Simple Samba by Kent Helgesen

#percussionists:Minimum 4 ( se instrumentation)

Percussion instruments needed:Basic instrumentation: xylophone, vibraphone* and marimba. Bells can double part of xylophone melody (no separate part). Accompaniment ad lib(no written parts included): drum-set, congas,percussion...

Other instrumentalists:If you want to you can double bass marimba part with bass guitar. Flute, trumpet or saxophone can play in unison with the xylophone melody.

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Information on the piece:* The vibraphone part is devided between two players with 2 mallets each but can be played by one 4 mallet player.
Vibraphone should be played 8va basso when possible.

Information on the composer: Throughout his 25 years as a percussion teacher in Sweden Kent Helgesen has been writing studies and other music for his student percussion ensembles, constantly improving them and adding ideas earned from rehearsals and performances. Simple Samba is one of these pieces.
Kent worked for ten years at the Partille music school with students ages 10 to 18. For 15 years now, he has been a percussion teacher of the music profile at the Hvitfedska upper secondary school in Gothenburg. Since 1997 Kent is also a part time teacher at the School of Music and Music Education, Gothenburg University.

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