Medium Concert Percussion
by Brian Slawson
Instrumentation: 4 timpani, 2 woodblocks (high and low), 2 concert toms (medium and large)
For three players, Top Tank is a rhythmic little piece in three sections. All three players have parts requiring them to keep time well and weave their sounds in amongst those of the other two players with constant dialog. A more sparse groove in the beginning transitions to a very active and groove-based section later on which then crescendos to a dramatic climax. This is a great choice for small groups and a good way to fill space in a concert program with minimal equipment and setup.
This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.