In this medium-advanced work for percussion quartet, wood, skin, and metal instruments are used to represent rock, paper, and scissors. Each has its own musical personality. The woods play hocketed 16th
Originally written in 2017 for a small jazz combo, this piece has been brilliantly re-orchestrated here for four marimbists on two shared instruments, resulting in tighter rhythmic precision and a
Here is a fantastic arrangement of Married Life, the Oscar-winning main theme from Pixar's "Up." Composer Michael Giacchino perfectly captures the sentiment and poignancy of the film's opening
Canon Fodder was written as a reflection on the current climate of our social, educational, and ecological systems, where untold damage is being done. This unyielding quartet features a homogeneous
No equipment? No problem! Floor Play uses no traditional instrumentation and requires only body percussion including foot stomps, thigh slaps, handclaps, and finger snaps. With a fun, interactive
A beautiful and captivating piece that uses only simple elements. When each mallet part is isolated, it is constructed of very simple musical material. However, when, all of the parts are combined, they
Arranged here for marimba quartet, the overture to "Ruslan and Lyudmila" is one of Mikhail Glinka's most indelible pieces. In it, he presents two contrasting themes that are developed throughout the work.
Changing Winds takes its influence from the turbulence of the fall of 2016. Each player in this quartet has an independent role, and their musical stories develop as the piece progresses. The
A tribute to the composer's father, who was a used car salesman by day and a dance band drummer by night. It is a complex but highly entertaining composition that creates a musical landscape reflecting upon
A light and airy piece for mallet quartet. The introduction is dream-like in a four feel. The body of the piece is a playful waltz. It ends the way it starts and drifts off to a satisfying final unison. A
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik is a quintessential piece from the Classical period. It combines very stable harmonies with very clear resolutions, a strong sense of melody and
A quartet for mallet instruments and toms inspired by the music, chanting, and energy of the 2017 Women's March. Each member of the ensemble has the opportunity to play both a mallet instrument and toms.
Here is a quartet version of Daughtrey's popular percussion ensemble. Featuring a balanced ensemble of keyboard and battery percussion, Mercury Rising is, in essence, a double fugue that gives all
A quirky and exciting work for marimba quartet. The piece showcases every aspect of the marimba, from its ability to hum softly to its power and ferocity.
The title Bon Temps comes from the Louisiana saying, "Laissez les bon temps rouler" or "Let the good times roll." Enjoy!
This is a contemporary ensemble that features a wide range of colors and textures based around a rondo form using as many variants on the seven groove as possible. Each performer plays a tambourine, giving
A groovy, engaging percussion quartet for three keyboards and drum set.
In the spirit of acts such as Stomp and Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, here is a novelty piece that requires nothing more than 4 to 8 players, and a collection of plastic grocery
Covering the Musser/Stevens grip and including strokes, exercises, etudes and solos, Marimba for Four is a fantastic kick-starter for those interested in the four-mallet world!
Taking its aesthetic cue from Taiko and Kyoto-style drumming by using floating arm motions, Taiko a la Tom-Tom features four percussionists, each with a single tom. The musical material
Perpetuo, as the title suggests, is largely made up of driving 16th-note figures that cohere from player to player, creating the feeling of constant motion. The piece was written for young
Crystals was composed for young percussionists who have been living in a world of battery percussion and are now taking their first steps into mallet playing. Each performer is given a limited
This arrangement of Edward Elgar’s Nimrod affords young mallet players the opportunity to experience and perform one of the standard orchestral repertoire's most beautiful and iconic pieces.
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