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London Bridge

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Alan Abel

Alan Abel

Subtitle: Percussion Ensemble

General Info

Year: 1967
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters Publications, through Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $9.95


Full Score
Timpani (5 drums)
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Celesta
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbal
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

London Bridge by Alan Abel brings to life the early moments of a first music lesson by a reluctant and slightly incorrigible student. You hear the melody and then you don't, followed by the sharp crack of teacher's ruler across the students fingers. The melody is finally rescued by the rest of the ensemble in a contrapuntal treatment.

- Program Note from Steve Weiss Music


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Abel, A. (1967). London Bridge: Percussion Ensemble [score]. Ludwig Music: Cleveland, Ohio.