Contemporary straight 8th
Rhythms is a high-energy, fun to play wind ensemble piece, with lots of dynamic interplay for ensemble and soloist. It’s as exciting a piece for the audience as it is for the musicians.
With many meter changes and lots of counterpoint within and between sections, this Jazz-infused concert work presents a fulfilling challenge for advanced ensembles and pianists. In fact, it’s a wonderful opportunity to feature the wind/percussion section of a symphony orchestra!
This is one of the most outstanding compositions written today for the 21st Century contemporary wind ensemble.
Composed for standard wind ensemble instrumentation, featuring piano soloist. Four percussionists play: xylophone, marimba, metal wind chimes, snare drums, tom toms, cymbals, triangle, tambourine and bass drum.
Rhythms was commissioned by the Washington Wind Symphony and Conductor Dr. Gene Aitken, with the premiere performance (with Walt Wagner as piano soloist) held in Bellevue, Washington on May 5, 1998.
Piano Solo w/Brass, Winds, and Percussion