Wood, Metal, Skin

performed by the Minnesota Percussion Trio

Wood, Metal, Skin for percussion trio
Publisher: C. Alan Publications (2008)
Composed: 2006
Duration: 2’30”
Difficulty: Medium
Instrumentation (3+ players): wood, metal, and skin instruments

This rhythmically exciting work was created using just four sound sources – wood, metal, skin, and foot stomps – and cabe played with as few as three or as many as twenty or more percussionists. Performers may choose any instrument within the categories designated. Suggestions include wood blocks, temple blocks, claves, cajon (woods), cowbells, agogo bells, brake drum (metals), bongos, frame drums, hand claps, conga, djembe (skin). Notes below the staff for each part are foot stomps. Although each part may be played with as few or as many players as desired, an attempt should be made to keep each instrument group equally represented. This work was recorded by the Minnesota Percussion Trio and is used in their program for community and school percussion performances.

… pop-oriented rhythms with sixteenth-note grooves and all three players using foot stomps for a bass drum sound and style.Brian Zator
Printed by permission of the Percussive Arts Society, inc.