by Chad Heiny
Instrumentation: 2 glockenspiels*, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba—low A**, 2 timpani (26" & 29"), Cymbals & gongs (2 crash cymbals, 2 suspended cymbals, tam tam**), Drums (bongos, snare drum, field drum, 2 medium concert toms, 2 low pitched drums), Accessories (triangle, shekere, tambourine, Tibetan finger cymbals, 2 mark trees)
*Each shared between all mallet players
**Shared between Marimba 1 and Marimba 2
Chad Heiny’s Panthera Pardus is a musical ode to the leopard, an animal with many moods and characteristics. Similarly, Chad has filled this piece with a wide variety of colors, textures, and themes to underscore the majesty of this amazing animal. This piece also includes extra optional percussion parts for those pesky, bored percussionists in the back of the room! Panthera Pardus was written for the Belle Vernon Middle School Percussion Ensemble and director Mark Surovchak.
It comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.