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Bangala by David T. Childs

Model # 05110 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • For 14 Players
    • Large Set-Up
    • Difficulty: Medium
    • 3 Sections
    • Has Series of Distinct Vignettes
  • Item Details

    Bangala by David T. Childs is a 14 player percussion ensemble with a very large, impressive set-up.

    The name of the piece is a Kikongo word for "poisonwood" - a noxious shrub that can inflict painful welts when it makes contact with the skin. It can even cause death if its smoke is inhaled.

    Though the piece itself isn't dangerous, it's still filled with some exciting aspects. It has got a series of vignettes inspired by Barbara Kingsolver's novel The Poisonwood Bible, narrating true and fictional events during the beginning days of independence in the Congo.

    There are three different sections of the piece: Kolanga Village, The Goat Feast and 17 January 1961.

    This piece is rich in history and story. When executed properly, performers can express that story-telling through the piece.

    It has some call-and-answer passages, and opportunities for each player to shine!

    Difficulty: Medium

    Instruments Required:

    • Crotales
    • Bells
    • Xylophone
    • Vibraphones (2)
    • 4.0-Octave Marimbas (4)
    • 5.0-Octave Marimba
    • Chimes
    • Suspended Cymbal (3)
    • Tambourine
    • Snare Drum
    • Bongos (2), Congas (4)
    • Temple Blocks
    • Wood Blocks (4)
    • Triangle
    • Kalimba (Or Synthesizer)
    • Gong
    • Brake Drums (5)
    • Bass Drum
    • Concert Toms (3)
    • Log Drums (5)
    • Timpani
    • Piano

  • Specifications

    Name Bangala by David T. Childs
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 05110
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  • Returns & Shipping


    Because of copyright issues, we cannot accept returns on sheet music, books, audio CDs, and DVDs. Thanks for your understanding. Official Return Policy


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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