Amazonian Rainforest (Simplified Version)
Style: Ethnic | Difficulty: Medium Easy | Grade: 2+ / 3-
Composed by: Key Poulan, Shawn Glyde and Dan Bryan
Originally commissioned by: Williamstown H.S., Williamstown, New Jersey - Jim McAloon, Director
Published By: Key Poulan Music
Amazonian Rainforest is a show that transports us to one of the most exotic, dangerous, thrilling, mesmerizing and beautiful places on earth. The descriptive sounds permeating the production help the audience create an image in their minds of the Amazon River and the deep, tangled forest that offers a surprise around every tree.
Mvt. 1: "Through the Rainforest/The Anaconda" kicks off with a flurry of excitement as an intrepid crew of adventurers hacks their way through the dense jungle foliage and finds themselves face-to-face with a giant anaconda. You will feel your heart beat faster as the giant snake reveals its discontent with being disturbed.
Mvt. 2: "Rainfall Through the Canopy" brings our racing heartbeats back down to under a few hundred beats per minute. The jungle is almost silent and still except for the rustling leaves being caressed by the falling rain through the canopy of the trees. The audience and performers relax, enjoying the hypnotic effect of the bouncing raindrops on the forest floor.
Mvt. 3: "The Yagua Natives Hunt With Their Pucunas" takes a look at the Yagua tribe of natives who still hunt with Pucunas, a form of blowgun that shoot poisoned darts. The music is as intense as the chase of the prey, melodic lines shooting to and fro as if flying on the fins of the darts. By the end of the production, you will feel emotionally spent as the music succeeds in taking you as close to such a hunt as you would ever dare be.
Show Specific Add-Ons
Many KPM shows are now available with effective drill. The drill options include stock, modified stock or custom drill packages and are all reasonably priced. Drill comes pre-designed for small, medium and large bands and can be modified to your instrumentation by the writer. Custom drills are also available!
T-Shirts with officially licensed "show specific" artwork by Key Poulan Music are available for as little as $12.00!
Sound Effects are available for this show in a high quality AIFF format! The sound effects include: We have a fully produced KPMSoundFX® CD for this show!
ClickTrax are pre-recorded click tracks designed for indoor and outdoor rehearsals. The ensemble will be able to rehearse with perfect performance tempi, accelerandos, rallentandos, and ritardandos. ClickTrax have count-off clicks and start at every possible drill phrase of the show which saves hours of rehearsal time! ClickTrax are available for this show in a high quality mp3 format!
SmartMusic® files are available for those of you who use SmartMusic® as a means for student evaluation.
Show appropriate flag designs are available for your color guard! Our flag designs support the intended concept of a show by Key Poulan Music.
Guard Costume Designs enhance the overall look and feel of the color guard! Create visual interest and be remembered by designs which give you a fully produced package for a show by Key Poulan Music.
General Add Ons
Be prepared all year long with a warm up program designed to develop warm up, tune, and rehearse ensemble fundamentals needed for a successful musical performance for all Key Poulan Music works.
There's nothing like a great backfield performance of previous Santa Clara Vanguard chord progressions that are designed to energize not only the members of your band but the audience as well.
The cornerstone program of Key Poulan's musical successes as a band director. This extremely comprehensive, self-paced individualized music skills program is designed to foster the development of high school students into solidly literate musicians.