Percussion Ensemble

Argenziano-Lids Trash can lids SP

Grab your 30 gallon cans and get ready to let loose. This garbage band classic will leave your concert hall smelling like trash and sweet beats. Number of Players: 5-10... 

Albright-Take That (S-n4)-P

Written in 1972 for the Blackearth Percussion Group, TAKE THAT is scored for "four drummers with sixteen drums." The drums are setup in and antiphonal set-up to surround your ... 

Adams-Talea (SP)-P

Latin percussion performance and Medieval composition techniques are combined in Talea. The piece is named for a repeated figure characteristic of the Ars Nova isorhythmic mot... 

Beck-Latin Fantasy-P/3T/B

Latin Fantasy is a great way to get your young percussion ensemble off to a great start in the Latin world. This composition features tutti and imitative sections that are al... 

Abel-Allegre Muchacho (SP)-2T/B/M/X/C/V

Alegre Muchacho is a dedication to the late Max Albright. The spirit of the Spanish bull fight is brilliantly portrayed in 3\4 time with the assorted colors of marimba, bells,... 

Armstrong-It Came From the Garage (SP)-trash cans, buckets

It Came From the Garbage is a surprisingly exciting piece for percussion ensemble. All of the instruments can be found in your back yard or garage. This piece features unison ... 

Powell, S.-The Gilded Cage (SP-4)-P

The Gilded Cage was written by Susan K. Powell in 1998 for the Northwestern Doctoral Percussion Quartet's European appearances in Wurtzburg, Germany and at the RhythmSt... 

Cage-She is Asleep, Quartet for Tom Toms (SP)

She is Asleep is constructed in two parts. Both parts may be played separately or together and in any order. Cage planned more parts to be added. The voice in the Duet should ... 

Aukofer-Identity Crisis (SP)-B/X/1T/P

Identity Crisis by Michael Aukofer features sections of extreme contrast on form and in style. Number of Players: 7 Difficulty: Grade 5 Instrumentation: ... 

Abel-Ashland High-P

A great beginning rudimental quartet. Includes many standard rudiments that most intermediate students will have mastered. Bass Drum and Cymbal parts may be covered by one pla... 

Abreu-Tico Tico arr. Klemke (SP)-X/2M/P

Number of Players: 6 Difficulty: Grade 4 Instrumentation: Player I: Xylophone Player II: Marimba I Player III: Marimba II ... 

Burritt-Waking Dreams (SP)

Another of Michael Burritt's great works, Waking Dreams features a marimba soloist with percussion ensemble accompaniment. The second movement can stand on it's own. ... 

Peters-A la Nanigo (SP)-P/3T

A La Nanigo is a 6/8 based work for percussion ensemble. The work places an emphasis on syncopation, dynamic contrast and ensemble blend. Each voice is featured throughout the... 

Creston-Ceremonial(SP)

Paul Creston's Ceremonial is a highly rhythmic, very entertaining work for percussion and piano. Number of Players: 8 Difficulty: Grade 3 Instrumentation:... 

Beck-G-Force (SP)-3SD

G-Force was written for the senior recital of one of John Beck's students at Eastman School of Music. This rudimental snare drum trio focuses on the interactions betwee... 

Stout-Chameleon, The (SP)-B/V/C/X/3M/4T/P

As the name implies, it is a piece about colors, or more specifically, changing colors. After a short dramatic opening, the piece kicks into the main theme--a straight forward... 

Beck-Jazz Variants-DS/4T/P/V/M/B/C

Jazz Variants is a large work for percussion ensemble that showcases different treatments of one main jazz theme. This piece starts of with a cadenza like jazz section that is... 

Zappa-The Black Page arr. Haas (Parts I &II)(P)-B/Cro./V/X/M/B M/7T/DS/P

Scored for 7 percussionists Instrumentation: Player 1: Drumset, Cowbell, Bongos, Castanets, Tam Tam Player 2: 7 Timpani Player 3: Mari... 

Becker-Away Without Leave (SP)-P

Bob Becker's Away Without Leave is based on traditional military drum beats and on Steve Gadd's military samba 'Duke's Lullaby'. Number of Players: 5 Difficul... 

Adams-Ambience (SP)-P

Scored for seven performers, each with an array of wind chimes, this work is a study in subtlety as the dynamic range remains p-mp throughout (three conch shells are also requ...