The Tell-Tale Heart
Enjoy reacquainting yourself with Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" with this exciting, programmatic musical telling of the story! The main motif in Poe's story of The Tell-Tale Heart is, of course, the heart beating from under the floorboards, reminding the narrator of that which he has done. In musical terms, this motif translates ever-so-perfectly into the percussion section, where (in this work), the concert bass drum becomes the absolute central character to this great programmatic work for Flex Band instrumentation. Performable by as few as 5 wind players and 2 percussionists, this piece will not only be fantastic for your classroom lesson plans but also for your concert audiences!