by Patrick Speranza
1 marimba — low A, shared
Drums — bongos, concert bass drum, 3 concert toms, 2 low drums (large toms, mounted kick drum, etc.), snare drum
Cymbals — China cymbal, crash cymbals, ride cymbal, 2 suspended cymbals
Accessories — brake drum, cabasa, claves, 2+ shakers, tambourine, triangle
Freerider by Patrick Speranza is a medium-easy percussion ensemble piece inspired by the storied free solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park by Alex Honnold. The piece conveys the warrior-like mentality that Honnold embraced as he prepared for and executed his climb to the peak of El Capitan. Written for 10-13 players, Speranza has created a captivating and energetic piece combining primal percussive and soaring lyrical elements that will engage both performers and audiences.
Freerider is written for a minimum of 10 players with the option of doubling marimba and vibraphone parts to accommodate larger ensembles.
Freerider ships as a printed, professionally bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.