Bombasticus Cachophonosaurus utilizes a four measure theme that is traded between players and is supported with antiphonal patterns. The B section has a thinner texture that allows the antiphonal
Koshinski's piece for two-mallet marimba combines lyric melody and polyrhythmic dexterity between the hands, giving the piece an improvisational Latin flavor. Fantastic for
Circuit Breaker, scored for percussion sextet, functions as a concertino for percussion duo with percussion quartet accompaniment. While there is no set program, the impetus for the piece came from
Continuous Line of Evenness by Dave Gerhart is a challenging and highly entertaining work for four unaccompanied timpani. It calls for several modern performance techniques including
Glass Jungle refers to the plethora of skyscrapers and apartment buildings combined with the frenzy of New York City life. In several instances, the feel changes abruptly through the use of himiola
Here is a wonderfully layered solo for snare drum and kick drum. The snare drum part allows the soloist to show off their musicality and finger dexterity, while the kick drum part gets
The MassChap 2010 Xylophone Collection contains 32 pieces by winners of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society's xylophone etude competition.
This lyrical work for unaccompanied four-mallet marimba derives its charm from a native Taiwanese folk song.
This book is, in essence, a collection of stately marches. The use of French-style syncopated accents within groupings and combinations of quintuplets counterbalances the solidity of the American rudiments
The PAS MassChap 2008 Snare Drum Collection was compiled in preparation for the MassChap 2008 Day Of Percussion. It includes forty fantastic etudes for snare drum. Eleven works are by
In 1974 Pat Metheny introduced a new voice into the jazz world by replacing the traditional jazz guitar sound with rock chords and layering quick, synchronized passages over smooth synthesizer lines and
Here is a concert solo containing all the delight and intricacy that its French title implies. With its constantly changing meter, variety of tuplets, and French-styled rudiments, Petite
Prelude Nuevo was inspired by some of the composer's favorite musical preludes. Preludes by Frederic Chopin and Clair Omar Musser are among them. The piece is meant to stand on its
Rancho Jubilee is the name of a Dominican restaurant in Washington Heights, New York. It’s fun décor and lively atmosphere mixed with Latin and Caribbean influences provided a nice
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