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music for PERCUSSION

music for PERCUSSION SOLO [ Click composition titles to expand details and to order sheet music ]

Downtown Is The Battery (2018) : multi-percussion solo or duet. 7 minutes.

Commissioned by a consortium of percussionists led by John W. Parks IV. 

Scored for cabasa/shaker, thuddy sounds (boxes, books, etc.), ringing sounds (bells, bowls, flowerpots), 2 splash cymbals, 2 dull pinging sounds (metal bars, glass bottles), and a sizzle cymbal. Cabasa/shaker may be played with foot pedal or by a second player (or recording).

Purchase sheet music : $30

Lightning Round (2009) : etude for marimba. 2 minutes.

Composed for Samuel Z. Solomon and the Massachussets Percussive Arts Society.

Download for free

Nightmare Machine (2017) : for drum kit and pre-recorded track. 6 minutes.

Commissioned by Michael Burritt. 

Purchase of sheet music includes audio tracks, including accompaniment, click track, and rehearsal tracks at graduated tempi. 

Purchase sheet music : $30

Repercussion (2009) : etude for xylophone. 2 minutes.

Published in the MassChap 2010 Xylophone Collection, Bachovich Music Publications.

stars, cars, bars (1999) : for solo marimba/speaker. 10 minutes.

Text from Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Composed for Paul Fadoul. 

Purchase sheet music : $20

 

music for PERCUSSION DUO, TRIO and QUARTET [ Click composition titles to expand details and to order sheet music ]

The Cruel Waters (2015) : marimba trio or quartet. 8 minutes.

Commissioned by the T. Adam Blackstock and the Troy University Percussion Ensemble for PASIC 2015.

Purchase sheet music : trio edition $30 • quartet edition $30

Dead Reckoning (2019) : percussion quartet (marimba feature). 7 minutes.

Commissioned by Lee University for Andy Harnsberger for PASIC 2019.

Perc. 1: marimba (featured soloist). Perc. 2 & 3: misc. battery instruments. Perc. 4: vibraphone

Purchase sheet music : $30

Recording will be available soon

Paper Covers Rock (2016) : percussion duo. 7 minutes.

Commissioned by the Quey Percussion Duo.

Scored for two sets of Battat B. Toys Colossale Carousel Bells, set of chromatic desk bells, 10 pitched metals, 4 noisy metals, 2 tom-toms, and cabasa. 

Purchase sheet music : $30 • Email to purchase sheet music with rental of carousel bells and desk bells : $100 plus shipping (with $200 deposit, refunded upon return of the instruments in good condition)

Quick Blood (2001) : percussion quartet. 5 minutes.

Commissioned by Battery Four. 

Scored for xylophone, 2 5-octave marimbas, 2 vibraphones, 2 triangles, crotales, and bass drum.

Purchase sheet music : $30

Spiderweb Lead (2016) : percussion quartet. 9 minutes.

Commissioned by Julie Hill and The University of Tennessee at Martin Percussion Society; Dan Piccolo and The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at the College of Musical Arts of Bowling Green State University; and Ji Hye Jung and Vanderbilt University.

Scored for steel drum (with junk mteal crash), vibraphone, marimba and tabla (or other hand drum).

Purchase sheet music : $30

 

music for PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 5+ PLAYERS [ Click composition titles to expand details and to order sheet music ]

Carbon Paper and Nitrogen Ink (2013) : marimba concerto in multiple editions. 20 minutes.

Commissioned by a consortium of percussion soloists and wind ensembles. 

Originally for marimba and wind ensemble [see wind ensemble].

Purchase sheet music ($20) : edition for marimba and piano

Purchase sheet music ($30) edition for marimba and percussion ensemble. Scored for solo marimba plus two ensemble marimbas, two vibraphones, crotales, glockenspiel, xylophone, chimes, ratchet, whip, wood block, 3 triangle, bell tree, drum kit.

Gasoline Rainbow (2009) : percussion octet. 8 minutes.

Commissioned by John W. Parks IV and the Florida State University Percussion Ensemble. Recorded on FSU Percussion Ensemble Vol. 1

Scored for: [mallet percussion: crotales, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, marimba], [drums: snare drum, cymbal on timpano, two congas, two bongos, bass drum, bass drum], [cymbals: two suspended cymbals, tam-tam, sizzle cymbal], [shakers: egg, high metal, nut shell], [others: musical glasses, two triangles, castanets, waterphone, wood blocks, glass wind chimes].

Purchase sheet music : $30

Naked And On Fire (2011) : percussion sextet. 6 minutes.

Commissioned by John W. Parks IV and the Florida State University Percussion Ensemble. Recorded on FSU Percussion Ensemble Vol. 2: Not Far From Here.

Scored for three triangles, three gongs, riq, doumbek (with jingles on wrists), maracas, vibraphone and tuned metal bars. 

Purchase sheet music : $30

The Percustary Insectarium (2017) : for cello and ten percussionists. 15 minutes.

Commissioned by John W. Parks IV and the Florida State University Percussion Ensemble.

Scored for crotales, glockenspiel, 2 vibraphones, 2 marimbas, 2 sets of chimes, BD, small tam-tam, 10 wood planks, picc SD, 2 slap sticks, misc. wood blocks, shakers, bells, etc.

Purchase sheet music : $30

Pittering/Pattering (2018) : percussion sextet. 7 minutes.

View score online. Commissioned by Michael Bump and the North Star Music Festival for the Truman State University Percussion Ensemble.

Purchase sheet music : $30

Pounding Fists (2018) : percussion ensemble, 10 players. 9 minutes.

View score online. Commissioned by John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Percussion Ensemble for PASIC 2018.

Purchase sheet music : $30

Sparklefrog (2014) : percussion octet. 12 minutes.

Commissioned by a consortium of 14 percussion ensembles, led by the Florida State University Percussion Ensemble. 

Scored for two marimbas, 2 vibraphones, crotales, glockenspiel, 3 harmonicas (or 2 melodicas), 2 guitars (played on strings with sticks), 2 ride cymbals, 3 splash cymbals, triangle, slit drum, bass drum, 4 frog guiros, cabasa, 2 sets metal wind chimes, 2 wood blocks, 3 low tom-toms.

Purchase sheet music : $30

 

music for PERCUSSION as part of a mixed ensemble

[see chamber music > mixed ensembles]

  • In Another Man's Skin for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion 
  • Just Music Makes Me Lose My Temper for electric guitar, keyboard and two percussionists 
  • That Radiant Outburst for clarinet, cello, piano and percussion
  • Three Fell Swoops for tenor saxophone, percussion, guitar (amplified), and piano
  • Together for flute and vibraphone
  • Want It. Need It. Have It. for flute or clarinet or bassoon and marimba 

[see chamber music > saxophone]

  • Want It. Need It. Have It. for alto saxophone and marimba