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The Last Day of Pompeii by Bruce Roberts

Model # 01640 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • Woodwind Features
    • Emotional Piece
    • Difficulty: Medium
    • Duration: 12:00
    • 7 Percussionists
    • 4 Major Sections in Piece
  • Item Details

    The 7 percussionist and clarinet and contrabassoon ensemble The Last Day of Pompeii is an emotional piece by Bruce Roberts that encapsulates the time Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii. This piece would be an excellent part of a percussion or concert band program due to its powerful story and room for an incredible show of the musicianship and performance capability of the players.

    This ensemble has a large set up and requires mature players to perform the piece to its fullest potential.

    Difficulty: Medium

    Duration: 12:00


    • Feature Player: Bb Soprano Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Plastic Maracas, Celeste
    • Feature Player: Contrabassoon, Wood Shell Maracas
    • Percussion 1: Marimba, Bells, Crotales, Bass Drum, Water Filled Crystal Glass
    • Percussion 2: Marimba, Crotales, Bass Drum, Cymbal, Water Filled Crystal Glass, Toms, Almglocken (3)
    • Percussion 3: Marimba, Crotales, Chimes, Bass Drum
    • Percussion 4: Marimba, Vibraphone, Crotales, Chimes, Bass Drum, Celeste
    • Percussion 5: Small Gong, Triangle, Oxygen Tank, Glass/Bamboo Wind Chimes, Crotales, Flexatone, Tune Cup Gongs, Chinese Cymbal, Thin Cymbals (2), Turkish Sizzle Cymbal
    • Percussion 6: Large Gong, Triangle, Oxygen Tank, Glass Wind Chimes, Crotales, Chinese Cymbal, Thin Cymbals (2), Turkish Sizzle Cymbal
    • Percussion 7: Timpani, Metal Wind Chimes, Korean Gong, Lion's Roar

    From the composer: The Last Day of Pompeii primarily uses seven percussionists which represent the seven city gates that surround the two-mile circumference of the city. The addition of two additional performers, contrabassoon and bass clarinet, assist the piece in a programmatic fashion representing Mt. Vesuvius. The final total of nine performers represents the nine regions in which the city was divided. The piece is composed of four major sections:The Dawn of the Blacksmiths, The Festival of Dionysus, The Judgment of Vesuvius, and Reconciliation.

  • Specifications

    Name The Last Day of Pompeii by Bruce Roberts
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 01640
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 87629 not found]
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