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Joaquin on Sunshine

for percussion ensemble and rhythm section

By Jim Casella

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Percussion Ensemble glockenspiel, xylophone, crotales, chimes, 2 vibraphones, 4.3-octave marimba (low A) (preferably doubled), 4.5-octave marimba (low F) (preferably doubled), 4 timpani, piano, electric bass guitar, 5-pc drumset, bongos, 2 congas, standard timbale set (2 dru (15-17 players) - Advanced
For percussion ensemble and rhythm section. Composed by Jim Casella. Score and parts on CD-ROM. 24 pages. Duration 4'50". Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-42).

Item Number: TA.TSPCE-42

Joaquin On Sunshine is a creatively-titled piece for a large ensemble of 15-17 players (the extra players are preferable if the marimba parts can be doubled). It has a festive, soulful Afro-Cuban flavor and is thickly scored with a full complement of Latin rhythm section instruments - piano, bass, drumset, timbales, congas, bongos, and shekere. Typical "strong" beats are rarely where melodic or rhythmic emphasis aligns. This emphasis on syncopation and inner-beat rhythms make it an excellent piece to practice groove and ensemble awareness. Joaquin On Sunshine would make a great closer for larger percussion ensemble concerts.

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