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He Shall Rain Snares | Colin Shaw


This ensemble piece for 7 percussionists packs a punch with 4 snare drums; cross rhythms, aerobatics and lots of fun stuff.

Players: 7
Duration: 2' 50″
Difficulty: Intermediate
Audio Sample: He Shall Rain Snares
Sample Score: Score




This intermediate level Percussion ensemble piece for 7 players packs a punch, with 4 snare drums playing and very unusually including 2 bass drums!
Add interest by using bass drums of different sizes, and the best way to achieve this is by using the kick drum from a drum kit.
There are cross-rhythms and fun things to do such as stick clicks and acrobatics.
The end is a loud surprise, and it’s important not to give the game away!
Perfect for an Intermediate level percussion ensemble performance to showcase developing talents.
The title to this piece comes from Psalm 11 (Psalms of David)

Percussion 1: Snare Drum 1
Percussion 2: Snare Drum 2
Percussion 3: Snare Drum 3
Percussion 4: Snare Drum 4
Percussion 5: Concert Bass Drum, Ride Cymbal, Acme Siren, 2 Floor Toms
Percussion 6: Kit Bass Drum, Roto-toms, Cymbal
Percussion 7: Timpani, Cymbal

ISMN: 979-0-708127-26-0

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