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Power Struggle

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Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey

Subtitle: Percussion Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts - $36.00


Percussion I-VIII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbal
  • Concert Tom
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Timpani
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Dedicated to the Lincoln-Way Central High School Percussion Ensemble (Eric Wellman, director), Power Struggle features a balanced ensemble of four keyboard percussion and four battery percussion. The struggle is apparent from the opening bars of the piece, with the two halves of the ensemble competing for attention in an exhilarating and bombastic fashion. The struggle subsides briefly as the keyboards present a new melody and the battery provides a quietly grooving backdrop. The two opposing sections of the ensemble continue this struggle, inwardly and outwardly, until the end of the piece.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Texas: Percussion Ensemble Class I


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Daughtrey, N. (2009). Power Struggle: Percussion Ensemble [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.