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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Jalopy is a programmatic piece that uses all sorts of fun and engaging auxiliary percussion instruments to depict a run-down, rusty old automobile. In addition to these auxiliary instruments like a
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
For marimba & percussion ensemble. First printing. Three movement work. Dedicated to Robert McCormick. Premiered by Nick Bruno and the University of South Florida Percussion Ensemble on January 27,
This exciting and fun percussive tour de force is highly energetic and powerful throughout, and also includes opportunities to improvise. Three rhythmical levels of a 3 over 4 hemiola are developed
Excellence in Chamber Music, Book 2 is a collection of flexibly-scored ensembles perfect for festivals, fall or spring concerts, summer camps, or ensemble practice. All 15 songs are arranged for
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