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
An elementary quartet for snare drum, two High Toms, Two Low Toms and Bass Drum.
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.
Written for cajon quartet with pedaled percussion instruments, Institutionalized is a unique and intriguing addition to the repertoire. By exploiting the many different sounds the cajon can make,
Of Hanukkah is an exciting percussion ensemble work which incorporates the games, music, and spirit of the Hanukkah celebration. Gradually weaving between four pieces, this arrangement
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
From the Inside Out was written for the students at Gurrie Middle School in LaGrange, Illinois. The students continually begged for a body percussion piece, but my focus for them was developing
Entourage is the result of a bunch of drummer friends getting together and improvising based on some preset criteria, such as layers of number groupings. It is ultimately an exploration of number
This challenging quartet focuses on frequent interactions of polyrhythms and quintuplets, with a small instrumentation allowing for a variety of programming options.
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
Featuring a variety of sound colors and a quasi-minimalist texture, Selva Luminosa is an intriguing work suitable for inclusion on a college or professional percussion recital.
Time’s Arc is Anthony DiSanza’s second concerto for darabukka. Premiered at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2013, DiSanza uses a wide range of tempos and styles,
Marimba Quartet No. 2 is a bright, energetic piece by Christopher Bradford. This work is full of rhythmic and harmonic twists and turns that weave an intricate but beautiful web for four players on
Tink was written for small instruments to be played with tiny implements, giving it a light but tasteful sound palette. Some sections of the piece are groove-oriented, while others are made to
Oaxacan Fantasy is a lively and colorful work for marimba quartet inspired by the music of Oaxaca, Mexico. It utilizes simple harmonies, mostly based on the pentatonic scale, in order to capture
For any class, group, or ensemble, Zavaro has crafted a four-part performance piece which uses only the human body as instrument. Slapping abdomen, thighs, and making whistle and kiss sounds, the
This collection of ten easy percussion ensemble quartets and quintets will improve the ensemble skills of developing players. Each introduces a different genre of music that is accessible to new
In Black Racer, Brian Blume has crafted an effective piece for intermediate percussion quartets to hone their chamber ensemble skills while communicating intensity and musical sensitivity. Each
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Woodstock, New York's Maverick concert series, Garry Kvistad, his wife Diane, and the Woodstock Chimes Fund commissioned this work in three movements from Peter
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