Journey to Jordan
Level: Easy-Medium/Grade III Players: 8 Length: 3:19 State Lists: TX
Instrumentation: Bells, Vibraphone, Xylophone, (2) Marimbas, Timpani, Snare Drum,
Cowbell, Shaker, Suspended Cymbal
Journey to Jordan is a percussion ensemble I composed for my middle school students a few years ago. In crafting the piece, I wanted the main melody to be very lyrical and I wanted the “hit spots” of the song to be strong and forceful. My intention of the piece is for young percussionists to have a percussion ensemble that teaches some basic ensemble fundamentals, yet entertaining and fun for the kids to play.
Journey to Jordan is dedicated to my son, Jordan.