Music for Percussion

Percussion solo

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 from C. Alan Publications | see video (Ryan Boehme) | see video (Rob Sanderl)

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

Percussion duo, trio or quartet

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 see video

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)

Please Scream Inside Your Heart (2020)
amplified percussion quartet with accompaniment track. 8 minutes.

Quick Blood (2001)
percussion quartet. 5 minutes.
purchase sheet music from C. Alan Publications | see video

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

Percussion ensemble 5+ players

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 SoundCloud
to purchase sheet music for edition for marimba and wind ensemble, see music for wind ensemble

Garbage Brain (2020)
for five percussionists plus piano. 4 minutes.

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

Naked And On Fire (2011)
percussion sextet. 6 minutes.
purchase sheet music from C. Alan Publications

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 from C. Alan Publications

Chamber music with percussion

(see chamber music)

  • 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
  • No Time To Total Alone Time for electric guitar, two percussionists, and synthesized track
  • That Radiant Outburst for clarinet, cello, piano and marimba
  • 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