Percussion Ensemble

Blank-Knock-On-Wood-P

Instrument selection is the key to Knock on Wood. Twelve different wooden instruments are required for the execution of this ensemble work. Each player is responsible for thre... 

Alamo-Etude for Percussion Quartet (SP)-4T/P

This is a well balanced etude for percussion quartet. Each player contributes to the overall picture in this short work. The limited instrumentation makes this work excellent ... 

Cirone-Assimilation (SP)

For six players. Written for the James Caldwell High School Percussion Ensemble, it calls for three snare drums, cymbals, triangle, and bass drum. Number of Players: 6... 

Casella-Katraterra (SCD)-B/C/X/V/2M/4T/P

Written for nine players, Katraterra by Jim Casella is a concert piece which uses a variety of textures, instruments, and techniques to create a driving and intense feel. The ... 

Tyson-Ceiling Full of Stars, A (SP)-B/2V/C/Cro./4M

A Ceiling Full of Stars is written by the professor of percussion at the University of Central Arkansas. It was commissioned by the Texas Christian University Percus... 

Bartok-Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion (Score)

The Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion premiered in 1938. The percussion instruments sometimes color the piano part, sometimes accent it, or take on a melodic role. This... 

Berlioz-March to the Scaffold arr. Hao-P/4T/PN

This is an arrangement of the March movement of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. It features sensitive playing from both the snare drum and timpani player. Number of P... 

Xenakis-Persephassa (S)

Persephassa by Iannis Xenakis for percussion sextet. The title of this innovative and ambitious work refers to the goddess Persephone. This piece gains much of its effect from... 

Aukofer-Syncopate My Afuche (SP)-P

A delightful piece for five percussionists playing Afuche and pocket change! Number of Players: 5 Difficulty: Grade 3+ Instrumentation: Player I: Coins,... 

Amram-Landscapes(S-n4) OS

Landscapes was composed for the twentieth anniversary of the S.t Louis New Music Circle and premiered by the Percussionists of the St. Louis Symphony. Number of Players... 

Cage-Quartet for Percussion(S-n4)

The Quartet is in 4 movements: I Moderato II Very Slow III Axial Asymmetry Slow IV Fast. It may be performed with one or with both slow movements. The Q... 

Cirone-Japanese Impressions(SP)

For five players. The 1968 San Francisco Symphony tour of Japan provided the inspiration for this work which includes the old Japanese melody "Moon Over the Ruined Castle." It... 

Hollinden-The Whole Toy Laid Down (SP)-P/V/M/X/C/4T/Crot OS

The Whole Toy Laid Down by Dave Hollinden for percussion quartet. The title and music for this piece were inspired by an extended daydream about a mechanical wind-up toy. Holl... 

Anderson, L.-Typewriter, The arr. Klemke (SP)-X/4M or 5M/P

An arrangment of the Leroy Anderson Classic "The Typewriter". Arranged for marimba quintet, it is possible to use a xylophone as the solo voice accompanied by four quartet.... 

Gomez-Afterthoughts

Afterthoughts is an intermediate work for percussion ensemble. It features intricate 7/8 material that will challenge a beginning ensemble. Number of Players: 8 Dif... 

Adams-Lignumvitae (SP)-X/M/P

Lignumvitae, meaning "wood of life", is a self lubricating wood harvested from a tree indigenous to tropical and subtropical climates. All sonorities in this piece are produce... 

Bobo-Boboland (SP)-Solo M/2B/V/1-2M/P

This piece has four main section and is highly virtuosic, containing several home-made instruments and many whistles and calls to give the piece a light hearted and humorous e... 

Hasenpflug-Bicksa-P/3T

Bicksa is Hungarian for small, sharp knife. Thus, the character of the quartet is best describes as sharp, aggressive, and articulate. Each of the four players has a re... 

Ford-Standup Shadow(SP)

""Standup Shadow" is a contemporary percussion quartet with a backstage narrator (not seen by the audience) and five surprise performers in the audience who each perform one c... 

Argenziano-El Muchacho Cinco (SP)-4T/P

EL Muchacho Cinco is a quintet that will show off the skills of your ensemble. Time signature changes keep the feel of this piece irregular without being disjunct. Nu...