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Les Taylor

Les Taylor

Subtitle: For Solo Percussionist & Symphonic Band

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (solo); IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Les Taylor Music, through BRS Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00


Full Score
Solo Percussion
Flute I-II (Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Agogo Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Claves
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Pizzazz! is a musical coming of age trip featuring a solo percussionist on various percussion instruments. It begins with the very familiar Hot Cross Buns in a beginning band style and gradually weaves its way through several other familiar tunes from beginning band method books, each one getting progressively more challenging and creative for both the soloist and the symphonic band. A jazz vibe improvisation serves as a prelude to the bright up-tempo swinging drum set finale to the strains of You’re a Grand Old Flag, and the Stars and Stripes trio. As the title indicates, this selection goes coast-to-coast in a dazzling, flamboyant, energetic style.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to the VanderCook College Symphonic Band of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Charle T. Menghini, Conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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