Dance Suite is a hodgepodge of some of my favorite musical styles. The opening movement, "Tango," is an homage to the music of Astor Piazzolla. The melody, first presented in the horn, seems to
First Impressions was written for the University of Oklahoma Steel Band, directed by Andrew Richardson, for their 2011-12 performance season.
Four African Dances was composed in 2006 while the composer was a student at Missouri Western State University. The work is through composed and has four sections, each with their own distinct
Depending on where you strike a steelpan note, you will get a range of timbres including a punchy fundamental, a rich overtone wash, and a tone similar to a gong. I wanted to compose a study with these
Mr. Beat, A.B.D. is the untold story of an acquaintance of musicians everywhere who has not yet gotten around to finishing his doctoral dissertation. He is an odd, lopsided fellow, switching
My Mind's Attic is a suite of six short movements for solo lead steelpan. Composed by Robert Martin for pan player Jason Baskin, the movements are distinguished by their individual musical
The Politicians is a humorous parody on politics written in a march style. Quirky percussion parts serve to highlight the comical nature of the piece.
Pop Music Drumming by Chris Bates is a necessary resource for any serious drum set player wanting to study styles such as Rock, Funk, Soul, Country, Hip-Hop and Pop. Each chapter gives a brief
Raiz (pronounced heiss) is the name of an acrobatic kick in the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira. Although it would not be functional within a truly combative situation, within the context of a
I wrote String Quartet No. 1during the spring of 2011. The work consists of four separate movements. There's a quarter-tone four-note theme which sounds in all movements except the second, which is
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