Tim Benjamin

composer, writer, storyteller

It's A Trap!


Commissioned by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), It's A Trap is a short work for solo snare drum (aimed at ABRSM Grade 8 level) in which the performer (over the course of four short movements) approaches the snare drum - as if it is a trap (i.e., a "snare") - disarms it, and then plays triumphantly upon it.

  1. Approach

  2. Inspection

  3. Disarming

  4. Success!

The work requires a range of unusual techniques, and benefits also from the performer acting out the part of a trap-disarmer.


5 minutes


Snare drum


Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music


"It's A Trap" performed by Chris Brannick

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