by Brian Slawson
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Chimes, Vibraphone, Marimba (4.3-octave, low A), 3 timpani, Drumset (crash cymbal, hi-hat, high tom, snare drum, low tom, kick drum), Accessories (slapstick, bell tree, castanets, train whistle, 2 temple blocks, sleigh bells, bongos)
Winterland, Brian Slawson’s ensemble piece for beginning percussionists, is a cheerful and festive musical offering that will get any listener into the holiday spirit. In addition to standard instruments like glockenspiel, chimes, marimba, and timpani, the piece features a myriad of fun, toy-like instruments that all players are required to switch to midway through the piece. Fun instruments like slapstick, bell tree, castanets, a train whistle, and sleigh bells not only engage the players but help capture the spirit of the season.
Winterland comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.