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Little Things

$50.00

percussion duo
5 movements
22 minutes

Instrumentation

1. Frequently Asked Questions (3:00)
1 x triangle each = 2 triangles
hard yarn or rubber mallets

2. Stop It (3:30)
1 x cencerro cowbell each = 2 cowbells (minor 3rd apart)
hard yarn mallets

3. Kid (4:00)
1 x setup each = 2 setups
setup 1 (top part):
1 x crotale, E (higher than Setup 2)
1 x temple bowl, B (higher than Setup 2)
1 x nipple gong, A (higher than Setup 2)
1 x highest tom tuned to B
1 x second lowest tom tuned to G#
setup 2 (bottom part):
1 x crotale, C# (lower than Setup 1)
1 x temple bowl, G# (lower than Setup 1)
1 x nipple gong, F# (lower than Setup 1)
1 x second highest tom tuned to A
1 x lowest tom tuned to F#
Tunings of nipple gongs and temple bowls are ideals. Together, the four instruments should form a stepwise scale in the same octave, F#, G#, A, B. Likewise, tunings of 4 toms should form a stepwise scale in the same octave, F#, G#, A, B. Very soft mallets for toms and nipple gongs. Either wood of the stick on temple bowls and crotales, or a third mallet of rubber held in one hand for temple bowls and crotales.

4. Moving (4:30)
1 setup each = 2 setups
each setup:
1 x woodblock
1 x snare drum, snares off, with these objects sitting on top skin:
1 x 3inch triangle
1 x crotale (sitting with collar-side down, so its rings a little)
1 or 2 x finger cymbals, curved side down
1 x elephant bell, or 1 x tin can, or 1 x short metal pipe, any of these lying on its side
rattan mallets, using rattan end to play

5. Thank You For Calling (7:00)
vibraphone
marimba (5 octaves)