This quartet is scored for suspended triangle and small snare drum; wood block and large snare drum; castanets and large tom-tom or field drum; suspended cymbal and bass drum. You and your students will
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,
"Bicksa" is Hungarian for small, sharp knife. Thus, the character of the quartet is best described as sharp, aggressive, and articulate. Each of the four players has a refreshingly manageable
This quartet set for a circle of drums, buckets, splash cymbals, and mixing bowls gets the heart pumping! It is scored to have the players face each other and share the instruments that border their
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
The Doomsday Machine is named for an episode from Star Trek. It is an aurally and visually captivating work that explores a multitude of wood, metal and membraned sounds in an explosively
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
Drum Ceremony is the introductory movement of An American Te Deum for mixed chorus, bartione solo and orchestra or wind ensemble.
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
The title of this work is a combination of two separate sources; the 19th century popular song The Girl in the Gilded Cage, and the 20th century percussion ensemble work Third Construction
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,
Inventions on a Motive is a quartet written for unpitched percussion instruments and timpani. There are five inventions in all, each having its own character.
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
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
Oaxacan Fantasy is a lively and colorful work for marimba quartet inspired by the music of Oaxaca, Mexico. It utilizes simple harmonies, mostly based on the pentatonic scale, in order to capture
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