The Making of the Drum

Bob Chilcott
Vocal score
In stock


for SATB and percussion instruments (4 sand blocks (optional), 2 rainsticks, 2 claves, 1 shaker, and a low-pitched tomtom played with hard sticks) OR SATB and low-pitched tomtom played with hard sticks, and marimba.
This unusual and highly effective choral cantata in five sections uses poems which are a celebration of how the living spirit of the drum is brought alive. This is an exuberant and rhythmic work, and hugely exciting.
All percussion is played by members of the chorus. The unpitched percussion parts are printed in the vocal score.
Vocal scores and the marimba part are available on sale or hire/rental.


  • The Skin
  • The Barrel of the Drum
  • The Two Curved Sticks of the Drummer
  • Gourds and Rattles
  • TheGong-Gong

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193355224
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 40
Duration: 12 Mins
Publication Date: 15/07/1999
ISBN: 9780193355224
Format: 279x216
Voices: SATB
Force: SATB & percussion
Level of difficulty: B-C


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