• (0)

    There are currently no items in your cart.

Aboriginal Dreams

Aboriginal Dreams

By Roland Barrett

Be the first! Write a Review


Percussion Ensemble Percussion Ensemble (Bells & Vibraslap, Xylophone & Singing Bowls, Vibraphone, Marimba 1 (4-octave) & Wind Chimes, Marimba 2 (5-octave), Chimes & Woodblock, Timpani (5), Percussion 1 (Wind Chimes, Snare Drum, Bongos or Congas, Suspended Cymbal, Woodblock), Percussion 2 (Log D) - medium difficult
Composed by Roland Barrett. Score only. Duration 11:50. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.16481).

Item Number: CN.16481

Set in 5 movements - Ritual, Rain, Sacred Earth, Pintubi Dance and Fire - "Aboriginal Dreams" is intended to offer brief glimpses of the Aboriginal culture. Beautifully scored and full of color, grace and unstoppable energy.

Commissioned by Rick Minnotte and the Mt. Lebanon High School Percussion Ensemble (PA), the five-movement "Aboriginal Dreams" offers brief glimpses of the Aboriginal culture. The first movement, Ritual, is introduced with powerful triplets and works into a sixteenth feel often breaking into passages of syncopated unison rhythms. The second and shortest movement, Rain, as the title suggests, starts gently and ripples with fast layered triplets ending as gently as it starts. The third movement is called Sacred Earth, Sacred Sky and has a peaceful, relaxed character loaded with rich harmonies in the mallet instruments supported by cymbal effects in the battery. Pitubi Dance is next and uses fun techniques such as bursts of thirty-second-notes and hand clapping to enhance the head-bobbing groove. The piece finishes with a movement appropriately named Fire. It starts with an out-of-meter timpani solo and explodes into a fast, primal melody. As the movement surges forth, the phrases get passed between the mallets, timpani, and battery leading to a huge four-note ending.

Buy Together




Buy both for $39.99

AddtoCart Print
Look Aboriginal Dreams

Aboriginal Dreams

* = required

How do you rate this item?
Your Screen Name:


This name will appear next to your review. Leave it blank if you wish to appear as "Anonymous".

Review Title:

50 Character maximum.

Review of the Product:

1000 characters maximum.

Rate this product's difficulty level:


Example: "Emeryville, CA"

Email address:


Used to contact you regarding your review. If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank.

Review Guidelines
  • Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. Do you like the artist? Is the transcription accurate? Is it a good teaching tool?
  • Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. Are you a beginner who started playing last month? Do you usually like this style of music?
  • Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn't.
  • Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.
  • Avoid disclosing contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.), or including URLs, time-sensitive material or alternative ordering information.
  • We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us.
  • All submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us.
  • Read Sheet Music Plus's complete Privacy Policy

Aboriginal Dreams

* = required

Send to email(s):

To send to more than one person, separate addresses with a comma.

Your name:
Your email:
Personal message:

Tell a friend (or remind yourself) about this product. We'll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it. You may also enter a personal message.

We do not use or store email addresses from this form for any other purpose than sending your share email.

Read our Privacy Policy.

After purchase, you can download your MP3 from your Sheet Music Plus Digital Library - no software installation is necessary! You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library.
After purchase, you can download your Smart Music from your Sheet Music Plus Digital Library - no software installation is necessary! You can also download at any time in your Digital Library.
After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players.

Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again.

* = required

Music List Name



Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you've mastered: Music Lists are as unique as the musician! Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world.

To create a music list, please sign in.

Existing Accounts

Sign In and Add to My Music List

New Accounts

Create Account and Add to My Music List

See Similar Sheet Music

More by this Composer: Roland Barrett Sheet Music  Roland Barrett Marimba Sheet Music  Roland Barrett Percussion Sheet Music  Roland Barrett Timpani Sheet Music  Roland Barrett Vibraphone Sheet Music  Roland Barrett Xylophone Sheet Music  Roland Barrett Percussion Ensemble Sheet Music 

Instrument: Marimba Sheet Music  Percussion Sheet Music  Timpani Sheet Music  Vibraphone Sheet Music  Xylophone Sheet Music 

Ensemble: Percussion Ensemble Music 

Format: Score 

Level: Advanced  Intermediate