Rhythm of the Nations: The Dragon King, Conductor Score (Eighth Note Publications) (Paperback)
The Dragon King, China's first emperor, was crowned in 221 BC. He unified the various states throughout the country and led with an iron hand. His ambitions saw no boundaries. Some of the massive projects he ordered were the construction of the Great Wall of China, a new palace, and an enormous tomb containing the famous Terracotta Army. This work captures the grandeur and boldness of this leader and features colorful percussion parts to support the big sustained brass and wind writing. The use of the pentatonic scale gives this piece an Asian feel, perfect for your next concert or contest.