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
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.
Conjuring up the energy and mystery of the nighttime beach performers on the exotic islands of Thailand, this quartet is perfect for contest or recital performances.
This stirring marimba quartet is meant to represent a "choose-your-own audio adventure" rather than any specific fictional creation. The drama within the piece is created through the use of several
This collection of eight pieces for buckets (and shaker, pot lid and large plastic bin) offers rhythm music spanning grade easy to medium-advanced levels. The variety in difficulty makes this collection
A tightly constructed piece featuring a solo snare drummer and percussion trio. Loaded with serious groove and artistry in all parts. Sure to please all around!
Nola-Béla-Sowega for percussion quartet was inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition and the rhythmically vibrant works of Béla Bartók. The work follows
One vibraphone and four players! Awesomely inventive - if you are looking for a great mallet quartet for your students but have limited instruments, SyncoShift is the piece for you!
Crystal Cathedral was inspired by the famous building of the same name in Garden Grove, California. The structure is made of steel with over 12,000 panes of glass and houses one of the largest pipe
Quadrinomial is written for four players with four drums, four mallets, and four wire brushes. A variety of mallet techniques are applied to create an arrangement of timbres shared between each
Inspired by the Battle of Hoth in "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back," Under Attack! is an exciting battery percussion quartet sure to get your heart pumping. May the 7/8 be
Inspired by the landscape of the composer's hometown of Medellin, Columbia, Paisaje Accidentado is a single-movement piece with a variety of moods and dissolve into one another. The piece also has
A splendid arrangement of our National Anthem set for four players on two marimbas! Truly inspiring!
Fanfare and Romance is a powerful concert-style piece for percussion quartet. The fanfare section is a majestic combination of unison bombast and militaristic layering. The romance section is
In Guac is Extra, John Herndon has done a fantastic job of providing an engaging piece for young percussionists to dialog with traditional Latin percussion instruments without their needing
This piece challenges students to sound as one, creating a unique experience for the audience. Calling for only 4 players, each using one tom, the piece portrays just what the title suggests, existence and
In the key of D, this arrangement will also work on any mallet instrument combination. Some meter variation and well placed dynamics make this an interesting piece to teach as well as play.
An elementary quartet for snare drum, two High Toms, Two Low Toms and Bass Drum.
Proving the idea that what goes around comes around is exactly right, Chris Carmean's piece has four players on one marimba with additional percussion. The players continually move around the instrument in
This challenging quartet focuses on frequent interactions of polyrhythms and quintuplets, with a small instrumentation allowing for a variety of programming options.
Fever Dream is a colorful battery percussion quartet that draws inspiration from the composer's personal experience with a cycle of post-apocalyptic nightmares that a accompanied a nasty bout of
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