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The Night Watch by Joseph Blaha

Model # 00052 By: OU Percussion Press
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  • Overview

    • For 12 Percussionists
    • Depicts Rembrandt Painting
    • Keyboard Tonalities Depict Shadow and Light
    • Percussion Parts Bring the Element of Chaos
    • Difficulty: Advanced +
    • Duration: 26:00 Minutes
  • Item Details

    The Night Watch by Joseph Blaha is a dramatic work for percussion ensemble. Inspired by the Rembrandt painting of the same title, Blaha works to depict the interplay between shadow and light while the subject in a state of relative calm among a sea of madness. Also, fun fact, there is a drummer on the very edge of the painting.

    Using certain tonalities to represent shadow, others to represent light and the various percussion instruments to bring the element of chaos, this work will challenge both the performers as well as the listeners' ears. This level of depth makes the work incredibly exciting and one that can be listened to time and time again.


    • Player 1: Xylophone, Snare Drum, Bubble Wrap
    • Player 2: Xylophone, Orchestra Bells, Bongos, Anvil, Claves, Piccolo Snare Drum, Bubble Wrap
    • Player 3: Vibraphone, Maracas
    • Player 4: Vibraphone, Temple Blocks, Ratchet
    • Player 5: 4.6 Octave Marimba, Metal Wind Chimes
    • Player 6: 4.6 Octave Marimba, Two Woodblocks
    • Player 7: 5 Octave Marimba, Sandblocks
    • Player 8: 4.3 Octave Marimba, Crotales, Guiro, Large Suspended Cymbal
    • Player 9: 4.3 Octave Marimba, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Two Cowbells, Two Suspended Cymbals
    • Player 10: Orchestra Bells, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Large Suspended Cymbal, Small Triangle, Hi Hat, Snare Drum, Medium Gong, Sleigh Bells, Cowbell
    • Player 11: Chimes, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbals, Medium Triangle, Tambourine, Small Suspended Cymbal, Four Tom Toms, Chinese Cymbal, Plastic Grocery Bags, Slapstick, Vibraslap, Castanets, Tam Tam
    • Player 12: Timpani (5), Medium Suspended Cymbal, Plastic Grocery Bags

    Duration: 26:00

    Difficulty: Advanced +

  • Specifications

    Name The Night Watch by Joseph Blaha
    Brand OU Percussion Press
    Model # 00052
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 115474 not found]
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    Number of Orchestra Bells2
    Number of Crotales1
    Number of Vibes2
    Number of Chimes1
    Number of Pans
    Number of Xylophones2
    Number of Marimbas5
    Number of Timpani Sets5
    Includes Rhythm Section
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    DifficultyAdvanced +
    Number of Mallets12
    Number of Performers12
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    Author/ComposerBlaha, Joseph
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    Is Tiltable
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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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