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Joe Mowatt - Into the Woods

Joe’s setup for Into The Woods at the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey

“I have been teaching private percussion lessons at County College for the past four years. It’s always a challenge to configure a percussion set up with different space and volume limitations. The theatre at CCM seats about 500 and has no actual orchestra pit. For this show the band was seated in the sunken area in front of the stage. Due to the close proximity to the audience, it is necessary to play sensitively to blend with the performers on stage. It was a pleasure to play Stephen Sondheim’s wonderful music and Jonathan Tunick’s orchestration!”

Here is Joe’s instrument list:
  • Deagan 3 Octave Xylophone
  • Deagan 2.5 Octave Orchestra Bells
  • Zildjian 2 octaves crotales
  • 1 Chime Note
  • 29” and 26” Ludwig Symphonic Timpani
  • 32” Ludwig Concert Bass Drum
  • 10”, 12” and 13” Ludwig Concert Toms
  • 14” X 5” Yamaha Beech Custom Snare Drum
  • 13” X 6.5” Yamaha Musashi Snare Drum
  • 16” and 17” Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz Crash Cymbals
  • 10” Sabian HHX Evolution Splash Cymbal
  • 13” Sabian HHX Groove Hats (fixed)
  • 7” and 4” Sabian Hand Hammered Triangles (7” on Miller Machine)
  • Zildjian Finger Cymbal on Miller Machine
  • LP Large and Medium Granite Blocks
  • LP Large Jam Block
  • CP Timbale Cowbell
  • Carroll Sound Bell Tree
  • Weiss Ratchet Effect
  • Anvil Effect