Festival of the New Sun

From Wind Repertory Project
Alan Keown

Alan Keown

Subtitle: For Percussion Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Tapspace Publications
Cost: Score (print) and Parts (digital) - $35.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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

  • Cowbells (2)
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Snare Drums (2: piccolo and concert)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (4)
  • Tom-toms (2: 2 graduated high and 2 graduated low)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written for six players, this easier/intermediate ensemble for drums and percussion by Alan Keown allows each player to contribute to the overall ensemble. It uses only standard, common instrumentation and no mallet instruments are required. Opening with a distant and repetitive snare motive, players layer in one by one, building to a driving and groovy piece which never relents. Players are featured through solo and duet phrases, and dramatic dynamics are used to give the piece a relentless sense of motion throughout.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Missouri: Percussion Ensemble Grade C
  • Texas: Percussion Ensemble Class 2


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