by Brian Slawson
Instrumentation: 2 woodblock (or 2 temple blocks, 2 bongos, 2 woodblocks, or 2 agogo bells), 2 concert toms (or 2 congas, 2 medium concert toms, 2 roto toms) and 2 timpani (or 2 large concert toms, 2 floor toms, 2 large ethnic drums).
Pop Drop is another work by Brian Slawson aimed at developing the ensemble skills of young performers. Duple rhythms are passed around and played in unison, requiring the ensemble to listen carefully and communicate without a conductor. Each performer may choose their own instrument from a list provided. Additional players may be added to increase the fun, so long as their chosen instrument coincides with the part they are doubling.
This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.