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Four Dances for Percussion Ensemble by Rick Dior

Model # TSPCE-97 By: Tapspace
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  • Overview

    • For 8+ Players
    • Influences from 4 Continents
    • Groove-Based
    • Difficulty: Medium
    • Duration: 8:30
    • Many Multi Setups
  • Item Details

    Four Dances for Percussion Ensemble by Rick Dior gives 8 (or more) percussionists the chance to explore sounds heavily influenced by traditional South American, Asian, and African percussion. This groove-central piece is entertaining for both the players and the audience.

    The first movement, Minimalistic Dance, relies on a repetitive timpani figure based on an African rhythm. Then comes Festive Dance, inspired by Flamenco clapping, Central/South American melodies, and (oddly enough) an Irish Jig.

    The third movement, Eastern Dance, utilizes some sounds the audience might not be used to hearing: opera gongs, bowed cymbals, a Vibratone, and more. The piece ends with Percussive Dance, a frenzied homage to orchestral percussion.

    Add this piece to your percussion ensemble concert to give everybody a taste of the outside world.

    Difficulty: Medium

    Duration: 8:30


    • Player 1: Xylophone
    • Player 2: Bells
    • Player 3: Timpani (4)
    • Player 4: Percussion 1
      • Snare Drum, Bongos, Tambourine
      • Suspended Cymbal, Opera Gongs (3)
    • Player 5: Percussion 2
      • Congas (2), Toms (4)
    • Player 6: Percussion 3
      • Concert Bass Drum, Tambourine
      • High and Low Claves
    • Player 7: Percussion 4
      • Shaker, Caxixi (2), Triangle
      • Wind Gong, Temple Gong
      • Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal
    • Player 8: Percussion 5
      • 4.0 Octave Marimba, Finger Cymbals
      • Wooden Windchimes, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-Tam

    Four Dances for Percussion Ensemble comes as a fully bound score with a CD containing individual parts for printing and a recording.

    You can double the xylophone part on a marimba (one octave lower) and/or the bell part on vibraphone (two octaves lower) to add in more players.

    If you happen to have an African Balafon, use it instead of a xylophone. Other sounds may be substituted as needed.

  • Specifications

    Name Four Dances for Percussion Ensemble by Rick Dior
    Brand Tapspace
    Model # TSPCE-97
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 120459 not found]
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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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