Voyage of Discovery - percussion requirements

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by backrowbloke, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    Can anybody tell me the percussion instrument requirements for Voyage of Discovery ?
    TIA - BRB
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    4 Timps.
    Snare Drum
    Bass Drum
    Cymbals- suspended and clash
    Glock... (and possibly xylo as well.... cant remember- could be wrong)
    Tam tam(?) i think...

    That's from the top of my head from when I played it at uni... could be more- not sure...
  3. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Think it might need two glocks.

    Had my first look at this on Tuesday night - scared the pants off me! I'm only a beginner percussionist really - this piece is going to test me!!

    However, it will be easier when we have 4 timps to rehearse on, not just the two we have currently - I hope!!;)

  4. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    Brill !
    It's not that I'm actually interested in the piece, but I need to borrow a shed load of stuff for Voyage to the Centre of the Earth (or is that voyage to the percussion shop???). Know I know that my esteemed friends in the 1st section don't need their fancy bells and vibraphone, I shall be a calling :p
  5. paulspud

    paulspud Member

    It does, there's 2 bars where the two glocks play together, without the rest of the band. Its a very testing piece, but busy for all 3 percussionists. Also wind chimes (for 1 bar), Tam Tam (2bars at the end), but no xylo


    Paul Sudworth
    Old Hall Brass
  6. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Well, it IS possible with just the one glock... we played it with 2 at uni, but when I recorded it with "the Y", we just used one glock... depends on the setup you use though.
  7. jimmythesaint

    jimmythesaint Member

    does it need a vibraphone then?
  8. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    No it doesn't
  9. jimmythesaint

    jimmythesaint Member

    It's my fault, I didn't read Back Row's post properly and didn't notice his errors when he referred to it as Voyage to the Centre of the Earth! I was thinking of Journey to the Centre of the Earth and the top section. Thanks anyway and sorry!

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