The percussion ensemble is Blowsoc’s newest unauditioned ensemble, which started in September 2016. The ensemble has the opportunity to play any percussion instrument that can get their hands on within the department- including a range of unpitched and pitched instruments. Sometimes we even play music for obscure instruments too! We play a great variety of pieces throughout the year, including pieces that students have written themselves. This ensemble is a great opportunity for any musician to take part in, particularly if you have a key interest in rhythm!
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Harry’s first instrument is percussion. In his spare time he studies Chemistry.
Wednesdays, 17:40–18:50 in Rehearsal Hall.
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Blowsoc Percussion Ensemble: Led Zeppelin MedleyBlowsoc's newly formed Percussion Ensemble performing in their first Lunchtime Concert on Friday 16th December 2016.
Led Zeppelin Medley – arr. Jeff Moore
A tribute to the great rock band, this medley is a test of all players’ abilities. Featuring the songs Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir, Black Dog, D’yer Maker, and Rock and Roll.
Blowsoc Percussion Ensemble: Encore in JazzBlowsoc's newly formed Percussion Ensemble performing in their first Lunchtime Concert on Friday 16th December 2016.
Encore in Jazz – Vic Firth
A standard of percussion ensemble repertoire, this jazzy number features solos for timpani, tom toms, and drum kit, and dangerously catchy melodies throughout.
Blowsoc Percussion Ensemble - Jazz VariantsJazz Variants by John Beck
Blowsoc Percussion Ensemble: Body PercussionHave a listen to 'Body Percussion' by Jorge Cesar Perez Mestre performed by Percussion Ensemble! (Recorded 7/11/17)
Blowsoc Percussion Ensemble: Water FountainListen to percussion play 'Water Fountain' by Tune Yards, arranged by percussion manager Carys Crookes! (Recorded 7/11/17)
Blowsoc Percussion Ensemble: A La SambaWatch percussion play 'A La Samba' by Mitchell Peters! The piece features improvised solos during the middle section. (Recorded 7/11/17)
Blowsoc Percussion Ensemble: CaravanCaravan is a highly-perrormed jazz standard written by Irvis Mills, Duke Ellington, and Juan Tizol.
This arrangement features improvised solos from several of the ensemble.
Blowsoc Percussion Ensemble: Pirates of the Caribbean/Dance of the Sugarplum FairyPercussion ensemble play Pirates of the Caribbean and Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy on boomwackers. These are hollow tubes that are tuner to musical pitch by length.
Blowsoc Percussion Ensemble: Star Wars MedleyStar Wars medley by John Williams and arranged by Eric Kalver includes the main Star Wars theme, 'May the Force Be With You', and 'The Imperial March'.