willmarth
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone*, Marimba—low A, 2 timpani, Drums (snare drum, 2 concert toms, bass drum), Cymbals & gongs (tam tam, China cymbal), Accessories (wind chimes*, claves, temple blocks, triangle, brake drum)
Some of the ocean’s most mysterious and elusive creatures possess the flexible appendages known as tentacles. Written for 6–10 beginning percussionists, Tentacles depicts these creatures.
John Willmarth’s composition provides a unique and accessible musical setting in which younger players can easily sound mature. Melodic sections bookend non-pitched percussion features allowing keyboard players opportunities to play additional instruments. It’s also extra flexible in that it can be scaled to different ensemble sizes through certain parts that are optional.
Perfect for concert or festival performance, this piece is sure to be a hit without diving into the great unknown. Dive in!
Tentacles ships as a professionally bound folio with full-color cover, and individual parts on CD-ROM.