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music for PERCUSSION SOLO and PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

ALBUM TITLE: ADAM SILVERMAN: PERCUSSION MUSIC
WORK PERFORMED BY The Florida State University Percussion Ensemble; The University of South Carolina Percussion Ensemble (Scott Herring, marimba soloist); John Thomas III, marimba.
Calabaza Records (2015)

INCLUDES works by Adam Silverman: Sparklefrog | Quick Blood | Naked And On Fire | Gasoline Rainbow | Carbon Paper and Nitrogen Ink | Lightning Round

Jump to works that include percussion as part of a mixed ensemble

Carbon Paper and Nitrogen Ink (2013) : in multiple editions

Marimba concerto. 20 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud
Commissioned by a consortium of percussion soloists and wind ensembles.
Originally for marimba and 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.

The Cruel Waters (2015)

Marimba trio. 8 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud
Commissioned by the T. Adam Blackstock and the Troy University Percussion Ensemble.
Scored for: mar1 (4.0), mar2 (4.5), mar3 (5.0)
Purchase sheet music : $30

Gasoline Rainbow (2009)

Percussion octet. 8 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud
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

Lightning Round (2009)

Etude for marimba. 2 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud
Composed for Samuel Z. Solomon and the Massachussets Percussive Arts Society.
Download for free

Naked And On Fire (2011)

Percussion sextet. 6 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud
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

Nightmare Machine (2017)

For drum kit and pre-recorded track. 6 minutes.
Commissioned by Michael Burritt.
Email to inquire about performing this work beginning Fall 2018.

Paper Covers Rock (2016)

Percussion duo. 7 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud
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 : $30Purchase sheet music with rental of carousel bells and desk bells : $130

The Percustary Insectarium (2017)

For cello and ten percussionists. 15 min.
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.
Email to inquire about performing this work after its premiere in April, 2018.

Quick Blood (2001)

Percussion quartet. 5 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud
Commissioned by Battery Four.
Scored for xylophone, 2 5-octave marimbas, 2 vibraphones, 2 triangles, crotales, and bass drum.
Purchase sheet music : $30

Repercussion (2009)

Etude for xylophone. 2 minutes.
Published in the MassChap 2010 Xylophone Collection, Bachovich Music Publications.

Sparklefrog (2014)

Percussion octet. 12 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud
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

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

stars, cars, bars (1999)

Solo marimba/speaker. 10 minutes.
Text from Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Composed for Paul Fadoul.
Purchase sheet music : $20

 

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