Curious Surroundings was written as a way to represent the local folklore of the mysterious North Carolina mountains. The piece comprises three varying sections, each inspired by an infamous ghost
Composed for five multiple percussion set-ups. Mixed meter and tempo throughout. Challenging and interesting work for intermediate to advanced percussionists
Riba-roja de Túria is a festive overture for percussion quintet. This piece captures the energy, festive atmosphere and joyful spirit of Las Fallas, a traditional celebration held in
Occam's Razor is an exciting virtuosic work for solo marimba and percussion ensemble accompaniment. The title refers to the principle of the same name used in problem-solving, stating that when
The metallic sound of the bells and vibraphones combined with the warm, woody sound of the marimbas expresses the wonder and mysteriousness of the angels who are ever-present in our lives. Fluctuating
Stephen Primatic’s Five on Five is an aggressive mallet ensemble piece for 5 players on one 5-octave marimba. Because of the number of players, each performer must be aware of their space and
Here is a rhythmically driven work for advanced mallet quintet. The piece is primarily in 5/8 with the focus on the eighth note, but shifts frequently to other meters. Accents and ostinato
Gray Fox Rag adds Ryan Garner's own flavor to the genre of ragtime. However; like the gray fox itself, the piece is not what it seems. The piece explores some odd phrases of seven bars as well as a
Piece for Ghana is written for 5 Djembes, however, you may substitute other drums as needed. This piece is intended to introduce players to djembe playing techniques. There is a description of
With spiraling melodic passages and unique color combinations between instruments, Aequilibrium is sure to entrance audiences and performers alike.
Quintessential Quintets is a collection of three drum-oriented pieces for 5 young percussionists. Using limited, flexible instrumentation, these works will help student grow as musicians while
A Lion Dance is a traditional dance form found in Chinese culture and other Asian countries. Skilled performers mimic a lion's movements in an ornamented costume. Lion Dances are performed throughout the
Here is an advanced work for percussion quintet. It employs an arsenal of non-pitched instruments and a variety of tuplets that blur the ever-changing meter.
Brian Blume's compositions have a way of connecting to listeners in a visceral way, while also providing effective educational opportunities in teaching environments. Persistence definitely fits
Rhythmically involved with tons of clever interplay, Vesuvius will engage your audience from the first note to the last. The piece is set for five percussionists. The setups are small and
This audience pleaser by Dan Moore answers the question, "Can a trash can be elegant?" Pun intended, yes it can. The piece contains all the street-level timbres of a trash can ensemble with
This piece makes use of common percussion instruments to explore various Brazilian styles. Students will learn how the syncopated rhythms complement and interact with each other. Perfect for concert or
The Cryptic Blue Planet Lake was written as a vehicle for middle school percussion students to practice non-conducted chamber music performance, phrasing on indefinitely pitched percussion
Post-Sunrise is a flowing, post-rock-style quintet scored for glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, vibraphone, two marimbas, djembe, and ankle bells. The work was composed during the summer of
Based on a piano work by Leopold Mozart, Anglaise Melody is perfect for any middle school program. It calls for five players but only one marimba, xylophone, and bells are needed.
Named after a large-scale industrial sculpture by Richard Serra, Tilted Spheres is a powerhouse unpitched percussion quintet that takes listeners and performers on a sonic journey through many
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