Music for percussion

Sheet music purchases are sent as PDFs unless otherwise specified. Unauthorized duplication or file sharing is expressly prohibited. All works are published by Adam B. Silverman Music Publications except as otherwise noted.   

Downtown Is The Battery (2018)
multi-percussion solo or duet. 7 minutes.
Purchase sheet music : $30 | see video

Lightning Round (2009)
etude for marimba. 2 minutes.
download sheet music for free   

Nightmare Machine (2017)
for drum kit and pre-recorded track. 6 minutes. Purchase of sheet music includes audio tracks, including accompaniment, click track, and rehearsal tracks at graduated tempi
purchase sheet music: $30 | see video

Quietly Connecting (Remembering Yeon-Su Kim) (2020)
for solo marimbist (with tam-tam and singing). 3 minutes.

Repercussion (2009)
etude for marimba. 2 minutes. Published in the MassChap 2010 Xylophone Collection, Bachovich Music Publications.

Stars, cars, bars (1999)
for solo speaking marimbist, with text from Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.    10 minutes. purchase sheet music: $20

The Cruel Waters (2015)
for marimba trio or quartet. 8 minutes.
purchase sheet music: trio edition $30 • quartet edition $30 | see video

Dead Reckoning (2019)
percussion quartet. 7 minutes.
purchase sheet music: $30  

Paper Covers Rock (2016)
percussion duo. 7 minutes.
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
see video
(CHannel2 Duo) | see video (Quey Percussion Duo)

Quick Blood (2001)
percussion quartet. 5 minutes.
purchase sheet music: $30 | see video

Spiderweb Lead (2015)
percussion quartet for steel drum, vibraphone, marimba, and hand drum(s). 9 minutes.
purchase sheet music: $30 | see video (Vanderbilt Percussion Group ) | see video (X4 Percussion) 

Carbon Paper and Nitrogen Ink (2013)
marimba concerto in multiple editions. 20 minutes.
purchase sheet music for the edition for marimba and piano: $20 | see video
purchase sheet music for the edition for marimba and percussion ensemble: $30 | hear audio on SoudCloud
to purchase sheet music for edition for marimba and wind ensemble, see music for wind ensemble

Gasoline Rainbow (2009)
percussion octet. 8 minutes.
purchase sheet music: $30

Naked And On Fire (2011)
percussion sextet. 6 minutes.
purchase sheet music: $30

The Percustary Insectarium (2017)
for cello and ten percussionists. 15 minutes.
purchase sheet music: $30 | see video

Pittering/Pattering (2018)
percussion sextet. 7 minutes.
purchase sheet music: $30

Pounding Fists (2018)
percussion ensemble, ten players. 9 minutes.
purchase sheet music: $30 | see video

Sparklefrog (2014)
percussion octet. 12 minutes.
purchase sheet music: $30

  • 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 (or soprano saxophone) and vibraphone
  • Want It. Need It. Have It. for alto saxophone (or flute or clarinet or bassoon or euphonium) and marimba