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Whispers by David Skidmore

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  • Overview

    • 9 Players
    • 1st Place, 2005 PAS Composition Contest
    • Intense and Mostly Quiet
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 10:00
    • Requires 4.3 | 5.0 Marimbas
  • Item Details

    Whispers by David Skidmore was the 1st prize winner in the 2005 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest. This piece revolves around barely audible, often ad-libbed ostinatos on keyboard percussion instruments floating underneath other sounds.

    This piece is nearly moto perpetuo - there's not a break in the sound for an extended period of time. Players will need to be astutely aware of their dynamics and balance to effectively perform the music.

    Program this work for your concert if you want something the audience will lean out of their chairs to hear - it's artistic and intriguing.

    Difficulty: Advanced

    Duration: 10:00


    • Player 1: Bells, Glass Chimes, Wind Gong, Bass Drum (Shared)
    • Player 2: Crotales, Elephant Bells*
    • Player 3: Vibraphone
    • Player 4: Vibraphone
    • Player 5: 4.3 Octave Marimba (Shared), Bass Drum (Shared), China Cymbal
    • Player 6: 5.0 Octave Marimba (Shared)
    • Player 7: 4.3 Octave Marimba (Shared)
    • Player 8: 5.0 Octave Marimba, Toms (6)**
    • Player 9:
      • Nipple Gongs (F/Ab/C/D)***, Wind Gong, Tam-Tam
      • Maraca, Timpani (4), Suspended Cymbal

    *If elephant bells are unavailable, other small 'tinkly' bells may be substituted.

    **The specific tuning on the toms is optional, and should not be used at the expense of the fullness of sound.

    ***If the nipple gongs are not available, substitute almglocken or other low, pitched metals.

    Whispers comes with an oversized score and 8.5" x 11" individual parts.

  • Specifications

    Name Whispers by David Skidmore
    Brand Keyboard Percussion Publications (KPP)
    Model # SKID-WH
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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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