With spiraling melodic passages and unique color combinations between instruments, Aequilibrium is sure to entrance audiences and performers alike.
Scored for marimba quartet, bells, and xylophone, Larson's arrangement of Ding Dong! Merrily on High sparkles from the opening bell tones through the clever mixed meter all the way to the
This is a challenging work for the solo timpanist. Pitch changes and extreme expression are some of the demanding characteristics found in this piece.
Using traditional instruments available in most high school band rooms, David Long created a wonderfully effective piece for small percussion ensemble. Brief slow and free introduction, followed by a fast
A Lion Dance is a traditional dance form found in Chinese culture and other Asian countries. Skilled performers mimic a lion's movements in an ornamented costume. Lion Dances are performed throughout the
Off Axis includes an impressive virtuosic yet idiomatic solo part. Glassock uses the ensemble as a sounding board for the solo marimba with much rhythmic interplay and imitation. Constantly
On the Spectrum is an extremely flexible piece that helps students explore the sonic possibilities of the modern percussion ensemble by encouraging them to choose instruments that work well
Post-Sunrise is a flowing, post-rock-style quintet scored for glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, vibraphone, two marimbas, djembe, and ankle bells. The work was composed during the summer of
Quintessential Quintets is a collection of three drum-oriented pieces for 5 young percussionists. Using limited, flexible instrumentation, these works will help student grow as musicians while
Everything but the kitchen sink? This piece requires the players to do some of their own scavenging to find and create all of the instruments necessary to perform it. Fairly simple rhythms throughout make
This is the ensemble version of Burritt’s popular piece for solo marimba and percussion quartet. It explores the full range of the instrument and of marimba technique. Extremely challenging, but
A work simply intended to explore shaken instruments within the percussion family in a chamber setting, Shake is a perfect change of pace for percussion ensembles. Appropriate for run-out concerts,
Silent Canyons was inspired of by the story of the Ancestral Pueblo Peoples or Anasazi (a Navajo word meaning ancient ones or ancient enemies) and their disappearance from the Four Corners region
Named after a large-scale industrial sculpture by Richard Serra, Tilted Spheres is a powerhouse unpitched percussion quintet that takes listeners and performers on a sonic journey through many
This delightful musical representation of a casual walk in the park will challenge most beginning ensembles through it's tight rhythmic integration. Like all pieces in the Ignite Series, the instrumentation
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