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Patrick Speranza

General Info

Year of Published: 2022
Publisher: Tapspace
Difficulty: Elementary
Duration: 00:02:30
Cost: $38.00


Player 1: Glockenspiel & Tom tom
Player 2: Vibraphone & Suspended Cymbal
Player 3: Xylophone & Tom tom
Player 4: Marimba & Cabasa
Player 5: Marimba & Claves
Player 6: Timpani
Player 7: Bongos & Snare Drum
Player 8: 3 Concert Tom toms & Tambourine & Shaker & Hand Cymbals
Player 9: China Cymbal & Ride Cymbal & Suspended Cymbal
Player 10: Bass Drum & Shaker & Triangle


Freerider by Patrick Speranza is a medium-easy percussion ensemble piece inspired by the storied free solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park by Alex Honnold. The piece conveys the warrior-like mentality that Honnold embraced as he prepared for and executed his climb to the peak of El Capitan. Speranza has created a captivating and energetic piece combining primal percussive and soaring lyrical elements that will engage both performers and audiences. Freerider is written for a minimum of 10 players with the option of doubling marimba and vibraphone parts to accommodate larger ensembles.

Works for Percussion by this Composer

Avalanche Lake - Percussion 13
Freerider - Percussion 10
Riptide - Marimba; Percussion 10
In The Sky - Percussion 10