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
Sacred staple arranged for percussion duet or quintet.
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
For percussion quartet. First printing. Commissioned by Garry and Diane Kvistad and the Woodstock Chimes Fund, for the Centenary of the Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, New York. Three movement work. Duration:
Here's the great Mancini movie theme in a jazzy version for mixed percussion! As you'd expect, marimba and vibes carry the primary melodic lines. Halfway through, vibes is given the chance to add improvised
Here is Haydn's Presto from his String Quartet No. 2, Op. 74 arranged for marimba quartet. With nothing faster than an eighth note, and most of the tonal motion step-wise,
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
Any combination and any number of instruments can play together in harmony. Woodwinds, brass, strings, and mallet percussion can have fun playing in like-instrument or mixed-instrument ensembles.
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
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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
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
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