This work is a through-composed ten-section piece that explores two basic motifs, the first based on a G-flat Lydian mode, and the second built on an F-sharp natural minor scale. The construction of each
With spiraling melodic passages and unique color combinations between instruments, Aequilibrium is sure to entrance audiences and performers alike.
This exhilarating percussion ensemble piece was composed to capture the energy and spirit which exists in many African communities. Through the use of the multilineal mode of drumming, which often
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In this piece for three players on one marimba, each player plays in every register of the instrument at different times in the music. The work calls for the players to alternate positions behind the
Here is a piece for advanced percussion ensemble requiring skill with a number of playing techniques and no small amount of rudimental chops from each player.
Inspired by the percussive mallet music of Uganda, each player in this unique piece uses 2 mallets, and all three players play on one 5-octave marimba. Numerous melo-rhythmic lines interlock to form an
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
A classic work from one of the 20th century's premier composers, arranged for advanced percussion ensemble by David Steinquest.
Originally a marimba and piano duet commissioned by Una Duo, Almost Beyond was inspired by the poem and beautiful watercolor print of the same name by StoryPeople creator Brian Andreas.
Quintet for unpitched percussion instruments. It features a large array of concert and marching drums and auxiliary percussion instruments. The piece is set up in such a way that the performers face inward
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,
The metallic sound of the bells and vibraphones combined with the warm, woody sound of the marimbas expresses the wonder and mysteriousness of the angels who are ever-present in our lives. Fluctuating
Inspired by the Book of Revelation, Gillingham's Angels of the Apocalypse is a dramatic work for 5 keyboard percussion and 3 battery percussion that features lush, chromatic harmonies, gorgeous
Melody and rhythm marry beautifully in Paul Halley’s exuberant and joyful work made famous by the Paul Winter Consort. It is sure to be a high point of any ensemble concert!
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As Above, So Below delves into the universe of Norse mythology. The work in three movements for percussion orchestra centers on Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life with branches that extend to all nine of
The original Atmos Clock was the invention of the French engineer Jean-Leon Reutter in the 1920's. The goal of this clock was to create a machine that generated its own power through the use of perpetual
Chad Heiny’s brilliant piece Bad Juju juxtaposes deep African grooves played on traditional instruments and dissonant harmonic material played on three marimbas to create a feeling of uneasy
A delightful, upbeat work by Claude Debussy skillfully arranged for mallet ensemble by I-Jen Fang.
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