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Introduction to Percussion (1968) [0:25:00]
neo-classical style

Narrator-conductor, four percussionists and pianist-percussionist.

Publisher:
HaMaR Percussion Publications 3/76

Recording:
None

Intended for childrens concerts, this piece consists of an introductory movement, nine demonstration pieces and a da capo finale.

Program Note:
Intended for childrens concerts, this piece consists of an introductory movement, nine demonstration pieces and a da capo finale. Each demonstration-piece is written in the musical style of a culture in which percussion was or is important. Through narration and musical examples, the audience is shown the origins and social uses of percussion and something of how the instruments came into the orchestra.