Of Hanukkah (keyboard percussion quartet)

Of Hanukkah arranged for keyboard percussion quartet
Publisher: C. Alan Publications (2017)
Composed: 2016
Duration: 3’30”
Difficulty: Medium
Instrumentation (4 players): vibraphone, 4.0-octave marimba, 4.3-octave marimba

Of Hanukkah was arranged at the request of a family friend and former private student and in cooperation with the Corona del Sol High School Percussion Ensemble program. The intent was to create an exciting percussion ensemble work which incorporated the games, music, and spirit of the Hanukkah celebration. Gradually weaving between four pieces – S’vivon, O Hanukkah, Maoz Tzur, and Mi Y’malel – this arrangement features several high-energy moments as well as a beautiful chorale and a brief playful canon. Scored for mallet quartet, this piece would be an excellent addition for any high school or college percussion ensemble holiday performance. It is also available for a full 10 player percussion ensemble.