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49er Spirit! by Gary P. Gilroy

49er SPIRIT! was composed for young musicians in their first years on their musical instruments. It is a salute to the many who came to the great Sierra Nevada mountain range in California in the mid-1800s to seek their fortune in gold. Features small percussion breaks. Melody is shared with most members of the Wind section. Contrasting legato and articulated sections.

Grade Level:
Duration:
Tempo(s):
Time Signature(s):
1.5
2:00
120 BPM
4/4
Percussion Instrumentation: 
Bells, Suspended Cymbal, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, 2 Wood blocks, Brake drum, Ride Cymbal
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49er Spirit! by Gary P. Gilroy

Percussion Instrumentation: Bells, Suspended Cymbal, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, 2 Wood blocks, Brake drum, Ride Cymbal

Grade Level

1.5

Duration

2:00

Tempo (BPM)

120

Time Signature(s)

4/4

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Arise and Soar by George Edwin Smith

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Field Drum, Snare Drum, Woodblock, Hi-hat, Triangle, Bass drum, Claves, Vibraslap, Chinaboy Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Chimes, Xylophone, Gong, Vibraphone

Grade Level

4

Duration

3:23

Tempo (BPM)

68, 120, 146

Time Signature(s)

2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4

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Baile De Tarde Feliz (Happy Afternoon Dance) by Walt Lovell

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Bells, Vibraphone, Marimba, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Castanets, Crash Cymbals, Guiro, Roto-toms

Grade Level

3

Duration

2:45

Tempo (BPM)

72, 132

Time Signature(s)

2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4

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Burnin' Hot! by Gary P. Gilroy

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Crash Cymbals, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Woodblock, Low Tom, Brake drum (or Cowbell), Bells (optional), Vibraphone (optional)

Grade Level

1

Duration

2:01

Tempo (BPM)

132

Time Signature(s)

4/4

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Call of the Wild by Shaun Salem

Percussion Instrumentation: Chimes, Bells, Xylophone, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Crash Cymbal, Concert Toms, Suspended Cymbal, Gong, Wind Chimes, Bongos, Shaker, Cabasa

Grade Level

2

Duration

2:05

Tempo (BPM)

108, 128

Time Signature(s)

4/4

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Centennial Tribute by John Bliss

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Crash Cymbals, Bass Drum, Chimes, Bells, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba, Crotales, Piano, Harp

Grade Level

5

Duration

1:10

Tempo (BPM)

160

Time Signature(s)

4/4

Circe's Curse by John Mehan

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Gong, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Triangle, Suspended Cymbal, Bell Tree, Tambourine, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Xylophone, Wind Chimes, Bells, Xylophone, Piano, Marimba, Vibraphone

Grade Level

5

Duration

4:20

Tempo (BPM)

60, 68, 75, 165

Time Signature(s)

2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8

Cool Joe by Gary P. Gilroy

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Chimes, Xylophone, Bells, Marimba, Ride Cymbal, Vibraslap, Bongos, Triangle, Floor Tom, Hi-Hat, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Ocean Drum, Claves, Wind Chimes

Grade Level

4

Duration

3:30

Tempo (BPM)

156

Time Signature(s)

4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 5/4, 9/8

Every Night When the Sun Goes In by David Bobrowitz

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Bells, Snare Drum, Tom-Toms, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal

Grade Level

2

Duration

2:32

Tempo (BPM)

100, 124

Time Signature(s)

4/4, Swing Style

Exaltation Fanfare by Curtis J. Melton

Percussion Instrumentation: Bells, Chimes, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Tam- Tam, Suspended Cymbal, Wind Chimes, Crash Cymbals

Grade Level

3

Duration

2:13

Tempo (BPM)

144

Time Signature(s)

4/4

Fantastical Journey by John Mehan

Percussion Instrumentation: Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Jam Block, Slap- Stick, Wind Chimes, Djembe, Bass Drum, Tambourine, Crash Cymbals, Bells, Xylophone, Vibraphone

Grade Level

3

Duration

3:10

Tempo (BPM)

102, 112, 150

Time Signature(s)

4/4

Freeflight of the Falcon by George Edwin Smith

Percussion Instrumentation: Snare Drum, Marching Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Bells, Xylophone

Grade Level

3

Duration

2:15

Tempo (BPM)

112

Time Signature(s)

2/4

From the Mountaintops by Christopher Tootle

Percussion Instrumentation: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Bells, Xylophone

Grade Level

3.5

Duration

2:10

Tempo (BPM)

100

Time Signature(s)

4/4

Gods of the Colosseum by Shaun Salem

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tenor Drum, Tambourine, Wind Chimes, Shaker, Claves, Triangle, Sleigh Bells, Xylophone, Marimba, Chimes

Grade Level

2.5

Duration

3:11

Tempo (BPM)

160

Time Signature(s)

4/4

High Regard by Steve G. Martin

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Xylophone, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Gong

Grade Level

4.5

Duration

4:40

Tempo (BPM)

144, 80

Time Signature(s)

4/4, 3/4

Jam On! by Gary P. Gilroy

Percussion Instrumentation: Ride Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, Cowbell, Snare Drum, Jam Block, Low Tom, High Tom, Suspended Cymbal, Balls, Xylophone

Grade Level

2

Duration

2:07

Tempo (BPM)

144

Time Signature(s)

4/4

March of the Carousel Horses by David Bobrowitz

Percussion Instrumentation: Bells, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Crash Cymbal

Grade Level

2

Duration

2:13

Tempo (BPM)

144

Time Signature(s)

4/4

March of the Jun Bugs by Mike Schofield

Percussion Instrumentation: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tambourine, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Triangle, Claves, Whistle, Vibraslap

Grade Level

1

Duration

1:26

Tempo (BPM)

120

Time Signature(s)

4/4

MegaForce! by Gary P. Gilroy

Percussion Instrumentation: Woodblock, sleigh bells, Ride Cymbal, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbals, Bass Drum, Triangle, Low Tom, Woodblock, Vibraphone

Grade Level

1

Duration

1:47

Tempo (BPM)

144

Time Signature(s)

4/4

North Wind by Kurtis J. Bertauche

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Crash Cymbals, Xylophone

Grade Level

2.5

Duration

2:16

Tempo (BPM)

72, 160

Time Signature(s)

4/4

Passage by Night by Mike Schofield

Percussion Instrumentation: Marimba, Xylophone, Triangle, Concert Toms, Finger Cymbals, Woodblock, Gong, Tambourine

Grade Level

3

Duration

4:23

Tempo (BPM)

152, 120

Time Signature(s)

4/4

Small Messages by Kenneth Froelich

Percussion Instrumentation: Vibraphone, Bells, Xylophone, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Break Drum, Metal Trash Cans, Hi-Hat, Crotales

Grade Level

4

Duration

5:08

Tempo (BPM)

112, 80

Time Signature(s)

4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 5/4

The Phoenix by Gary P. Gilroy

Percussion Instrumentation: Ride Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, Cowbell, Snare Drum, Jam Block, Low Tom, High Tom, Suspended Cymbal, Balls, Xylophone

Grade Level

2.5

Duration

1:58

Tempo (BPM)

160, 180

Time Signature(s)

4/4, 3/4

Visionary by Kenneth Froelich

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Glock, Bass Drum

Grade Level

5

Duration

3:30

Tempo (BPM)

180

Time Signature(s)

3/4

Westward Trek by Gary P. Gilroy

Percussion Instrumentation: Ride Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, Cowbell, Snare Drum, Jam Block, Low Tom, High Tom, Suspended Cymbal, Balls, Xylophone

Grade Level

2.5

Duration

3:59

Tempo (BPM)

144

Time Signature(s)

4/4, 3/4, 2/4

Wild! by Kurtis J. Bertauche

Percussion Instrumentation: Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Slapstick, Suspended Cymbals, Bells, Vibraphone

Grade Level

1

Duration

2:10

Tempo (BPM)

140

Time Signature(s)

4/4, 3/4

Wildfire! by Gary P. Gilroy

Percussion Instrumentation: Snare Drum, Triangle, Floor Tom, Claves, Triangle, Splash Cymbal, Cowbell, Tambourine, Wind Chimes, Bells (or piano)

Grade Level

1.5

Duration

1:51

Tempo (BPM)

148

Time Signature(s)

4/4