Mary Poppins - Nick Apivor

Nick Apivor's combined set up for Mary Poppins at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Nick Apivor's combined set up for Mary Poppins at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.Nick Apivor's combined set up for Mary Poppins at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.Nick Apivor's combined set up for Mary Poppins at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.Nick Apivor's combined set up for Mary Poppins at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

"As I was the only percussionist I needed to cover both percussion 1, and 2, books. This was a challenge so compromises needed to be made. Three triangle parts were played on one triangle, crotale parts were played on the glockenspiel, finger cymbal parts were played on a triangle.

The use of electronics (malletKAT and Roland Octapad) really helped make it possible to cover most of the cues.

This was an extremely fun show to play. The music is well written and the percussion is so integral to the show."

Drums:

  • Yamaha 20" Bass Drum
  • Yamaha 12" Rack Tom
  • Yamaha 14" Floor Tom

Snare:

  • Premier 14" Snare Drum

Cymbals:

  • Sabian 20" Ride
  • Sabian 14" Crash
  • Sabian 14" Hi-Hats
  • Sabian 10" China Splash
  • Sabian 10" Splash

Percussion:

  • Ludwig Concert Bass Drum
  • Deagan Glockenspiel
  • LP Bongos
  • TreeWorks Chimes
  • Meinl Headliner Chimes
  • LP Bell Tree
  • LP Granite Blocks
  • LP Cowbell
  • JCR Cowbell
  • Miller Machine with a Grover Triangle
  • Washboard
  • Saucepan (for toy drum)
  • LP Cricket
  • Spoons
  • Danmar Whip
  • LP Tambourine

Electronics:

  • MalletKAT with Roland Module for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibes, Tubular Bells and Tympani
  • Roland Octapad SPD 20 for Gong, Tam-Tam, Guiro, Cuica, Wind Chimes, Cabasa and Whip

Mary Poppins - International - Nick Apivor
December 2015

Nick Apivor's combined set up for Mary Poppins at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

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