Clouds Make Songo Away

performed by the CGCC Percussion Ensemble

Clouds Make Songo Away for percussion ensemble
Publisher: temporarily out of print; scheduled for 2020 reissue by C. Alan Publications as part of their Ignite series
Composed: 2004
Duration: 2’15”
Difficulty: Easy
Instrumentation (8-13 players): bells, chimes, xylophone, marimba, timpani (3), agogo bells, hi-hat, temple blocks, bongos, two snare drums, bass drum

Written for the Santan Junior High percussion class, Clouds Make Songo Away was designed to be a flexible composition for junior high programs that desire to introduce students to percussion ensemble. This ensemble can be performed by players with a wide range of skill levels and utilizes instruments that are commonly found in junior high band rooms. It would also make a great addition to concerts by more experienced ensembles that need to quickly put together audience-friendly or “pop” style programs.


The accessible melody captures the style of a traditional songo … – Jim Lambert
Printed by permission of the Percussive Arts Society, inc.