The title says it all! Leave rock and roll or heavy metal behind. Afro-Cuban Crisis lets you feature those licks that keep a foot tapping, from regular 4/4 time to half-time beats, then
Written for snare drum, kick drum, and hi-hat, Amalgamation features stylistic elements of famed French percussionist Jacques Delcluse and the popular New York percussionist Joseph Tompkins.
Inspired by Kodo drumming, this piece for unaccompanied multi-percussion sets the room on fire! The combination of bombastic flourishes, hard-driven rhythmic passages, and percussive timbres makes
Blade is a multi-percussion solo that requires coordinated independence - relentlessly! Written for an abbreviated drum set, and complemented by three semi-resonant metals of the performer's
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Breaking Point was written for percussionist Blake Wilkins and premiered at a concert he presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the summer of 2008. His program was designed to relate to
Chakalaka is an energetic solo for multi-percussion and electronic accompaniment. Heavily influenced by the music of electronic artists such as Andrew Bayer and Mat Zo, Chakalaka combines
Inspired by the "creative seating solution" composer Chad Floyd used when performing on hand drums in tight spaces, Chatterbox is aptly named and does a lot with a little. Utilizing a cajon, a set
An unaccompanied solo for drumset requiring rudimental chops and four-limb independence.
Collinear Dancer is and unaccompanied solo for multiple percussion. After a brief, driving introduction, the mood changes to one of mystery and dramatic freedom. The
A masterful work by one of the principals of 20th-century literature.
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A medium-advanced solo for unaccompanied multiple percussion. Appears on several contest lists.
This grade IV solo for 5-piece drumset serves as the 'required' solo for the 1991 PASIC competition. Written to be playable by drummers up to and including 18 years of age, Downside Up requires that the
Here is a slick multi-percussion solo that shows off the player's musicality, technique, and athleticism. Shown on several state and festival lists!
William Kraft's French Suite is one of the most famous and widely performed solos in the literature. A true rite of passage for all percussionists!
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