Inspired by the percussive mallet music of Uganda, each player in this unique piece uses 2 mallets, and all three players play on one 5-octave marimba. Numerous melo-rhythmic lines interlock to form an
Amber Eyes is a medium-tempo soca in ABA form with a good amount of syncopation throughout the ensemble that just makes you want to dance! Written for four parts with a split in the tenor, it is an
Challenging duet for two accomplished performers. Lots of notes, lots of musical nuance required. A great workout!
Blue Alert explores the interplay between the three tuned mallet percussion instruments. Throughout the work, we hear snippets of well-known songs that reference New York City. Tension is created
This title, scored for 8 to 13+ players, was designed to be a flexible composition for junior high programs that desire to introduce students to percussion ensemble. It can be performed by players with
This is a challenging three movement concerto for marimba and orchestra written for Will Hudgins and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The orchestration is colorful but light, leaving space for the natural
Scored for four or five players, this ensemble is a rudimental fantasy which utilizes themes from three traditional snare drum compositions: Three Camps; The Downfall of Paris and
This piece, scored for five players, is an exploration into the subtleties of the sounds of both metal and wood. Grounded by a rhythmic theme that is heard both in the beginning and again toward the end of
The word fantasia has been defined as a piece where free flight of fancy prevails over contemporary conventions of form or style. The piece usually has an improvisatory character. The term can also
Here is the second-place winner of the 2015 PAS Italy Composition Contest. In this challenging solo, several different contrasts in timbre are achieved by using the normal playing area as well as the rim
Inspired by a trip to the Galapagos Islands, this is an accessible five movement suite for the intermediate to advanced level performer.
Gray 102 is a timpani solo for four drums which features subtlety as its core. Through the use of quiet dynamics, short melodic motives, ringing chords, and a nod to funk-influenced bass lines, the
From Robert Cohen's Homeland Security Suite for Percussion, Green Alert is the lowest level on the Homeland Security Advisory System, a level that is unlikely to be attained.
Inspired by NEXUS' first concert tour of Japan. Solo xylophone with mallet ensemble or piano accompaniment.
Consistent left hand bass pattern keeps pushing this challenging tune forward. It is a great contemporary composition in an early jazz style. It requires four mallets and advanced vibraphone
Juice Blenders is a bass-driven calypso written with a happy island flair. A catchy melody and tight harmonies make this a very memorable song. This tune builds with intensity throughout until the
Latin Looks is scored in a lively Latin-rock groove for two marimbas, percussion and bass. The piece can be played as a duet with accompaniment track, or without the recorded accompaniment and
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