Difficulty: Intermediate / Advanced
Duration: 5 minutes
Number of players: 6 – 7
Instruments: two 5.0 octave marimbas (or one 5.0 and one 4.3), two glocks, one vibraphone, two percussion parts (mounted kick drum, snare drum, floor tom, hats, crash cymbal). The two percussion parts can be adapted for one drum set player if desired.
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PUNX (2016) was commissioned by Broken Arrow HS Percussion Ensemble for their 2016 Midwest Clinic performance. It’s scored for 6-7 players; two 5.0 octave marimbas (or one 5.0 and one 4.3), two glocks, one vibraphone, two percussion parts (mounted kick drum, snare drum, floor tom, crash cymbal, hi-hats). The two percussion parts can be adapted for one drum set player if desired.
I was a punk rock kid in my younger years. I played in a few bands, wrote tons of songs, and developed the ability to play really fast drum set. The punk scene taught me to be a self thinker, to question things, and that it was OK to be different. I had fun in the scene, and it definitely influenced my attitude and musical journey.
PUNX pays homage to the music of my youth and is sort of a punk rock anthem for percussion ensemble. I thought it would be nice to revisit the sounds of my younger years; something rebellious, quirky and fun.