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
A fun and energetic swing quartet for percussion.
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
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,
This work is intended to be a beneficial piece for the young percussion ensemble. If certain instruments are not available, suitable substitutes may be used. It is desirable to perform all four pieces in
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
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
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
Rhapsody for Four Timpani by Larry Anderson is medium level solo work for timpani. It combines mixed meters, tempos, and unique techniques to create a fun-filled performance piece that works well
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