percussion section


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the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments

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Heading the percussion section of Juan Luis Guerra and 440 is Juan de la Cruz (Chocolate) a master of the tambora (traditional merengue drum), the timbal and bongo.
Indeed, all three of their sets of their excellent programme, put together by their musical director John Roberts included some popular work like John Williams' Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Strike up the Band, Bach's Toccata in D Minor which featured some brilliant work from the percussion section and concluding with William Walton's Crown Imperial, most recently heard at the wedding of William and Catherine.
Joining Mangual and Sabater in the percussion section la master conguero Eddie Montalvo.
One she is unlikely to forget from her early days as a flautist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic was a curly-haired lad who took to hanging around the orchestra, showing a particular fascination for the percussion section.
The famous last two movements, March to the Scaffold and Dream of a Witches' Sabbath, enabled the Orchestra of Opera North to demonstrate its full panache and there should be a special word for the percussion section and some truly terrifying bass drum rolls.
Julio Barroso heads the musical direction from the piano chair, with the aid of trumpeter Eloy Abreu, tres guitarist Miguelito Martinez, and an impressive percussion section led by Enrique Lazaga Jr.
Spectacular the piece may well be, not least because of its huge percussion section, but this was an account brimming with musical virtues, and one which earned his players the conductor's enthusiastic gratitude, especially superb hornist Claire Briggs in this, her last concert with the orchestra.
They were delighted to be awarded first place in the competition as well as the prize for Best Percussion section - another prize the band were awarded 12 months ago.
He featured Barretto and his Latin percussion section, plus a four-trumpet section, with arrangements by pianists Artie Azenzer and Gil Lopez (who also wrote four of the tracks).
Chaste and modest here, Rattle's CBSO expanded to accommodate a huge percussion section and the visceral sounds of jazz cellars, guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Martin Robertson and drummer Peter Erskine improvising around the tight orchestral structures of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Blood On The Floor.
This talented musician also shares his skills with a new generation of young players, teaching the percussion section of the National Children's Orchestra.
Slightly reminiscent of the super brass groups of the early seventies (Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, and Chuck Mangione), Cintron blends a tasty and firm Latin percussion section (led by the group's leader, Edgardo Cintron) with a screaming and powerful big band brass section, toped off with the smooth bilingual vocals of Rocco DePersia.
But this disc highlights his traditional roots, confirming his commitment to the symphony as a form and delivering a three-movement piano concerto which drops much contemporary baggage - not least in the absence of a percussion section apart from timpani.
With seasoned cohesion, the heartbeat of the band is in the percussion section.
Her arrival at the CBSO a week after her 22nd birthday, as the first female admitted into a professional British percussion section, prompted some cruelly sexist treatment, particularly from the then horn section, including the deliberate placing of a girlie magazine on her music-stand.