There is an Aristotelian notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is a concept known as emergence. In his quintet Amidst, John Ling has taken this concept to heart,
In Black Racer, Brian Blume has crafted an effective piece for intermediate percussion quartets to hone their chamber ensemble skills while communicating intensity and musical sensitivity. Each
Dots & Dashes is an intense, drummy quartet for unpitched percussion in which composer Dustin Schulze aims to bridge the feel of tribal drum and dance music popular in West Africa with the
Fun and furious, fantastic and forward, Funky Fugue for Five fashions friendly rhythms into a festive foray for four or five fledgling friends to fire funky feels at fans while furthering their
Marimba Quartet No. 2 is a bright, energetic piece by Christopher Bradford. This work is full of rhythmic and harmonic twists and turns that weave an intricate but beautiful web for four players on
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
"Smoke and mirrors" is a metaphor that suggests deception by distractions and tricks, thus obscuring a larger truth. In Thom Hasenpflug's Smoke and Mirrors, the symbolism of the expression is
Tink was written for small instruments to be played with tiny implements, giving it a light but tasteful sound palette. Some sections of the piece are groove-oriented, while others are made to
Upbeat Suite is an arrangement for percussion quartet of three orchestral excerpts that share common rhythmic elements of upbeat, or 2-beat, feels: Dance of the Little Swans by
Yurikago is a Japanese folk song by composer Shinsaku Kusakawa. In her description of the piece, arranger Rika Fujii states that it is a song her mother used to sing to her as a
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