A powerful and exciting work for 4 percussionists. One of Cirone's most popular ensemble pieces due to its playability and audience appeal.
Aeolian Dreams was written at a time in the composer's life when he was preparing to move across the country and begin a new career. In his own words, the piece "interweaves the reflections I felt
The classic Latin jazz tune arranged for younger percussion ensembles! It is scored for 11 or more players.
Here is a '90s party tune arranged for percussion ensemble with steel drums. It has an infectious melody driven by a fast clave groove. There are plenty of breaks and solos giving
A fun and tuneful piece for keyboard percussion ensemble with Latin percussion accompaniment. Looking for a feel-good number? Look no further!
Here is a beautiful arrangement of a classical work by Jean Barriere. It was originally written for two cellos, and works perfectly for mallet ensemble as many string works do!
Alternate Realities is a wonderful choice for middle school ensemble! After a quickly building intro and trade-off section between mallets, battery, and timpani, the piece settles
From the music of Green Day, this extremely driving percussion sextet will add a lot of excitement to your next concert. Written solely for keyboard instruments, this also has a driving drumset part
Ancient Voices Distant Storms is based on the music and sounds the composer heard while visiting Japan. It tries to re-create the great bells one finds outside Japanese temples and
By choosing these two contrasting works as his wellspring - the traditional French hymn Angels We Have Heard On High and Beethoven's immortal Moonlight Sonata - the composer is able to
Animals is a loosely programmatic suite for percussion quartet in three movements by Brian Slawson. In Small, Medium, and Large, each player is assigned a specific animal name to help define their
Antiphon is a piece for 10 percussionists scored as a double percussion choir. As the title suggests, the composition centers around the rhythmic motifs being played in in a call and response style
This classic work by Claude Debussy is arranged here for mallet sextet. The beautiful cascading melody lends itself perfectly to the brightness and resonance of keyboard percussion.
In the world of technology, Augmented Reality superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world. In this musical composition, the melodic motives are drawn from augmented chords and
Here is a piece that is elegant in its subtlety. Even in the second half of the piece when the battery and mallet instruments open up, it stays classy and controlled. Only at the very end do the
A classic percussion ensemble piece scored for eight or nine players. It is melodically driven giving it big audience appeal, and short in duration making it easy to program.
Ludwig van Beethoven is regarded by many as the greatest composer in the history of music. He was prone to sudden mood swings often reflected in his music. This excerpt from his Piano Sonata 13, Op.27 No. 1
For unpitched percussion, Bombastix offers your ensemble of young players the chance to have fun and flex muscles. You may wake the neighbors with this one, but they'll be glad you did!
Here's some fun! The Bugler Turns Tympanist centers around, of course, the timpanist using all four drums to play military bugle calls. The rest of the ensemble is turned into an old-school parade