Latin Rondeau

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Thomas O'Connor

General Info

Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I - V: snare drum, tom-toms(4), cowbell, suspended cymbal, cabasa, bongos, bass drum

Program Notes

Review - Thomas O'Connor is known for his well-written pieces for young percussion ensembles. This is an interesting quintet for non-pitched instruments including snare drum, four tom-toms, cowbell, suspended cymbal, cabasa, bongos, and bass drum. The introduction begins with the cabasa, with new instruments added every two measures until all five players are playing. While the parts are very playable by young students, the form is rather complex. The opening theme is played by the four tom-toms, and this theme returns several times during the piece, each time with different accompanying parts, suggesting the return form of the rondeau. The snare and tom parts are the most prominent, but there are opportunities for every player to shine at some point during the piece. This is a good little piece for the young percussion ensemble. The repetitive Latin beat will appeal to younger players but there is plenty of musical variety to make the work educational and compelling for listeners. - Tom Morgon, Spring 1999[1]

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Encounter (O'Connor) - Percussion Quintet
Latin Rondeau - Percussion Quintet
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Seawind - Percussion Quintet
The Winding River - Percussion Sextet
Whole-tone Fantasy - Percussion Sextet

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