Percussion Ensemble

Cowell-Ostinato Pianissimo (SP)-X/P/PN

Ostinato Pianissimo by Henry Cowell may be played by eight percussionists; woodblocks, tambourine and guiro may be taken by one player. Only one professional player is needed;... 

Novotney-Scratch (4S)-scrapers

This unique piece by Eugene Novotney entitled "Scratch" features four players playing scrapers or guiros. The piece is constructed with three accompaniment lines, with player... 

Barber-Knockturne (SP)-P

This piece is based off of the familiar sound of a knock on the door. Upon hearing the tittle with its unusual spelling, the composer immediately thought of the rhythm pattern... 

Bliss-Aurora Borealis (SP)-2V/B/P

Aurora Borealis by Marilyn Bliss is a quiet yet powerfully dramatic work scored for two marimbas, two vibraphone, cymbals, glass and stone wind chimes, a single crotale... 

Daughtrey-Power Struggle (SP)-B/2V/X/M/4T/P

Power Struggle by Nathan Daughtrey is a percussion ensemble piece written for 8 players. Dedicated to the Lincoln-Way Central High School Percussion Ensemble (Eric Wellman, di... 

Fleck-Big Country arr. Johannessen (SP)-B/2V/2-3M/DS/P/BG

Big Country is a catchy and inspired composition by world renowned banjo picker and jazz musician Béla Fleck from the album Left of Cool by B&eacut... 

Anderson, R.-Moving (SP)-P

Your may need the kitchen sink to perform this piece. Maybe not the sink, however you will need everything else in the kitchen. This novelty work for percussion ensemble is ba... 

Bach-Book of Anna Magdalena-Delecluse- P/4T/X/V/M

A classic Bach selection for you percussion ensemble. Songs for Anna Magdalena is a collections of songs from Bach's songbook for his second wife. Number of Players: 3... 

Cage/Harrison-Double Music (P) OS

Composed in collaboration with Lou Harrison, indepedantly from eachother. Cage composed parts 1 and 3 (soprano and tenor), Harrison parts 2 and 4 (alto and bass). Dynamics are... 

Metheny/Beall-Pat Metheny Suite for Percussion Ensemble (SP)-B/3V/Cro/C/X/3M/10T/P

The Pat Metheny Suite arranged by Andrew Beall found its beginnings in 2003 with an arrangement based on The Heat of the Day , which the Carolina Crown Per... 

Harrison-Song of Queztecoatl, The (SP)-P

The Song of Queztecoatl by Lou Harrison Number of Players: 4 Instrumentation: 5 Glasses, 5 Wood Blocks, 5 Dragon's Mouths, Sistrums, 5 Cowbells, 5 Brakedrums, W... 

Aukofer-Song of Praise (SP-3)-V/M/P

Song of Praise combines the sounds of two marimbas and a vibe with many exotic instruments and textures. Number of Players: 3 Difficulty: Grade 4 Instrumentation... 

Brooks-Stick Schtick (SP)-P

Stick Schtick is another Row-Loff novelty ensemble modeled after a piece performed by the percussion troupe STOMP. This is a high energy piece that will require choreography a... 

Cage-Amores (SP)-P/PN

The work consists of 4 parts. I. Solo (prepared piano) II. Trio (9 tom-toms, pod rattle) III. Trio (7 woodblocks, not Chinese) IV. Solo (prepared piano). ... 

Benson-Rondino for 8 Hand Clappers (4S)-Non-Inst.

"Rondino" for eight hand clappers is a Steve Weiss Music publication. This work is a comical rhythmic journey for body percussion that has a special lilt. Benson uses the eigh... 

Becker-Atenteben-3M/P

Atenteben was composed by Bob Becker in 1985. The melodies in this piece are based on a few of the tunes played by the atenteben flute ensemble of Ghana. The patterns p... 

Davila-Short Circuits (CD) (SP)-P

Short Circuits by Lalo Davila is written for eight players but can be adapted easily for four players. This piece was inspired by Jonathan Bendrick's Geometrics. As with Geome... 

Thrower-Aurora Borealis (SP)-B/V/M/2T/P

Aurora Borealis by John Thrower is dedicated to Katarzyna Mycka and a recording can be found on her CD Marimba Dance . The work is based on the "northern l... 

Cage-First Construction(P)

The rhythmic structure is 4-3-2-3-4, 16 times 16 4/4 measures. This is Cage's first composition using fixed rhythmic structures. The composer uses standard as well as many unc... 

Beall-Glass Jungle (SP)-Solo P/4T/P

Glass Jungle is the first piece I wrote after moving to the upper-upper west side of Manhattan. The title refers to the plethora of skyscrapers and apartment buildings combine...