Step into the wild west with Roundup by Brian Slawson! This 11-player percussion ensemble is a rocking homage to the old American west for 10 percussionists and a guitarist. Beginning with a dramatic mallet chorale, the piece sets the stage with imagery of an old, deserted western town with tumbleweeds rolling by. As the piece kicks off, it is an energetic and clichéd rendition of the classic western style made famous in countless westerns and cowboy films. There are plenty of opportunities for quirky percussion effects and over-the-top guitar moments right out of the Ennio Marricone playbook. Roundup is an amusing percussion ensemble that everyone will love. Have fun and shoot from the hip!
Roundup ships as a printed, professionally bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.