This piece for four drummers puts forth everything that is fun about playing in odd meter. The combination of dry instruments makes for a clean
This driving, high energy piece for four multi-percussionists is written especially for advanced groups. As the title suggests, the parts cleverly interweave, making for an exciting piece to
The second in a series of marimba quartets, Digital Dances No. 2 is heavily influenced by electronic dance music and video game music. The piece combines a constant driving pulse with unexpected
Fantasy for Marimba Quartet is a character piece that begins with a strongly articulated meter and a stark sense of tonality. Subsequently, the meter becomes obscured along with an ever-increasing
Fluidity layers various syncopated and non-syncopated patterns together to produce an undulating effect that creates an interesting and meditative atmosphere.
Merge began as an exercise in percussive hocket, where each player is given a part of the whole. This is done with both the rhythms played in the drums and melody in the tuned pipes. The ascending
Nalu is a marimba quartet written for four players on two marimbas. In the Hawaiian language, the word "nalu" means "wave," as in surf. Through the use of counterpoint, syncopation, hocket, and
Dedicated to legendary percussionist and educator Charles Dowd, Alan Keown's Partials is a drummy, raucous work for unpitched percussion quartet. Each of the four players has an identical setup of
As the title indicates, this grade 5 workout is a fun-loving exploration of the almighty eighth note in a variety of patterns and textures. Complete with setup and performance suggestions, it
Quartet No. 1 in F for marimba quartet was composed in the spirit of the great string quartets of Beethoven and Schubert. It relies heavily on the tonal and formal structures of the period. The
Radioactive Octopus was inspired by the earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster that occurred in Japan in March of 2011. Each player represents two of the tentacles of the octopus, and a visual
This exciting presentation for unpitched quartets re-creates the overture to Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro note-for-note, minus the melody! The result is a real revelation of the rhythmic
Here is a delightful arrangement for mallet quartet. Featuring a theme-and-variations form, the simple nursery rhyme melody moves through a series of progressively challenging rhythmic patterns,
Inspired by a trip to Guatemala, Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) paints a musical picture of three massive volcanoes surrounding the rustic colonial city of La Antigua. This explosive percussion
Woodwork is written for four marimba players on two instruments plus solo cajon. It is a pseudo-minimalist work that explores a variety of ostinato figures woven between the five wooden instrument
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