Shake for percussion quintet
Publisher: C. Alan Publications (2014)
Composed: 2013
Duration: 3’15”
Difficulty: Medium-Easy
Instrumentation (5 players): egg shaker, shaker, maracas, small pair caxixi, large pair caxixi

A percussion quintet simply intended to explore shaken instruments within the percussion family in a chamber setting, Shake is a perfect change of pace piece for percussion ensembles. Appropriate for run-out concerts, tour performances, or for a “front of curtain” selection to open your percussion ensemble concert, this creative exploration of shaken sound is entertaining for audiences and performers alike. Shake is scored for egg shaker, shaker, maracas, small pair of caxixi, and large pair of caxixi.

While entertaining for audiences and fun for high school or undergraduate students to play, “Shake” is also a great pedagogical tool. – Julie Licata
Printed by permission of the Percussive Arts Society, inc.