This challenging quartet focuses on frequent interactions of polyrhythms and quintuplets, with a small instrumentation allowing for a variety of programming options.
You can finally experience the magic of Bizet's masterpiece Carmen with a marimba quartet in this wonderful collection arranged by Ritsuko Nasu! Pure magic!
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
Entourage is the result of a bunch of drummer friends getting together and improvising based on some preset criteria, such as layers of number groupings. It is ultimately an exploration of number
This advanced quartet features three keyboards and a djembe, although each player plays several other percussion instruments, often simultaneously with their primary part. The piece is influenced by
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
Fever Dream is a colorful battery percussion quartet that draws inspiration from the composer's personal experience with a cycle of post-apocalyptic nightmares that a accompanied a nasty bout of
Fluidity layers various syncopated and non-syncopated patterns together to produce an undulating effect that creates an interesting and meditative atmosphere.
Flutterings features an almost constant rustling of sound using a wide array of conventional auxiliary percussion instruments and some unconventional found instruments, most notably small pillows,
From the Inside Out was written for the students at Gurrie Middle School in LaGrange, Illinois. The students continually begged for a body percussion piece, but my focus for them was developing
Written for cajon quartet with pedaled percussion instruments, Institutionalized is a unique and intriguing addition to the repertoire. By exploiting the many different sounds the cajon can make,
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
The delightful Minus Nine uses the unique combination of a keyboard percussion quartet and a string quartet to musically represent the beautiful and exotic world revealed during low tide on
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
Of Hanukkah was arranged at the request of a family friend and former private student and in cooperation with the Corona del Sol High School Percussion Ensemble program. The intent was to create an
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