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Rouse-Bonham (SP)-P/DS/5T (Complete Set)

Model: 48001575

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$45.00

Scored for a percussion ensemble of eight players, Christopher Rouse's Bonham is an ode to rock drumming and drummers, most particularly Led Zeppelin's legendary drummer, the late John ("Bonzo") Bonham. The core ostinato of the score, p...
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Scored for a percussion ensemble of eight players, Christopher Rouse's Bonham is an ode to rock drumming and drummers, most particularly Led Zeppelin's legendary drummer, the late John ("Bonzo") Bonham. The core ostinato of the score, played by the drum set, is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin's When the Levee Breaks , although there are references to other Led Zeppelin songs as well, such as Custard Pie and Royal Orleans. In addition, two other sources are cited: The Butterfield Blues Band (Get Yourself Together ) and Bo Diddley, whose adoption of the traditional "hambone" rhythm added so much to the distinctive syle of his material.

Completed in Fairport, New York on November 13, 1988, Bonham was commissioned by the New England Conservatory of Music through funds provided by the Massachusetts Arts Council. It was first performed in April of 1989 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston by the Conservatory Percussion Ensemble conducted by its Music Director, Frank Epstein, to whom the work is dedicated.

Instrumentation

I: 5timp/susp.cym/guiro/2log drums

II: ratchet/tamb/SD/vibraslap/Latin Percussion piccolo wdbl/conga dr/hammer

III:SD/BD/tam-t/wdbl/maracas

IV: 2timbales/susp.cym/Chinese cym/claves

V: BD/TD/cast/cowbell

VI: 4tom-t(high-medium)/lg tam-t

VII:3bongos/4tom-t(medium-large)

VIII: drum set (hi hat/2susp.cym/SD/2tom-t/BD with pedal)

Videos and Sound Clips

Rock at its finest

Comments:

Christopher Rouse is one of the finest groove-oriented composers on the planet. The depth and complexities of his music are simply ingenious. "Bonham" is no exception. As a tribute to Jon Bonham and rock and roll in general, this piece is a challenge for good ensemble.

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David

Rating:

5.00
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