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
A samba on the funky side appropriate for the developing ensemble. Fun stuff!
Inspired by Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, this piece hits the audience square in the gut just like the master himself.
Clintonian Sketch is a well-formed, dramatic and tuneful piece for medium-advanced percussion octet reminiscent of some of our favorite movie soundtracks!
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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
Winner of the 2000 Michael Hennagin Prize in Composition, this twenty-five minute work for an ensemble of twelve players is divided into four movements. It is a truly significant addition to our repertoire.
Winner of the Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest in 1997, No Exit grabs the audience with primal energy and force from beginning to end. The driving rhythms and modal harmonies blend
This three movement work from one of the world's finest composers reflects on ancient Chinese tapestries. A moving and gorgeously expressive work, it will enthrall listeners and challenge all ten
This piece for thirteen players musically depicts the life of a phage virus in a exciting, dynamic, and captivating way. Phage is the ultimate show-stopper for any percussion ensemble concert.
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
The Soldier's March opens the well-known chamber play Histoire Du Soldat with its acrid dissonancesand pungent rhythms. Arranged here for percussion ensemble.
Featuring an ensemble’s formidable keyboard technique, this innovative and highly energetic work is truly a sprint to the finish!
The title Spun is a play on the term Fortspinnung, which can be translated to spinning forth. After a slow and ominous introduction, the quick perpetual motion of the piece creates the
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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