Rocky Point Holiday

Grade 6

Item #: B-B04614     Status: Available

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

Rocky Point Holiday is a showcase for the concert band. It was one of the earliest works to expand the coloristic use of the percussion family.

The score requires as many as ten percussionists, including a significant celesta/piano part. The marimba writing is particularly extensive and virtuosic. Harp adds to the coloristic nature of the music and should be included even if synthesized.

A challenge for the conductor will be to maintain a dynamic balance between the percussion and the full ensemble while clearly hearing individual percussive colors and motives.