The layout of the ensemble will really enhance the performance of this piece and create an interesting ‘stereo like effect’. A good layout would be: drum kit centre, bass guitar and auxiliary
percussion either side of kit, Percussion 1 far left, Percussion 2 far right.
It is also useful to have the snare drums tuned to a different pitch, one higher and the other lower.
The lead part of the ensemble is the Percussion 1 (snare). This part dictates the tempo and dynamics, all ensemble players need to listen to this part, to make sure the ensemble stays musically tight.
The bass guitar would be the preferred choice to accompany this piece, but adding piano or substituting with piano will equally work well.
Percussion 1: Snare Drum (Brushes)
Percussion 2: Snare Drum (Brushes)
Percussion 3: Drum Kit
Percussion 4: Cowbell, Woodblock
Piano and/or Bass Guitar