Medium Easy Concert Percussion Ensemble
by Jordan Williams
Vibraphone 2 (optional)
Marimba 1 [4-octave]**
Marimba 2 [4.3-octave](optional)**
Timpani [2 drums]
Percussion 1: Snare Drum, Impact Drum
Percussion 2: Triangle, 2 Woodblocks, Bongos
Percussion 3: Cymbals: Ride, Suspended, Hi-Hat, China, Splash
* Like all pieces in the Ignite Series, the instrumentation is flexible for some or all parts. You may perform with as few as 8 players or with as many as you have in your percussion ensemble by doubling parts.
** Marimba 1 and 3 may share one 4.3-octave instrument.
Dandy Lions paints the picture of a young cub playing in an open field. Basic ostinatos keep the piece moving forward while a playful melody creates a sense of youth and excitement. Young players are also introduced to ornamentation within the melodic voices that makes Dandy Lions a blast to perform!