by Scott Harding
Instrumentation: Leader (bass drum), Percussion 1 (“shaker”-type instruments: maracas, rattles, cabasas), Percussion 2 (“metal clank”-type instruments: brake drums, cowbells, anvils), Percussion 3 (“wood click”-type instruments: claves, sticks, castanets), Percussion 4 (“high" drums played with hands: bongos, high congas), Percussion 5 (“low” drums played with sticks: tom-toms, low congas)
You need at least 6 players to perform this piece, but this can be expanded to as many as you might want. You have a lot of freedom when performing the piece with repeated sections and instrument substitutions. Effective piece for any level – playable by a middle school ensemble!