Advanced Percussion Ensemble
by Brian Slawson
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Chimes, Xylophone, Vibraphone, 1 Marimba—low A, 2 Timpani, Drums (concert bass drum w/ cymbal attachment), Cymbals & gongs (crash cymbals), Accessories (triangle, sleigh bells, bell tree, vibraslap, finger cymbals)
Brian Slawson’s Angels in the Moonlight takes its influences from two well known pieces, the traditional French hymn Angels We Have Heard On High and Beethoven’s immortal Moonlight Sonata. By choosing these two contrasting works as his wellspring, Slawson is able to create different moods throughout the piece making it an extremely engaging piece, perfect for any holiday themed concert. Angels in the Moonlight comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.