Continuing the tradition of the highly popular and successful series, Excellence in Chamber Music, Book 3 is also a collection of favorite melodies scored for maximum performance
Angels in the Moonlight takes its influences from two well-known pieces: the traditional French hymn Angels We Have Heard On High and Beethoven’s immortal Moonlight Sonata.
This septet presents God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen in a medieval style, and We Three Kings of Orient Are in a jazz style reminiscent of Coltrane.
Holiday piece written for large ensemble but accessible by a good Middle School percussion section. Scored for bells, vibes, xylophone, two marimbas, timpani, snare and bass drums and two aux
Originally written as a set of duets, these three scenes have been adapted with optional parts for up to five players.
Large Up is an up-beat calypso tune for young percussion ensembles. This very catchy piece is great fun for students and is sure to be a hit at any concert or festival!
Red Koi was written using the minyo scale found in Japanese music, such as gagaku and shomyo. The snare drum and tom part was written to emulate basic
Chasing Infinity is an exciting and colorful work for inspired by a quote from Gustav Flaubert: “Everything measurable passes, everything that can be counted has an end. Only three things are
Pavane "La Bataille" is an excellent way to introduce your percussionists to the Renaissance era, as this piece is very typical of the mid-sixteenth century court music. Your audience will
"Asante" is Swahili for "thank you." Written for the developing percussion ensemble, this groovy and fun piece will introduce young percussionists to syncopated melodic rhythms. Flexible mallet voicing
Dénia is written for percussion ensemble in the style of a Spanish Flamenco. Flexible mallet voicing allows for a variety of melodic timbres accompanied by a Flamenco rhythm section that
Me Irie is a groovy Caribbean-inspired tune for young percussion ensembles. Students will really enjoy performing the fun melody and rhythmic drive of this selection suitable for concerts or
Featuring nine pieces, each playable on cajons, congas, djembes, or any combination of the three, All Hands on Deck is a flexible collection of hand drum ensembles that is ideal for many different
Fuze-Summit is a piece that combines elements of a concert percussion ensemble with a rhythm section. Members of this ensemble will alternate between comping patterns along with changing
Fiddle Tunes is a suite is based on three popular songs from the South performed through the years by fiddlers as well as bluegrass, country, and even pop groups. Highly entertaining!
The aurora borealis and aurora australis, ethereal displays of colored lights shimmering across the night sky, are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere.
Syzygy, meaning the alignment of celestial bodies, is reflected in this work for mallet ensemble. The piece uses multiple rhythmic and melodic themes to create a juxtaposition between feelings of
Toccata for Percussion Orchestra is a tour-de-force for 12 percussionists that is rooted in the Romantic era, while simultaneously merging with 21st century sensibilities. The physical and
Ecologists refer to the term prevernal to describe the period of late winter that transitions into early spring. This is the mood and atmosphere depicted in this piece. The piece is divided into two
Slide is a quasi-minimalistic work scored for percussion orchestra. Throughout the piece, driving repeated rhythms produce a choral effect of long sustained phrases. The title of the piece refers
SoCal Gal is a Soca-style tune for young percussion ensembles. Inspired by the songs of Trinidad and Tobago, this ensemble is very playable and tons of fun for both audiences and performers and a
Some People's Kids is a set of two short pieces for percussion ensemble each based around a 16-bar melody written by the composer's two kids. The Backyard has a strong shuffle feel
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
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