First Impressions                                                                                                             

Transient

COMPOSER:  Wes Stephens

MEDIUM:  Steel Band

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  3

DURATION:  2:30

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PROGRAM NOTES:

First Impressions was written for the University of Oklahoma Steel Band, directed by Andrew Richardson, for their 2011-12 performance season.

PERFORMANCE NOTES:

  1. Feel free to manipulate the form of the piece to fit your particular needs and strengths. Improvised solos are permitted and encouraged.
  2. Although the drumset part is fully notated, it is merely a suggestion. It is meant to facilitate an accurate performance in the given style. Drummers who are comfortable improvising in various styles may want to experiment with various comping patterns and fill ideas for this piece.
  3. Additional percussion other than what is notated in the score may be used if desired.

INSTRUMENTATION:

Leads

Double Tenors

Double Seconds

Guitars/Cellos

Tenor Basses

Basses

Percussion (optional): Reco-Reco (Guiro), Ganza (Shaker), Agogo Bells

Drumset