by Ben Moore
Grade 4 | Percussion Ensemble | 10 players
Instrumentation: Xylophone, Marimba (2), Vibraphone, Timpani (4), Chimes, Tom-Toms (2), Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Percussion (Suspended cymbal, crash cymbal on stand, triangle mounted, brake drum)
Press explores different stroke styles along with different lengths of sounds. Pay careful attention to markings throughout the piece to make sure it is played as intended. When listening, you should think of a beautiful darkness of sound. Use the full dynamic range and don't be afraid to push to the edge of being too loud or to make your audience lean in to hear if you are playing... or not playing.