With Joy in his Heart

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David Mancini

General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kendor
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Solo Drumset

Player I: Vibraphone
Player II: Marimba
Player III: Orchestra bells, xylophone
Player IV: Chimes, bongos, agogo,
Player V: Timbales, tamborim, finger cymbals, bell tree
Player VI: Tom-toms (4), triangle, suspended cymbal
Player VII: Timpani (4)

Program Notes


David Mancini has provided the percussion ensemble repertoire with another outstanding composition with his octet featuring solo drumset. This ten-minute composition, dedicated to Louie Bellson, reflects Bellson's comprehensive drumset personality. Opening with a gentle jazz- waltz featuring the vibraphone, Mancini's composition makes a transition into a samba (don't we all remember Mancini's Suite for Solo Drumset?) before concluding with (what-else?) an uptempo, driving swing section in the style of many of Bellson's feature drumset solos. The percussion accompaniment is standard in its seven-person setup: 1--vibraphone; 2--marimba; 3--orchestra bells, xylophone; 4--chimes, bongos, agogo bells; 5--timbales, tamborim, finger cymbals, bell tree; 6--4 tom-toms, 2 triangles, suspended cymbal; 7--4 timpani. Mancini creates clever, compositional dialogue occurring among the seven percussionists--as well as between the seven percussionists and the drumset soloist. This exciting, three-part form for percussion ensemble would be appropriate for a group of advanced high school percussionists or for a solid college percussion ensemble. - James Lambert[1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Caribbean FestivalPercussion Septet; with Piano; with Electric Bass
Duet No. 1Percussion Duet
Exit 39Percussion Quartet
Extremes – Percussion Septet
Feel The SpiritPercussion Octet; with Piano
Fiesta Latina – Percussion Octet
Groovin' In TrinidadDrum Set
Jazz Solos: Drum Set Volume 2Drum Set Method
Joey's SongVibraphone
Jubilee ConcertoTimpani; with Percussion Septet Quartet
Latin JourneyMultiple Percussion
March for Percussion SextetPercussion Sextet
Recital Piece for Solo Percussion – Multiple Percussion
Song of JoyPercussion Nonet
Suite No.2 for Timpani (Mancini) – Timpani
Suite for Solo Drum Set and Percussion EnsembleDrum Set; with Percussion Septet
Suite for Timpani – Timpani
Three Moods for Percussion – Percussion Duet
With Joy in his Heart – Drum Set; with Percussion Septet

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