This work is a through-composed ten-section piece that explores two basic motifs, the first based on a G-flat Lydian mode, and the second built on an F-sharp natural minor scale. The construction of each
Bloom is a percussion ensemble for 7 players and is to be performed with the modern soundscape provided. It tells a story of a day in the life of a flower complete with blossoming, bumblebees,
Capture of the U-505 is a historically programmatic piece influenced by Richard Wagner’s use of leitmotif, a musical device in which a character, place, or idea is depicted through a musical
The Doomsday Machine is named for an episode from Star Trek. It is an aurally and visually captivating work that explores a multitude of wood, metal and membraned sounds in an explosively
Folded can be looked at as a piece of loose leaf paper folded upon itself at random. Areas of the material are now layered on top of one another in what seems like chaos and disarray, and yet
Inspired by a quote from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale Thumbelina: "The witch smiled and returned to her garden of weeds," this piece is an attempt to reconcile and contrast the imagery of
This piece is based on an ancient Breton myth in which a cathedral, submerged underwater off the coast of the Island of Ys, rises up from the sea on clear mornings when the water is transparent. Sounds can
Originally composed for solo piano, this arrangement is scored for vibraphone and marimba duet. Written for the PercaDu percussion group, this work presents challenges to be met by advanced students and
Marimba Heritage is an original composition that honors the history of solo marimba literature. Motives from many well-known marimba solos are woven into this new composition. All of these
Passage is a keyboard percussion sextet scored for four marimbas and two vibraphones. The piece showcases the rich character of the instruments with thick, low sustained chords and fast
The Passenger tells the story of a man who leaves town for an experience away from the ordinary. The vessel of transportation is a train, indicated by the glissandi in the bells, tympani, and the
A gripping work both rhythmically and melodically, Purge is appropriate for an advanced ensemble. The vibraphone is featured, but the other six parts contribute almost equally.
The Surface of Life was the third prize recipient in the 2008 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest and is dedicated to University of North Texas percussion professor Christopher Deane.
This work for five timpani will prove to be enjoyable to audiences and performers alike. The simple yet engaging melody and bass line and accompaniment of the left hand are transformed in four variations
Each player needs 5 drums that are graduated in size. Any kind of drum setup can be used by each player as long as the 4 highest pitches match in timbre.
Vertigo is a piece is in six sections, delineated by tempo and texture. Vertigo is defined as a disordered state in which the individual or his environs seem to whirl dizzily. The
Vespertine Formations explores ways of creating a sense of sustain on four marimbas through extensive use of stretto and imitation. Rather than approaching an ensemble such as this in a traditional
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