River is the Way

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Daniel McCarthy

General Info

Year of Published: 1998
Publisher: C. Alan Publication
Difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 00:08:00
Cost: Score & Parts Only $48.00 Score Only $15.00


Player 1: Xylophone & Glockenspiel
Player 2: Vibraphone
Player 3: Marimba
Player 4: Marimba
Player 5: Bass Marimba
Player 6: Chimes & Bongos & Timbales & Snare Drum
Player 7: 4 Concert Tom-toms & Temple Blocks
Player 8: Finger cymbals & Tam-tam & Suspended Cymbals & Congas & Claves
Player 9: Maracas & Shaker & Tam-Tam & Sand Blocks
Player 10: Tam-tam & Bass Drum & Maracas


River is the Way by Daniel McCarthy is a 10 player percussion ensemble filled with delicious, funky grooves with a hint of Riverdance. This piece has a large set-up, and is a total crowd-pleaser. The best part is is that the performers are having just as much fun as the audience! It works on rolls, complicated accents and 16th note patterns, so players get to show off technical skills, as well.

Recent Performance

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The 9s - Timpani Solo
American Dance Music - Brass Quintet, Drum set and Xylophone
Balance of Power: Percussion & Timpani
Bundles of Sticks: Bassoon and Percussion
(The) Call of Boromir Horn and Marimba
Chamber Symphony No. 1 for Marimba & Winds
Concerto for Marimba, Percussion, and Synthesizers
Dance on Wahbekaness Solo Marimba
Dance Music: Percussion Ensemble
Event Horizon - Brass Quintet and Timpani
Infinity - Trumpet and Marimba/Vibes
Knock Yourself Out! - Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, drum set/perc.
KraftWerk Tuba and Percussion
Ms. Thang! - Marimba and Soprano Saxophone
On The Edge Trombone and Percussion
Razdraz - Marimba and Soprano (or Alto) Saxophone
Rimbadance: Marimba and Percussion Duo
Rimbasly - Marimba Solo with CD
Rimbasly: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra
Rimbasly: Concerto for Marimba and Symphonic Band
Rimbasly: Concerto for Marimba and Percussion
Rimbasly: Marimba and Piano
River is the Way - Percussion Ensemble (10)
Song of Middle Earth: Marimba/Percussion Solo w/perc.
Swords of Power: Percussion Duo
Underwood Concerto: Marimba and Orchestra
Visions and Apparitions - Marimba and Soprano (or Alto) Saxophone
War Hammer - Marimba Solo with CD
Wild & Peacefull - Chamber Winds with perf/marimba
Xyprexia: Marimba Solo with Percussion Ens.