Carol of the Drum

from by Brian Blume

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Also known as “The Little Drummer Boy,” this carol tells of a poor young boy when he was summoned by the Magi to the nativity. Without a gift for the baby Jesus, he played his drum with Mary’s approval, recalling, “I played my best for him,” and “He smiled at me.”

One of the beauties of the marimba is that it is both melodic and inherently percussive. This virtuosic arrangement utilizes both qualities to represent the little drummer boy.


from Let It Snow, released November 19, 2012
Words & music by Katherine Davis. Published by EMI Mills Music, Inc.



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Brian Blume Lakeland, Florida

Composer, percussionist, and educator, Brian currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL). As a composer, Brian has works published by Tapspace, drop6, and PercMaster. Brian earned MM and BM degrees in performance from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. ... more

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