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Chameleon Music by Dan Welcher

Model # 00015 By: OU Percussion Press
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  • Overview

    • For 10 Percussionists
    • Keyboards Quote Mozart Piano Sonatas
    • Percussion Parts Depict Sounds of Nature
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 10:00 Minutes
  • Item Details

    Chameleon Music by Dan Welcher is a percussion ensemble based on the Truman Capote short story Music for Chameleons which is about Capote visiting a friend who would play the piano for him on the front porch of her home.

    Welcher depicts through music the tunes she would play which bits of Mozart piano sonatas quoted throughout the keyboard instruments. Also depicted are the sounds of nature that would naturally become the backdrop of this story.

    The sporadic and occasionally sparse rhythms make this piece quite difficult to count correctly, requiring 10 trained and experienced performers. Each part includes various instruments that performers will work with, so plenty of space and setup time is an absolute necessity.

    This is an excellent ensemble for a college level ensemble and an exciting addition to any percussion concert.


    • Player 1: Crotales (upper octave), Glockenspiel, Xylophone
    • Player 2: Vibraphone, Glass Wind Chimes, Crotales (shared with P1)
    • Player 3: 4.3 Octave Marimba, Ceramic Wind Chimes, Glockenspiel (shared with P1)
    • Player 4: 4.3 Octave Marimba, Tom Toms
    • Player 5: Three Suspended Cymbals, Bell Tree, Cricket Call, Flexatone, Auto Spring Coil, High Triangle, Bass Drum, Tam Tam, Brake Drum
    • Player 6: Five Tom Toms, Five Brake Drums, Three Suspended Cymbals, Five Temple Blocks, Cricket Call, Low Triangle, Two Pitched High Gongs, Tam Tam
    • Player 7: Crotales (lower octave), Glockenspiel, Xylophone
    • Player 8: Vibraphone, Metal Wind Chimes, Crotales
    • Player 9: 4.3 Octave Marimba, Vibraphone
    • Player 10: 5 Octave Marimba, Bamboo Wind Chimes

    Duration: 10:00

    Difficulty: Advanced

  • Specifications

    Name Chameleon Music by Dan Welcher
    Brand OU Percussion Press
    Model # 00015
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    Number of Orchestra Bells1
    Number of Crotales2
    Number of Vibes2
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    Number of Marimbas4
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    Author/ComposerWelcher, Dan
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  • Returns & Shipping


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    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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