Black Rainbow is a work for 6 solo percussionists and symphonic band (piano in this version) that explores the elusive and mystical moonbow, a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of
Nick Werth’s Boom Bap is an advanced ensemble piece for percussion sextet. The term “boom bap” refers to an onomatopoeia for the prominent percussive sounds in hip-hop: kick and
Simple, playable melodies and a Bossa groove combine to form this crowd-pleasing percussion sextet. It is scored for two unspecified mallet instruments, claves, bongos, two timpani, and suspended
This piece is scored for six percussionists with push brooms! Add in the optional staging and choreography, and this will be the hit of your concert!
Put your mallet players in the spotlight with this popular classical theme! This one really moves along, using dynamics and clean scoring to create a quick, light sound. The audience won't be able to
True to its name, Epic Proportions is a sextet with bombast and tenacious energy. The piece moves through many feels and time signatures with rhythmic motives derived from the syllables of its
An excellent feature for young groups, Jamaican Sunrise has an authentic island flavor, and offers opportunities for single-measure solos and duets for snare drum, claves, and timpani.
Mas Fuerte, loosely translated, means "more loudness" or "more force." The piece is a study in unpitched loudness, and reflects a strong Afro-Caribbean influence, specifically influences of
The driving pulse for which Koto drumming is known permeates this fun piece for young ensemble. It is scored for six performers, and all the instruments are unpitched.
It ain't rocket science... or maybe it is! You may not have guessed, but astronautical engineers love fun music just as much as the rest of us. Watch out for flying pocket protectors and airborne glasses as
Part action-packed spy thriller, part bluesy groove, Rogue Agent is an approachable percussion ensemble piece for six or more players. Four-mallet technique is limited to comfortable chords, and
Here is a highly visual and entertaining piece for six percussionists each with a stool, drum head, and a single drum stick. Techniques include playing the stools with the sticks, the head with the
Intense, high energy piece for six to eight percussionists in the tradition of Japanese Taiko drumming. Scored for non-pitched instruments.
A beautifully written, classically oriented multi-movement work for six players. The parts are woven well, and, while each percussionists plays multiple instruments, the set ups are relatively small making
Geared towards younger ensembles, Traumatic Chromatic focuses on playing a fast chromatic scale through isolating whole tones in each hand. The result is not only an effective study in this
Under the INfluence calls for a complex and thoughtful instrumentation using an expansive array of implements and performance techniques. The musical material was influenced by everything from drum
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