'Groovelocity' was composed for the Percussion Arts Ensemble. This advanced work for three players has it all: a jazz feel, a mysterious section, perpetual motion, a more abstract section, and fast music. The title, a combination of two dynamic words, embodies the spirit of the work, which begins mysteriously and builds to a driving finish.
Percussion 1: crotales, claves, mounted tambourine, snare drum, temple blocks, large tam-tam, splash cymbals, cymbals, triangles, small ice bell, tom-toms, pedal bass drum, large bass drum
Percussion 2: vibraphone, hand-held tambourine, tin cans, large tam-tam, splash cymbals, cymbals, triangles, small ice bell, cowbells, brake drum, bongos, conga