Posted By : TimoPalm
Piece Title : Dance of the Storms
No. of times Viewed (January 2019) :18
Total No. of times Viewed :466
No. of Media Uploads :0(Videos -0, MP3 - 0, Photos - 0)
Dificulty Rating :
Level : high school
Composer / Arranger : Cadirao, Matt
Composer / Arranger Details:
Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Bells / Chimes / Crash Cymbals / Marching Bass Drum (x4) / Marching Snare Drum / Marching Tenor Drums / Tambourine / Temple Blocks (Set of) / Vibraphone / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : Fred Mariano
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Score Exchange
Publishers Website
Publisher Details : Score Exchange allows composers to self-publish and sell or give away their compositions to a world-wide audience.
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 / 
Duration :2Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :
Sheet Music Available From :www.      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

 "Dance of the Storms was composed at the request of friend and fellow musician Fred Mariano for the newly formed Kapolei High School �Hurricanes� Winterline. I provided the concept as well mallet/auxiliary percussion parts, and Fred composed an impressive and challenging battery (marching drumline) part. This title really only relates to the fact that Kapolei High`s mascot is the hurricane; no dance forms or styles were used or consulted, but the �storm� aspect suggested a structure of fast-slow-fast (the calm eye of the storm surrounded by fierce winds and weather), which became incorporated in the three-movement form.

Musically, much of this piece includes elements of Balinese and Central Javanese gamelan: Gongs and cymbals create a quasi-colotomic punctuation style, common in gamelan. The pelog and slendro tuning systems are emulated using pitches from the Western tempered scale. For example, the Javanese piece srepegan Kemuda (laras slendro pathet sanga), opening the second movement, uses only the notes C, D, F, G, and A, a pentatonic scale. Also, loud accented chords in Balinese gong kebyar are incorporated in the other movements despite the somewhat limited mallet ensemble. Additionally, the xylophone, glockenspiel, and vibraphone combine to create an interlocking melody, which is later elaborated using techniques from both Balinese and Javanese gamelan. The level of elaboration is usually a result of irama, which is also incorporated using drastic tempo changes resulting in a doubling or halving of rhythms." (

Member Rating :  0Vote(s)
Rate This Piece :      
Scheduled Performances : Update
Who Venue Date Time
   Add to Favourite Add to Favourite
    Invite a friend to join PMO
     Print this page      Tell a friend
  Spot an error
  Know something about this piece? Tell Us
  Know a piece not on PMO? Post It Now!