LD Smooth is a fun, energetic piece for percussion quintet by Wesley Denkins. Heavily inspired by Rock music, this work aims to challenge developing percussionists in a chamber music setting. Common instruments found in any middle or high school band room are distributed between the players. The result is a groove-oriented work that features a unified, drumset-like voice.
Musical responsibilities are placed on all players at different points in the piece. Though some phrases feature two or three players in unison, the focus frequently shifts between individual parts, giving each one a moment in the spotlight. Denkins has crafted a piece that’s as accessible as it is enjoyable, great for young ensembles or college methods courses!