Aeolian Dreams was written at a time in the composer's life when he was preparing to move across the country and begin a new career. In his own words, the piece "interweaves the reflections I felt
According to Sir Isaac Newton, aether permeated all of space and was the medium which enabled all light and energy to traverse through it. This piece attempts to encapsulate this concept through the
By choosing these two contrasting works as his wellspring - the traditional French hymn Angels We Have Heard On High and Beethoven's immortal Moonlight Sonata - the composer is able to
Animals is a loosely programmatic suite for percussion quartet in three movements by Brian Slawson. In Small, Medium, and Large, each player is assigned a specific animal name to help define their
An apotheosis is the highest or best part of something. This Apotheosis celebrates the senior recital of the composer's son and was written expressly for that purpose. Composed for two identical
Melody and rhythm marry beautifully in Paul Halley’s exuberant and joyful work made famous by the Paul Winter Consort. It is sure to be a high point of any ensemble concert!
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Avalanche Lake was inspired by views of the forest, mountains, and waterfalls that surround and lie within Glacier National Park. The piece features a standard array of percussion instruments which
Chad Heiny’s brilliant piece Bad Juju juxtaposes deep African grooves played on traditional instruments and dissonant harmonic material played on three marimbas to create a feeling of uneasy
Beacons of Light uses a variety of bright, metallic instruments like crotales, sizzle cymbals, and multiple clusters of chimes to represent actual beacons of light. This moving and thoughtful
At the first performance of Beethoven’s immortal Seventh Symphony, the audience demanded an encore of the second movement immediately following its premiere. This adaptation of Joachim
John Herndon's Begin Transmission is an exciting work for percussion ensemble designed for students with about one year of experience. The mallet parts primarily feature step-wise motion and lay
This creative book was developed with one concept in mind: Help the young percussionist become musically independent so you can spend more time making music and less time worrying about their logistics.
This piece for full percussion orchestra calls for a few rare instruments found in the region of Nepal, which give the piece a unique sound. Instruments like Himalayan yak bells, singing bowl, bamboo wind
In Black Racer, Brian Blume has crafted an effective piece for intermediate percussion quartets to hone their chamber ensemble skills while communicating intensity and musical sensitivity. Each
Blade is a multi-percussion solo that requires coordinated independence - relentlessly! Written for an abbreviated drum set, and complemented by three semi-resonant metals of the performer's
A blue book is a booklet used by college students to answer test questions or write essays. The Blue Book is designed to provide music suitable for contest, audition, technique development, and
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