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Mas Fuerte by Stephen Rush

Model # 03130 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • For Percussion Sextet
    • Non-Pitched
    • Loud and Groove-Centered
    • Based on Afro-Caribbean Rhythms
    • Difficulty: Medium
    • Duration: 5:45
  • Item Details

    Mas Fuerte by Stephen Rush is written for a non-pitched percussion sextet and is aptly named - your audience will probably want to sit back a few rows for this one! Fast-paced and LOUD, this piece is heavily influenced by Afro-Caribbean drumming.

    Each player will need a strong grasp of how they rhythmically fit into the overall groove, and will need some rudimental skills to cleanly pull off the more intricate diddle-based licks. This ensemble would be exciting and fun for a group of 6 talented high school percussionists.

    This piece is approved for the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List.

    Difficulty: Medium

    Duration: 5' 45"


    • Player 1: Timbales (2), Bass Drum, Claves, Snare Drum
    • Player 2: Large Ride Cymbal, Large Cowbell, Toms (5), Bass Drum
    • Player 3: Snare Drum, Hi Hats, Bongos, Small Suspended Cymbal, Wood Block
    • Player 4: Snare Drum, Bongos
    • Player 5: Timbales (2), Thin Crash Cymbals, Wood Blocks (5), Bass Drum, Small Suspended Cymbal
    • Player 6: Toms (5), Hi Hats, Maracas, Bass Drum

    From the composer: Mas Fuerte, loosely translated, means "more loudness" or "more force." The title is the Spanish version of a rather clumsy working title, "Louder and...(louder and...)." The piece is a study in non-pitched loudness, and reflects a strong Afro-Caribbean influence, specifically influences of Congolese dance music and the Costa Rican version of the Calypso. The transitions are very reflective of transitions found in Congolese drumming, that of dynamic culmination followed by metric changes. - Stephen Rush

  • Specifications

    Name Mas Fuerte by Stephen Rush
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 03130
    UPC Code 804069031308
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    Author/ComposerRush, Stephen
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    State ListTexas (Grade 1), Florida (Grade 5)
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