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City RainItem #: HL.04002014
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Composed by Judith Zaimont.
BandQuest Series Grade 4.5. American Composers Forum ¯ Concert Band. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 4-5. 9x12 inches. Published by American Composers Forum. (HL.04002014)
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In her tone poem City Rain, Judith Zaimont captures the spirit and vitality of a summer shower as it falls on a busy city street. This piece draws a lively picture of a passing storm and is unified by the jazz-like rhythmic motive based on the pattern of the title words city rain. Zaimont paints the image of rain through the rhythmic motive and the use of body percussion and alternative instruments (such as tapping patterns on music stands). As the music unfolds, each section of the band is spotlighted at different times. The instruments also join together to produce layers of sound that create interesting and complex jazz chords.