`PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES, MIXED MALLET and MARIMBA ENSEMBLES - Nine to Twelve+ Players

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

 

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PAS Italy 2017

The 15th annual Italy Percussion Competition and Festival will be held in September (2017) in Montesilvano-Pescara (Italy). The festival features an international panel of judges and performers and will host students from around the globe.

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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 Ensembles 9-12+ Players

A Walk in the Garden of Earthly Delights
William L. Cahn
Price: $28.00A Walk in the Garden of Earthly Delights

This work was inspired by the triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, painted in the 15th century by Bosch. Female voices and ten percussionists: sys. cym., wind machine, lion's roar, prepared taxi horns, bass drum, tam tam, vibraphone. college.

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Alternate Stickin' Parade
Tatsushi Muramatsu
Price: $22.95

Alternate Stickin' Parade

Scored for nine percussionists, this high energy piece would be great for opening or closing a concert. Instrumentation: snare drums (2), tom toms (4), crash cymbals (1 pair), sus. cymbal, bass drum, timpani (4), tambourine and triangle. high school/college.

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B for BRAZIL!
for Twelve Players
Alan Chan
Price: $43.95
B for BRAZIL!

A challenging ensemble -
that features multiple pop/Latin musical styles. Sections can opened-up
for extended solo features.

 adv. high school/college.
INSTRUMENTATION
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Back Door (The)
for Ten Players
Steve Pemberton
Price: $34.95
 Back Door (The)

Adapted from a big band piece of the same name, this work features a very predominant 7/8 Latin section. The piece is written in a "pop" style and the drumset and percussion parts display a pop/rock perspective. Scored for 10 players:
6 mallet players
( 3 vibraphones,
3 marimbas),
3 percussionists and drumset. In addition piano and bass can also be added. There are possibilities for an optional drum set solo and improve sections for one vibraphone. All of the mallet parts are scored for two - mallets. A great piece to show off the rock and Latin skills of any ensemble! adv. high school/college.

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Bingo
Yusuke Yamamoto
Price: $35.00
 Bingo for Nine Percussionists

All the parts are challenging in this work scored for nine percussionists. An eclectic blend of styles - the Brazilian section is particularly unique - this work should be a real crowd pleaser! Instrumentation: marimbas (4 players - 2 inst. min.), vibraphone, orchestra bells, timpani (4), drum set, bass drum, shaker, sus. cymbal, triangle, wood block, tam tam, congas, cow bells, wind chime, and Brazilian percussion battery - tamborim, pandiero, agogo bell, samba whistle and surdo. college.

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Chameleon
Andrew R. Stout
Price: $35.00
Chameleon for Twelve-Thirteen players

SScored for twelve-thirteen performers this work requires a large array of percussion instruments: vibraphone, marimbas (3), xylophone, orchestra bells, chimes, timpani, drum set and an array of small instruments such as triangle, gong, flexatone, timbales, and bongos among others. As the title implies, this is a piece about colors - or more specifically - changing colors. adv. high school/college.

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Clouds Make Songo Away
Josh Gottry
Price: $22.95
 Clouds Make Songo Away

This title scored for 8-13 (or more) players, was designed to be a flexible composition for junior high programs that desire to introduce students to percussion ensemble. This piece can be performed by players with a wide range of skill levels and utilizes instruments commonly found in junior high band rooms. Clouds Make Songo Away would also make a great addition to concerts by more experienced ensembles that need to quickly put together audience-friendly or “pop” style programs.

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Combo Meal
Josh Gottry
Price: $22.95
 Combo Meal

This title scored for 11-14 (or more) players, was designed to be a flexible composition for junior high programs that desire to introduce students to percussion ensemble. This piece can be performed by players with a wide range of skill levels and utilizes instruments commonly found in junior high band rooms. Combo Meal would also make a great addition to concerts by more experienced ensembles that need to quickly put together audience-friendly or “pop” style programs.

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Common Ground
Doug. G. Stephens
Price: $25.00
Common Ground

Written for nine players, this is an energetic work scored for: xylophone, bells, marimba, timpani (3), congas (2), timbales, bongos, drum set, sus. cymbal, maracas, shakere, sleigh bells, agogo bells and vibraslap. The piece derives its title from a constant eighth note pulse that evolves through three contrasting styles and meters. Appealing for both players and audiences alike, Common Ground would make a great up-tempo opener or closer on a concert program. (duration circa 4 minutes). high school/college.

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Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Percussion Orchestra
Russell Peterson
Price: $10.95/$75.00
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Percussion Orchestra

Here’s a winner! Constructed in three movements, this is an outstanding concerto that features a sax soloist with accompaniment by 12 percussionists and piano. Very active mallet parts (5 marimbas - two vibes), as well as 4 multi-percussion set-ups and one timpanist (4 drums) in conjunction with piano, weave wonderful textures under busy sax melodies. 
Short on time? - -
Each of the movements is strong enough to stand on it’s own as a feature for that guest saxophonist! college/professional.

[Recorded on CD: BDR2181, American Breath/Russell Peterson And on: Wood, Metal, Skin/Concordia College Percussion Ensemble]

Saxophone Solo: $10.95

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Complete Set

(Score, Solo and
Percussion Parts):
$75.00

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Fanfarra
Joel Smales
Price: $25.00
 Fanfarra

This is a great opener for your next percussion concert - highlighting the street style of South American Carnival music! Using authentic South American drums or easy variations, this tune will surprise your audience as your ensemble marches and grooves in from the back of the performance hall, setting up quickly as a close pack of drummers grooving hard for all to see. A quick call and answer and a few solo breaks along with some eye-catching movement will have your audience wrapped around your finger! Easily accessible for high school/college ensembles.

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Fantasia: African Dreams for Percussion
Bruce Salyers
Price: $32.95
 Fantasia: African Dreams for Percussion

FANTASIA - Generally, a piece where “free flight of fancy” prevails over contemporary conventions of form, style, etc. - the piece usually has an improvisatory character. The term can also imply a dream-like mood or fanciful whim.

"WRITTEN as a result of many of my life experiences Fantasia - African Dreams for Percussion, began as a percussion ensemble with a percussion soloist (intended to be myself). The soloist was to explore the tambourine and marimba. Shortly after beginning the composition, I began to study African percussion. The piece was already making use of improvisation, so I decided to add the accompanying hand drum ensemble, and give the soloist a true opportunity to be a creator of music. I wrote the music to be something that I would enjoy playing. I hope you find it both challenging and fun." . . . . BRUCE SALYERS

INSTRUMENTATION:
1. Soloist - Tambourine, Marimba, Djembe,
2. Vibraphone,
3. Marimba,
4. Marimba, Crotales,
5. 4 Toms, Anvil, Triangle, Suspended Cymbal, Djembe, 6. Bass Drum, Djun Djun,
7. Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Temple Blocks, Congas, Djun Djun,
8. Turkish Crescent, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Bell (Cowbell or Double-bell),
9. Timpani, Chimes, Suspended Cymbal.

adv. high school/college.

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Joy to the World
Arr. Dennis Griffin
Price: $22.95
 Joy to the World

Scored for 11 players, this is an accessible arrangement of a holiday favorite. Instrumentation: Crotales, Bells, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes, Marimba [2-3], Drum set, Triangle/Tambourine/Cow Bell and Timpani [4].
high school/college.

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Natural Forces
Andrew R. Stout
Price: $28.00
Natural Forces

Scored for twelve performers and written in a sophisticated pop style, crowd pleaser, yet is not fluff for the performers - requires four mallet technique throughout. Instrumentation: two vibraphones, marimba, xylophone, chimes, drum set, timpani (4), as well as a vast array of other percussion instruments (tom toms, claves, etc.) adv. high school/college.

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"O" Zone (The)
Jack Stamp
Price: $28.00
The O Zone

Scored for twelve performers. The title of this well crafted work refers to Gary Olmstead (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), known as "O" to scores of alumni. Instrumentation: orchestra bells, triangles, chimes, marimbas (2), crotales, sleighbells, timpani (5), snare drum, bongos, tom toms, bass drum and bass (marimba, electric or acoustic,
or synthesizer).
high school/college.

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Odd-O-Man
Steve Pemberton
Price: $35.00
Odd-O-Man

Scored for 10 players
(3 vibraphone, 3 marimba,
3 percussionists and drum set), this tune will serve as an excellent teaching tool for any college or high school ensemble director. The piece requires clean rhythmic precision, rudimental technique,
jazz technique, improvisatory skills, mastery of odd time signatures and a knowledge of polyrhythms.

A challenge for the conductor as well as for
the players, this is a fun and energetic contemporary sounding piece that demands concentration and attention to detail! adv. high school/college.

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Overture For
Percussion Toys
Grant Cambridge
Price: $22.95
Natural Forces

Scored for ten percussionists and eleven instruments, this work utilizes a collection of percussion instruments frequently referred to as "toys." Particularly the instrumentation includes: wind chimes, temple blocks, tambourine, ratchet, triangle, castanets, finger cymbals, maracas, guiro, vibra-slap, and agogo bells. The idea for this composition is rooted in the notion of highlighting these distinct instruments and presenting them in the performance forefront. This work sheds new light, from both a performance and a technical standpoint, on instruments that are often not looked upon as carrying an important role. Each individual part carries a distinct and challenging task in tying this piece together. This is proven by the multiple occurrences of layering in addition to the many rhythmic motives that are passed back and forth among instruments. Precision and the consistent eighth note will be the keys to this piece's success.
high school/college.

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Pachelbel Island
Johann Pachelbel,
arr. by Michael J. Michel and Robert J. Damm
Price: $25.00
Pachelbel Island

Scored for 8-9 players,
this is lively reggae-style adaptation for percussion ensemble based on
Canon in D Major by
Johann Pachelbel. Instrumentation: bells, marimba (4 1/3- octave), chimes, vibraphone (or steel pans), conga drums, drum set, finger cymbals and guiro with optional electric bass. Great for younger as well as more experienced ensembles. high school/college.

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Polysonics: Concerto for Drum Set and Percussion Ensemble
Anthony Miranda
Price: $32.95
Polysonics: Concerto for Drum Set and Percussion Ensemble

This challenging concerto utilizes the drum set as a solo multiple percussion instrument in conjunction with eight percussionists.  Complex rhythmic structure is evident throughout the piece with the use of cross-rhythms among many other advanced polyrhythmic relationships.  In addition, extreme rhythmic contrast is utilized as well.  college.

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Primitive Cosmos (The)
Jonathan Kolm
Price: $42.00
Primitive Cosmos (The)  

2nd place winner in the 2001 PAS Composition Contest (Large Ensemble)! All the parts get a sustained workout - this is a challenging 10 minute work for dedicated performers! Scored for 10 players: 3 marimbas (one 4 1/2 octave), 2 vibraphones, xylophone, bells, timpani and 2 multi-percussionists. This piece is very rhythmic, both intense and yet at times tranquil - and would make a noteworthy addition to the repertoire of any ensemble! adv. high school/college.

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Russian Dance
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arr. Gabriel M. Staznik
Price: $25.95
Russian Dance

Accessible and recognizable seasonal favorite.
Instrumentation:
bells, xylophone, vibraphone (2, marimba (4 players/three instruments), timpani and percussion.
high school/college.

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Tides
William L. Cahn
Price: $25.00
Tides for Percussion Ensemble, 10 Players 

Scored for ten percussionists. This piece is never static
(as it might seem with casual listening), but rather, it is always evolving into new shades of percussion sound until the listener is awakened from the music at its conclusion. Instrumentation: snare drums (8), tenor drums (2), metal shakers (2), sus. cymbal, Indian bells, bass drum, timpani (1), wind machine and waterfall machine (construction diagram included).
adv. high school/college.

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To Those Who Are Brave
Phillip J. Mikula
Price: $32.00
To Those Who Are Brave 

Scored for twelve performers, this piece is at times subtle and reflective and at times rhythmically vibrant and driving. Dedicated, as the title indicates, to those around us in everyday life who go beyond what is just "required" of them and instead aspire to greater endeavors, this piece will be well-received by both players and audiences alike. A challenging yet accessible work, it features active parts for all players. Instrumentation includes: marimbas (3), vibraphone, bells, crotales, chimes, xylophone, timpani (4), assorted toms and small percussion instruments (cymbals, Cow Bell, Triangle, etc.).
adv. high school/college.

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Vicissitude
Phillip J. Mikula
Price: $35.00
Vicissitude for Percussion Ensemble, 9 Players 

Up-tempo feature for solo timpani and percussion ensemble. Instrumentation: timpani (4), marimbas (2), vibraphone, xylophones (2) and a large array of small percussion instruments. adv. high school/college. "This should be an interesting work, and a good way to feature an advanced high school or young college timpanist."
(Percussive Notes)

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Visional Train
Kazuhiro Mamada
Price: $35.95
Visional Train   

Scored for nine percussionists, an eclectic and energetic blend of jazz/rock/latin rhythmic styles with the mallet percussion getting a particularly challenging and active workout - a crowd pleaser! Instrumentation: vibraphone, chimes, orchestra bells, marimbas (2), bass marimba (synthesizer or bass guitar), timpani, drum set, claves, wind chime, congas, sus. cymbal, cow bell, wood block, train whistle, bongos, shaker, vibra-slap, bass drum and agogo bells. college.

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Waves
Andrew R. Stout
Price: $35.00
Waves for Percussion Ensemble, 11 Players   

Scored for eleven performers this work starts as a ballad, then develops into a swing section in 5/4, which features solos for vibraphone and xylophone and optional solo space for drum set, and then ends with the initial ballad theme. Instrumentation includes: vibraphone, xylophone, orchestra bells, marimbas (3), Synth./bass, timpani (4), drum set and an array of aux. percussion: bongos, tambourine, finger cymbals, triangle . . . .
adv. high school/college.

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Whatcha Baion?
Josh Gottry
Price: $22.95
Whatcha Baion?   

This title scored for 9-13 (or more) players, was designed to be a flexible composition for junior high programs that desire to introduce students to percussion ensemble. This piece can be performed by players with a wide range of skill levels and utilizes instruments commonly found in junior high band rooms. Whatcha Baion? would also make a great addition to concerts by more experienced ensembles that need to quickly put together audience-friendly or “pop” style programs.

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