Cop Drama

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Jim Casella

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Tapspace
Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


Mallet Percussion : Crotales & Glockenspiel & Xylophone & Chimes & 2 Vibraphone & 4Marimbas
Drums: Drum set & Snare Drum & Bongos & Congas & Djembe & 2 concert Tom-toms
Cymbals :3 Suspended cymbals & 2 Splash Cymbals & 2 Sizzle Cymbals & Tam-tam & Chinese Opera Gong
Accessories: Bell tree & Vibraslap & Woodblock & Temple Blocks & Triangle & Ribbon Crasher & large Zil-Bell & Egg Shaker & Cabasa & 2 Cowbells & Guiro(Wood and Metal) & Flexatone & Claves & High Vibratone
Bass Guitar
Electric Guitar (with wammy, wah, distortion and volume pedals)
Synthesizer (with funky rhodes and hammond B3 sounds)

Program Notes

Cop Drama is an homage to the groovy, retro sounds of classic American TV cop shows such as "S.W.A.T," "The Mod Squad," and "The Streets of San Francisco." With a large ensemble of colorful sounds and stylized interpretation, Cop Drama is an enjoyable piece for medium to advanced percussion ensembles.

A genre piece through and through, the rhythm section of guitar, keyboard, bass guitar, and drumset is the stylistic glue that keeps the mood intact. Combining the sounds of funky 70's cop rock, mysterious noir jazz, and modern themes in multiple meters, Cop Drama will provide some fun and entertainment during percussion ensemble concerts or indoor concert competitions.

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes an MP3 recording and all individual parts available for printing on the included CD-Rom.[1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Altered Gates - Percussion Quintet
Compound Autonomy - Percussion Ensemble (15)
Cop Drama - Percussion Ensemble (16)
Cyclone - Percussion Ensemble (12)
Dystopia - Percussion Ensemble (15)
Joaquin on Sunshine - Percussion Ensemble (15-17)
Katraterra - Percussion Nonet
Meanwhile in a Parallel Universe - Marimba, Percussion Nonet
Prime Ordinals - Multiple Percussion, Djembe
Stormbreak - Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble (optional)
Technology (Casella) - Percussion Ensemble
Truth or Consequence - Percussion Ensemble (19)
Windows of the Maloca - Percussion Ensemble(14)

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