Voice of the Amazon
Composed by: Rob Stein
Percussion by:Nathan Langford
Grade: 3.5 (out of 4)
*The second and third movement of the show are meant to seamlessly transition into each other.
*We can easily change the title, instrumentation or level of difficulty to fit your needs!
Take your audience on a journey through the jungle with "Voice of the Amazon." This exciting production features earthy 12/8 grooves, high definition electronics and powerful open chords to take your audience away from the football field and into the rainforest. Bright colors, creative costumes and various jungle themed props like trees and ropes can be utilized to bring the show to life.
1. The Voice of the Amazon
The show begins with high definition, professional electronic samples that immediately put the audience in the middle of the jungle, with the support of the front ensemble and a saxophone quintet. We transition into a percussion based 12/8 groove, leading into powerful open chords that will rattle the stands with energy. Various time signatures and key centers are used throughout the first production, providing ample variety and visual possibilities. This movement utilizes two saxophone small groups, which can be kept as small groups, or expanded to the entire section.
2. Heart of the Jungle
The second movement begins with a small brass group utilizing open tonal structures and beautiful melody in the trumpet, that is then echoed throughout the wind ensemble. Thick, luscious chords carry us through the impact, after which a trumpet soloists echoes the melody once more, leading us seamlessly into the percussion feature and closer.
The final movement begins seamlessly with a grooving percussion feature, transitioning into recapitulations of the opening melodies by the winds. Layering in, we build to the final impact of the show, ending with the same powerful chords as the opener, reminding the audience of the journey we've taken through the amazon from beginning to end.
This show was originally commissioned for Warren High School in Downey, CA.
Regional exclusivity and performance rights included.
*Individual movements from this show, as well as any other individual movement from another show on our site, may be purchased by themselves or mixed and matched with others to make your show.