Inspired by the Book of Revelation, Gillingham's Angels of the Apocalypse is a dramatic work for 5 keyboard percussion and 3 battery percussion that features lush, chromatic harmonies, gorgeous
The material for Fanfare for the Return of Shadow is derived from Michael Burritt’s composition Shadow Chasers. The composer used several of Burritt's rhythmic themes and has
The Hunt is a fantasy for marimba and percussion orchestra. The work contains a number of common percussion instruments such as the mallet instruments, drums, and cymbals, but also a number of
With a mysterious and improvisatory opening transitioning into a bombastic rhythmic section, this piece captures the force and energy of a hurricane.
Scored for eight percussionists, and winner of the 2003 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest, Mixtures II is a musical exploration of textures and timbres. The
Stone is sacred because it is a part of Mother Earth; separated, hewn, sculpted, relocated, it continues to be a fragment of her existence. Stone provides a dynamic connection between human life and the
A spirited multi percussion feature with mallet ensemble. With contrasting sections of mysterious melodies and rhythmic ferocity, this work has it all.
Featuring an ensemble’s formidable keyboard technique, this innovative and highly energetic work is truly a sprint to the finish!
Whirlwind is virtually perpetual motion driven by continuous 16th notes. The motion is interrupted a couple times within the course of the piece, but hints of the 16th note motion still remain.
This three-movement work for 7 percussionists explores many of the possibilities of the whole tone scale. It is not only a sound piece of music, but also a fantastic teaching tool.
Commissioned by percussionist Alison Shaw, Xyprexia is the perfect vehicle for showcasing the talents of a total percussionist, with virtuosic writing for marimba and a sizable multiple percussion
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