...?! is a work for solo snare drum and marimba ostinato. The title, pronounced as a confused gasp, is an onomatopoeia for the five-beat theme presented by the snare drum following the loud
All 26 of the Standard American Drum Rudiments, their variations and a number of compound rudiments are used here to establish the countless possibilities which present themselves within the bounds of the
Named for two Dutch points of significance, Drachten-Elisabeth is a new rudimental solo by powerhouse snare drummer John Mark Reilly. With history at its roots, this is a hybrid solo using a traditional
The GROOVY edition of Danny Raymond's Elements in Time series is all about exposing snare drummers to different grooves. From South America to New Orleans, there's a little something for everyone
At the pinnacle of Danny Raymond's Elements in Time snare solo series is the MASTERING edition. This collection of three competitive solos for snare drum is for advanced players looking to showcase
Written by Andrea Venet after a gauche encounter at a post office in Conway, Arkansas, Faded Lines is an energetic duet for field drum and piccolo snare drum, with both players sharing a mounted
A collection of eight grade 3-5 solos for the percussionist looking for challenging, interesting and fun things to play!
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
Dr. Andrea Venet wrote the first version of Kibo in 2005 while studying rudimental snare drumming with the famous Bob Becker. She later updated the piece after studying other great rudimental works
Inspired by Biblical imagery found in the book of Reveleation - this is a challenging snare solo that primarily utilizes advanced rudimental patterns and configurations - from beginning to end! Advanced
Monologue was composed for the 2017 Modern Snare Drum Competition. The piece begins with an almost recitative-like section, then proceeds through several short sections at different tempos, each
Drawing inspiration from the rudimental playing of Charley Wilcoxon and John S. Pratt, second line New Orleans drumming, and the genius of Steve Gadd, More Than Meets the Eye challenges the
Oculus is a snare drum and tape piece inspired by a tour to the Pantheon in Rome, Italy. The track encapsulates the listener inside of the Pantheon, while the performer simultaneously accentuates
In astrophysics, a pulsar is a highly magnetized neutron star which can rotate between 7,000 and 40,000 times per minute. In the world of Tapspace however, Pulsar is a groovy, polyrhythmic snare
Right Track is a piece written for solo snare drum and prerecorded track. This piece requires the performer to play with only one stick, held in the right hand. Meanwhile, the left hand creates
This piece for rudimental snare drum and percussion quartet portrays the unbridled energy and limitless strength of this imaginary character. The enterprising listener will find many representations drawn
BE THE FIRST TO KNOW
Sign up for emails to stay informed about the best new music, events, and everything you need for the upcoming season.
The JW Pepper website will be temporarily offline on December 7, 2019, from 12:00 am to 4:00 am EST for system maintenance.