PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES, MIXED MALLET and MARIMBA ENSEMBLES - Three Players.

An eclectic collection of Percussion Trios for Drummers and Percussionists of all performance levels, beginners to advanced.

 

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NEW RELEASES 2016

NOW AVAILABLE Robert S. Cohen's new title for Vibraphone and Marimba Duo: Happy Fugue'N Birthday
Also available, for percussion ensemble: Love Triangles for Percussion Trio.

Percussion Trios

Ah One
for two Vibraphones
and Bass

Dan Senn
Price: $24.95
Ah One

"Ah One, for two Vibraphones and amplified acoustic Bass, was created using my Raku Composition Program, a computer-assisted composing program which takes as its model the "elegant awkwardness" inherent in the raku ceramic process. This ancient method, which is closely associated with Zen
and the Japanese tea ceremony, purposely uses unstable materials and processes as a means of frustrating an artist's will to control the medium. With the RCP, routines have been developed to act in a like manner - and while these routines are often aleatoric in nature, great care must be
taken to perform Ah One exactly as written. For example, the piece will not survive metrical inaccuracy. Ah One is structured to produce twenty-four clusters of activity with the bass part serving as an interconnecting voice" - Dan Senn
college/professional.

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Bucketheads
for
Percussion Trio

Jane Boxall
Price: $15.95
Bucketheads for Percussion Trio

An up-tempo romp scored for three buckets (one for each player) cowbell, suspended cymbal and woodblock. Players strike the buckets on the bottom and side as well as utilizing stick clicks at various dynamic levels. All the parts are of similar difficulty, and this piece would be accessible to younger players as well as more experienced ensembles looking for a change of pace for a recital program! While scored for a minimum of three players, all the parts could be doubled for added visual and aural effect. jr. high/college.

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CHANGES
for
Percussion Trio

William L. Cahn
Price: $25.00
CHANGES for Percussion Trio

This multi-percussion trio is
in two sections, the first of which presents an ensemble
of metal sounds, primarily cymbals, playing in subtle combinations of tones and rhythmic patterns. The second section introduces a few not-so-subtle changes. Instrumentation:
sus. cymbals (9), crash cymbals (3 pairs),
triangles (3), bike horn, flexatone, popgun, cowbell, wood block, fire bell and anvil. adv. high school/college.

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Christmas Treeos
Arranged by
Thomas Buß
Price: $25.95
 Christmas Treeos

A collection of well-known International Christmas songs arranged for percussion trio - vibraphone, marimba and timpani - with optional parts for percussion ensemble.
Titles: Adeste Fidelis (ENGLAND), Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (ENGLAND), Jingle Bells (USA), Kommet Ihr Hirten (BOHEMIA), Les anges dans nos campagnes (FRANCE), O Du Fröhliche (ITALY / GERMANY), Süßer die Glocken nie klingen (GERMANY).
Optional percussion parts: snare, triangle, bass drum, tambourine, cymbal, drumset, sleigh bells, guiro, cowbell, cabasa, claves, crotales, maracas, vibraslap. Score and parts: 78 pages.

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Collage for
Two Drum Sets and Timpani
Anthony Miranda
Price: $19.95
 Collage for Two Drum Sets and Timpani

This trio of moderate difficulty, scored for for two drum sets and timpani in two movements, combines a Collage of styles with an energy level crescendo to the very end. A sure crowd pleaser, ideal for college or advanced high school ensembles.

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Displacements
for Percussion Duo+
Anthony Miranda
Price: $17.95
 Displacements for Percussion Trio

A piece of moderate difficulty for two or more players using all membrane percussion surfaces - requiring focused concentration and attention to nuance. The interchanging accents and stereophonically treated sounds, with players dueling, make this an effective and exciting work. high school/college.

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Drum Amalgam
for Percussion Trio
Adam Vidiksis
Price: $24.95
 Drum Amalgamation for Percussion Trio

An accessible "all drum" trio of moderate difficulty - with a quick tempo, interlocking patterns and the sharing of two pairs of bongos - Drum Amalgam is a fun visual and sonic workout. In addition to bongos (2 pair), instrumentation includes one bass drum, one tom-tom and one snare drum. high school/college.

SEE ALSO: NGC 981 for Flute and Djembe and
A Song for Andrew Martin.
 

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Gankino Choro
Arranged by
Wessela Kostowa
Price: $12.95
Gankino Choro for Percussion Trio

Bulgarian folkdance (brisk tempo in 11/8) scored for percussion trio - two mallet players and a percussionist who gets a solo workout on tupan (small B.D. or other double-headed drum could substitute). high school/college. ". . . an exciting addition to any percussion ensemble concert or program." (Percussive Notes)

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I Feel Tears Rain Down
for Percussion Trio
Yusuke Yamamoto
Price: $28.00
I Feel Tears Rain Down for Percussion Trio

A multi-textural work for three multi-percussionists, features intricate tonal and rhythmic interplay between players. Challenging marimba part - four mallets. In addition to marimba, orchestra bells and vibraphone an array of small percussion instruments is called for: kalimba, cowbells, conga, shaker, guiro, and antique cymbals (G and D) among others. college. ". . . Yamamoto has woven a tonal fabric permeated by the sounds of the mallet-trio, with the marimba assigned a prominent role. A marimbist will relish this part. . ." (Percussive Notes)

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JAM BOX:
Cajon Trio
Ron Coulter
Price: $23.95
JAM BOX: Cajon Trio

Scored for three cajons, this piece offers a unique opportunity for subtlety, as well as improvisation and high energy interlocking rhythmic configurations that culminate in an intricate finale! adv. high school/college.

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Just Buckets
for Percussion Trio

Brian Justison
Price: $15.95
 Just Buckets for Percussion Trio

Here’s a unique one! Scored for three players on - you guessed it, three plastic buckets! It rocks and has room to open up for solos at the player’s discretion. A great change of pace for an up-tempo concert opener or closer. high school/college.  "The piece is cleverly written, with a staggered-entrance opening section that moves to a hip hop section by means of metric modulation. Improvisation is encouraged, and creative students will undoubtedly be able to add many entertaining antics. The conclusion features a 'bucket to bucket' section, a la drum corps, which provides a fitting climax to this lighthearted work."
(Percussive Notes,
April '01)

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 LOVE TRIANGLES
for Percussion Trio
Robert S. Cohen
Price: $29.95
 LOVE TRIANGLES for Percussion Trio

A somewhat programmatic musical discourse on the foibles of Love or . . . something!
Scored for three multi-percussionists - in three movements, yes, with some triangles . . .
Utilizes a large array of small percussion instruments.
college/professional.

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Sound Samples: 
Movement 1
Movement 2
Movement 3
 
 Marimba Music: for
Percussion Trio or Duo
Eckhard Kopetzki
Price: $24.95
 Marimba Music: for Percussion Trio or Duo

An appealing and accessible title that features a marimba soloist with percussion accompaniment. The percussion parts are set up to be played by either two players, or one, allowing flexibility in programming - the piece can be performed either as a trio or duo. While the marimba part requires moderately advanced four-mallet skills, the percussion parts are a bit less challenging but very active and fun to play! Instrumentation: Marimba (with woodblock). Percussion 1: two snare drums and cymbal. Percussion 2: bass drum, cymbal and woodblock. Percussion soloist version: bass drum, snare drum, cymbal and woodblock. adv. high school/college.

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Sound Samples:
(Marimba) 1   2


SEE ALSO:
by
Eckhard Kopetzki

Concert Suite For Snare Drum

Different Ways for Solo Timpani

Exploration of Time for Percussion Ensemble

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Millet Music
Matthew Davidson
Price: $8.95
Millet Music

Minimalist canon for unspecified number of performers utilizing percussion instruments of their choice. Rhythms are based on a transcription of women grinding grain in Benin, West Africa. Dedicated to John Cage on the occasion of his 80th birthday. jr. high-college. "Undoubtedly, the process of preparing this piece would improve rhythmic security among the members of the ensemble, and the work would be an interesting and unique addition to any concert program." (Percussive Notes)

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OLD TOBY
Brad Dutz
Price: $22.95
OLD TOBY for panderio trio

Scored for pandeiro trio,
this is a piece of medium difficulty which emphasizes a strong groove and requires an attentive ensemble awareness. It's metric structure of 10/8 requires players to continually divide the 10 eighth notes in each measure into different groupings while simultaneously continuing the flowing groove and utilizing a variety of hand drum techniques and drum positions. adv. high school/college

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Quiet Music: for Tuba, Timpani and Percussion
William L. Cahn
Price: $22.95
 Quiet Music: for Tuba, Timpani and Percussion

This trio work is centered around an interplay of timbres between the tuba and timpani (4), contrasted against the high-pitched sounds of metallic percussion: chimes, crotales, tam tam, tuned gongs (or chimes), sleigh-bells, and glockenspiel. An exploration of the contemplative rather than the bombastic possibilities of this instrumental combination. college/professional.

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Romantic Rhythms
for Percussion Trio

Arranged by
Thomas Bu
Price: $22.95
Romantic Rhythms for Percussion Trio

Scored for vibraphone, marimba and timpani (4) - these four pieces will be well-received by audiences who will readily recognize the melodies of these enduring classical titles. Includes: Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata (Mondscheinsonate), Frédéric Chopin: Deux Préludes, Johannes Brahms: Sarabande and Robert Schumann: Träumerei. Level of difficulty: easy to medium - most of the vibraphone and marimba parts could be played with two mallets, requires a 4 1/3 octave marimba.

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Rudimental Rag
Leslie Leach
Price: $8.95
 Rudimental Rag for Percussion Trio

Trio scored for xylophone (two mallets), and two snare drums. As the title implies, this work utilizes basic rudimental snare patterns in conjunction with a xylophone rag type melody. Suitable for ensemble contests as well as concert programs as a means to feature younger performers. jr. high-college.

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Saint Patrick's Shenanigan
John R. Beck
Price: $15.95
 Saint Patrick's Shenanigan for Percussion Trio

Lively, unique percussion trio - scored for 2x4's and cowbells! Could be conceived of as a parody, or a tribute to Riverdance - depending on one's frame of reference! At any rate, it is intended to be played as an encore - with a good sense of humor! high school/college.

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Six Pieces for Percussion
William L. Cahn
Price: $22.95
Six Pieces for Percussion

Suite of six movements which are programmatic and theatrical in nature - scored for percussion trio. Instrumentation: glockenspiel, camel bells (3), metal plates (3), wood blocks (3), pillows (3), piano, crotales, chimes, timpani (3), cymbals (3), prepared marimba and snare drum. adv. high school/college.

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Study in 7/8
Leslie Leach
Price: $10.95
Study in 7/8 for Percussion Trio

This work is scored for three multi-percussionists. A great piece to introduce less experienced ensembles to concepts of multi-percussion performance
(as well as a metric
scheme of 7/8).

Instrumentation:
cow bells (3), bass drums (3), sus. cymbal, snare and field drum and tom toms (4). jr. high - college.

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34 Trios and Quartets for Drumset(s)
Andreas Schwarz
Price: $34.95 w/CD
 34 Trios and Quartets for Drumset(s)

This collection contains 34 drumset trios and quartets suitable for beginners as well as  those who are a little more advanced.  If you already know my two-volume DRUM METHOD, then you are going to know roughly what to expect from this book; if not, then why not take a look at these study materials as well?  I have noticed that young drummers greatly prefer practicing and particularly performing in groups rather than alone.  This positive experience, which started with a group performance of about 10 pieces in 2008, has led me to write and publish a complete collection, in many styles and time signatures.  I hope this book will give your young drummers a lot of happiness and motivation.

The book contains all 34 scores. The drumset parts you'll get with the enclosed CD-ROM, ready for self-printing. . . .

Andreas Schwarz

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    Mallet/Marimba Trios

Akadinda Trio
Emmanuel Séjourné
Price: $17.95
Akadinda Trio

Inspired by the percussive mallet music of Uganda, each player in this unique piece uses 2 mallets, and all three players play on one 5-octave marimba. Numerous melo-rhythmic lines interlock to form an interesting polyrhythmic (3:2, etc.) groove. No one part is particularly difficult, yet concentration is required so as to realize the interlocking rhythmic patterns in a fashion that seems relaxed, yet grooves! adv. high school/college.

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Amalgamation for Percussion Trio
Michael Culligan
Price: $22.95
 Amalgamation for Percussion Trio

Scored for Xylophone, Marimba (4 1/3 octave) and Vibraphone, Amalgamation challenges all three players to utilize great rhythmic and dynamic nuance throughout!  While only the marimba part requires four mallets, the challenge here among all players, is to keep the interlocking melodic lines and rhythmic patterns in a sustained "groove" throughout duration of the piece.  adv. high school/college.

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Blue Alert
Robert S. Cohen
Price: $25.00
Blue Alert for Percussion Ensemble

This challenging ensemble is the second movement of Robert S. Cohen's Homeland Security Suite for Percussion

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 [Three Players - Duration ca. 7' 03"]  Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Marimba.

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Christmas -
South of the Border
~ for 3 Players
on one MARIMBA ~

arr. Terry L. Baldridge
Price: $29.95Christmas South of the Border, 3 players on one Marimba

Festive collection of eight titles for the holiday season. The arrangements in this collection are all part of a genre known as VILLANCICO. This is the Spanish label for a traditional popular song. Originating in medieval Spain this musical style often included dance rhythms,
and it subsequently became very popular in
Latin America.
The term now frequently refers to Christmas songs. 
Arranged for
three players
on one
4 1/3-octave marimba. 
high school/college.

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Fantasy on St. Patrick's Day
Henri Vieuxtemps/Clair Omar Musser, adapted by
Richard K. LeVan
Price: $22.95
Fantasy on St. Patrick's Day

This is a crowd-pleasing feature for a marimba soloist - scored for marimba trio and Bodhran (tom tom, or other drum could substitute). Great if you have at least one 5-octave instrument, but can be easily adapted to 4 1/3 octave instruments. adv. high school/college.

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Sound Samples:
1   2
 
Fantasy on Yankee Doodle
Henri Vieuxtemps/Clair Omar Musser, adapted by
Richard K. LeVan
Price: $20.00
Fantasy on Yankee Doodle

Musser’s “Fantasy on Yankee Doodle” is based on a transcription of Vieuxtemp’s “Souvenir d'Amérique Opus 17” (for violin and piano) which was a set of variations on the ubiquitous “Yankee Doodle.” It has been adapted for marimba trio from Musser’s original transcription for marimba and piano. A great crowd pleaser! Great if you have at least one 5-octave instrument, but can be easily adapted to 4 1/3 octave instruments. adv. high school/college.

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Sound Samples:
1   2

Lark (The)
Traditional, Arr.
Wessela Kostowa
Price: $20.00
The Lark

Rumanian folksong which can be performed as a mallet duo, trio or quartet. Requires a variety of bird whistles and intermediate level mallet technique - some three mallet playing. Nice change of pace for concerts. high school/college. [Recorded on CD - Contrasting Elements/Kostowa-Giesecke Duo] ". . . .enjoyable to perform and provides a good listen for the audience." (Percussive Notes - PAS, April '00)

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Marimba Music of Mexico and Central America
arr. Terry L. Baldridge
Price: $29.95
Marmba Music of Mexico and Central America

A collection of ten catchy titles arranged for marimba trio - 3 players on one instrument!  Viable for percussion ensemble concerts - or any festive occasion! 

Performance Notes

SEE ALSO:
Mexican Music for Marimba
~ Son Jarocho ~

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Ragtime Xylophone Vol.1
Arr. Terry L. Baldridge
Price: $39.95
Ragtime Xylophone Vol.1

A collection of six easy Ragtime solos (1897-1909).
Each can be played with piano accompaniment, or as a percussion trio - xylophone soloist with two players on marimba providing accompaniment
(4 1/3-octave).
Both the solos and the marimba accompaniments are scored so that players utilize two mallets.
A CD is included which offers the piano parts to each Rag at three different tempi, allowing the soloist great flexibility for practice.
This collection gives younger players as well as more experienced players a variety of enjoyable practice and performance options.

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Sound Sample:
Black and White Rag

SONGS of the MEXICAN REVOLUTION
~ for 3 Players
on one MARIMBA ~

arr. Terry L. Baldridge
Price: $29.95 SONGS of the MEXICAN REVOLUTION - arr. for 3 players on one Marimba

 This unique collection of nine titles features corridos of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). They have been adapted from this vocal repertoire for 3 players on one 4-octave marimba.
high school/college

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Sprinkling of Sweetness in a Chaotic World (A)
Yves Carlin
Price: $22.95
A Sprinkling of Sweetness in a Chaotic World for Marimba Trio

An accessible, melodic, audience friendly marimba trio that offers a myriad of arrangement possibilities. In addition to the marimba parts, music is included for an alternate Bb, Eb or C instrument, as well as String Bass.
high school/college.

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Spring Waltz
for Mallet Trio
 
Steve Pemberton
Price: $15.95
Spring Waltz

Scored for three vibraphones (or 1 vibe and 2 marimbas, 2 vibes and 1 marimba, etc.), this is an appealing title for an encore or a lighter addition to any concert. In a jazz style, this melodic piece would be well received by any audience. Requires a basic understanding of three/four - mallet techniques. A great pedagogical piece for teaching the differences between and various interpretations of both jazz and traditional melodic phrasing concepts.  high school/college.

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Three Bean Suite
for Marimba Trio

Frank Kumor
Price: $15.95
Three Bean Suite

Mallet trio in three movements, written in the style of traditional Guatemalan marimba music.  The combination of two 2-mallet parts and one 4-mallet part, improvisation, and stylistic demands, makes this an ideal work to challenge high school or college percussionists.

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Sound Samples:
1   2   3
Trio for Two Marimbas and Piano
Robert E. Kreutz
Price: $34.95
Trio for Two Marimbas and Piano, Robert E. Kreutz

Challenging two-movement workout for two accomplished Marimbist's with Piano.  Concert length work which has been edited and meticulously restored by Kathleen Kastner from several disparate early versions.
college/professional.

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SEE ALSO:
LEGEND for Marimba Ensemble
and
LOOSE CANNONS, A Collection for Marimba.

Urban Sketches
for Percussion Trio
 
Lon W. Chaffin
Price: $22.95
Urban Sketches for Percussion Trio

These pieces were conceived as musical impressions drawn from events and activities of typical life in the city.  Although each piece of the set: Sunrise, Traffic, Rain, Sidewalks and Nightlife has a character of its own, they all share a common melodic structure.  A challenging work-out for three percussionists, Urban Sketches is scored for Xylophone, Vibraphone and Marimba (4 1/3 octave).  adv. high school/college.

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Sound Samples:
1   2   3   4   5
Western Sketches for Marimba Trio
Robert E. Kreutz
Price: $25.00
Western Sketches for Marimba Trio

Challenging, yet accessible, three movement trio. Movements 1 and 3 are up-tempo romps, while movement 2 is a contrasting slow movement requiring a great deal of musical nuance. Minimum of two marimbas required - one 4 1/3 octave marimba will cover the lowest range of notes. adv. high school/college.

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SEE ALSO:
LEGEND for Marimba Ensemble
and
LOOSE CANNONS, A Collection for Marimba.

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