When You Hear the Drum


ComposerSlawson, Brian
Number of Players10

 Marimba (4.3-octave, low A)**
 2 Timpani (in A & D)
 Drumset (rack tom, floor tom, kick drum, large crash cymbal)
 Drums (bongos, 2 hand drums (high, low) snare drum, 2 concert toms, concert bass drum)
 Cymbals & gongs (2 pairs of crash cymbals, 3 suspended cymbals, large tam tam***, small tam tam)
 Accessories (2 pairs of claves, tambourine, triangle, maraca, vibraslap, finger cymbals, temple blocks)


*Shared between Chimes and Xylophone
**Shared between two marimba players
***Shared between Snare drum and Piano

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In When You Hear the DrumBrian Slawson combines two anonymous traditional chants, “Sing We Now of Christmas” and “Fife & Drum,” into a modern groove-oriented holiday jam. There are opportunities for soloists to improvise, various syncopated rhythmic challenges, and tons of textural variety for the young percussion ensemble to sink their teeth into. A holiday program would definitely benefit from this little gem!

When You Hear the Drum was commissioned by Jim McCarl and The Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Percussion Ensemble from Melbourne, Florida.