Barnstormer is a quality percussion trio by Chris Crockarell. Attributes such as solid arrangement and playability for young players have put this
The title of this work is a reference to the geometric formulas and figures used to spur the rhythmic and phrase concepts. The opening section utilizes phrase lengths based on the Pythagorean theorem. The
A fascinating exercise in counterpoint and mixed-meter, CC'd is a marimba trio that also includes 3 optional percussion parts to further add to the unique textures in the keyboards.
Imagine what the skeletons hear while dancing through graves on a crisp All Hallows' Eve, and this may be it! In Cemetery Salsa, three intermediate players are featured on a single 4.3 octave
These selections work as individual pieces or in a four-movement capacity. This "mini-symphony" reveals the importance of key relationships, tempo relationships, and contrasting dynamics.
Dark Passenger is an intense, visceral ride through many different musical territories. The setup consists of three sets of bongos placed back to back while the three performers frame the setup on
La Fractura is a highly syncopated percussion trio written for three keyboards and djembe with a small percussion setup. Originally written for a larger array of instruments, the
A Little Malletmusik is another one of Brian Slawson’s brilliant pieces for beginning mallet percussionists. Despite its simple, catchy, and light character, it has a many pedagogical
Written for one 4-octave marimba, the arrangements in The Mexican Marimba attempt to recreate the traditional marimba style of street musicians so common in larger cities of Mexico. Street
Oriental is part of Don Larsen's Danzas Espanolas. These are arrangements of pieces composed by Enrique Granados between 1892 and 1900. They are among his earliest
Pop Drop is another work by Brian Slawson aimed at developing the ensemble skills of young performers. Duple rhythms are passed around and played in unison, requiring the ensemble to listen
A mallet trio playing Bach melodies backed by a rhythm section in a samba groove. Very cool!
Written for three marimbas, Satisfraction is a charming and sweet trio that will lighten the mood at any percussion concert needing a breath of fresh air. Erin Duke writes individual lines that are
Brian Slawson expertly captures the spirit of the third movement of Beethoven's famous piano sonata with this rendition for vibraphone and two marimbas. The arrangement is rife with healthy musical
Three Way Split is a fun and hip trio for snare drums. The piece is in a jazz waltz feel and uses mounted instruments such as tambourine and cowbell to color the series of syncopated
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