By: Brian Aguilar
The Core is inspired by the fantastic book “Proof of Heaven” by Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon who tells of his near-death experience. In his book, the Core is an unending inky blackness filled to overflowing with the infinite healing power of the all-loving deity at the source.
Overall, this is a subtle and highly musical percussion feature, entirely in 6/8. There are some moments for the ensemble to cut loose and play loud, but these are in the middle of the piece as it is book-ended with a fade-in/fade out.
Written originally for Christy Latham and Santa Cruz HS (Santa Cruz, CA), The Core is great for a smaller ensemble, but will work for big groups just as well (with parts being doubled or tripled in the mallet section).
The Core MP3 The Core Score Sample
Bass Drums (4)
Bells 1, 2
Xylophone 1, 2