Rite of Passage (for percussion ensemble). By Jesse Monkman. Marimba solo with Multipercussion Trio. For 5 octave marimba, 5 toms, 2 mounted tambourines, bongos, vibraphone, 2 snare drums, 3 suspended cymbals, china cymbal, Chinese opera gong, 2 bass drums, temple blocks, 5 roto toms, tam tam, brake drum, bell tree (4 players). Concert Percussion Ensembles. Advanced. Score and parts on CD-ROM. 32 pages. Duration 12'30". Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-05).
"Rite of Passage" is an invigorating new work by noted composer/percussionist, Jesse Monkman. Perfect for advanced recitals and percussion ensemble concerts, it is sure to become the smash hit of your program! This piece is written for solo marimba and three percussionists with multi-percussion setups. It was premiered at Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA featuring Jesse Monkman (soloist/composer), Will Hudgins (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Ed Stephan, and Randy Johnston.