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topsy turvy

Medium: Percussion Ensemble (6-14 players)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: February 2011 
Duration: 2:40
Difficulty: Grade II

Instrumentation:
Bells & Toys (double with Vibraphone)
Xylophone & Toys (double with Marimba)
Optional Vibraphone
Optional Marimba 
Timpani (2 drums)
Snare Drum & Woodblock (double with Bongos)
2 Concert Toms & Suspended Cymbal (double with Temple Blocks)
Bass Drum & Acme Police Whistle (double with Low Tom)
Optional Toys (extracted from other players' parts) 

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Topsy Turvy Score

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Topsy Turvy for Percussion Ensemble by Nathan Daughtrey
Download full mp3 recordings: 6 Player Version | 14 Player Version

notes

Written specifically for the C. Alan Publications IGNITE Series for the Developing Percusison Ensemble, "Topsy Turvy" is meant to conjure up the magical sights and sounds under the big top of the circus. The piece features very flexible instrumentation and also provides the opportunity to 1 or 2 students to be in the spotlight playing percussion "toys," such as siren whistle, slide whistle, slapstick, duck call, ratchet, vibraslap, flexatone, brake drums, or cowbells.