21st Century (2015). For Bongos/Timbales, 4 High Tom-Toms, 4 Low Tom-Toms, and 4 Bass Drums. As the title indicates, this challenging workout is a fun-loving exploration of the almighty 8th note in a variety of patterns and textures. Complete with setup and performance suggestions, it's written in three sections with contrasting characters -- the middle section features short improvisations by each member of the quartet playing with fingers only! Duration ca. 8:00. -the publisher
Category: Percussion Quartets Item: 104763 Grade: Grade 5 - Early Advanced Price: $12.50 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Instrumentation: High Tom; Medium High Tom; Medium Low Tom; and Low Tom This grade 4 piece challenges students to sound as one, creating a unique experience for the audience. Calling for only 4 players, each using one tom, the piece portrays just what the title suggests: existence and interaction even at a small scale. Duration 3:20. Score & parts. -the publisher (score sample page)
This collection of 10 grade 1-2+ pieces for 4-5 players will improve the ensemble skills of developing percussionists. Each introduces a different genre of music that is accessible to new musicians. Contents: • Teamwork • Dynamic Waltz • Dickory Dock • Ritual • Street Beat • Mambo Machine • Rockin' And Rollin' • Satchmo's March • Rhythmic Rondo • Three Ring Show -the publish...
Written for grade 4 players, this piece includes 4 short episodes written in contrasting styles. Each player is responsible for playing several standard percussion instruments performing both soloistic and accompaniment passages. Duration 3:35.
Category: Percussion Quartets Item: 114881 Grade: Grade 4 - Intermediate Price: $12.50 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Written at the grade 4 level to capture the spirit and energy of typical percussionists. The bright tempo and changing meters may be a bit unsettling at first, but the music is accessible and players will definitely rise to the challenge. For bongo drums, snare drum, tom-toms and timpani. Duration 2:10. - the publisher
Category: Percussion Quartets Item: 109778 Grade: Grade 4 - Intermediate Price: $11.50 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Body Percussion Quartet. For any group of musicians in multiples of four (2 copies of each part provided), this new body percussion number features trendy dance rhythms performed with foot stomps, vocal sounds, and an array of hand actions (claps, fingersnaps, tummy pats, etc.). The tempo is moderate, and the end results are totally awesome.
Category: Percussion Quartets Item: 045484 Grade: Grade 4 - Intermediate Price: $8.00 Availability: Ships in 10 to 15 Days
Collection of 8 original ensembles for 4-7 players. Includes: Jazzville, U.S.A (quartet); A Gaelic Air (sextet); Duck Sauce (quintet); Cha-Cha Romantico (sextet) ; Drums of Fire (quintet); The Funk Fraternity (Quartet); Armed Forces (sextet); Salonika Peppers (septet).
Category: Percussion Quartets Item: 066283 Grade: Intermediate Price: $35.50 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Body Percussion Quartet. This quartet is a veritable smorgasbord of the colors and textures created by six different body percussion sounds in concert. The driving rock style with funky syncopations, accents and counter-rhythms will appeal to all ages. Musicians of grade 4 abilities or better are required, and two copies of each part are provided so groups can be enlarged in multiples of four (by doubling or tripling the number of players per part) for really dramatic results.
Category: Percussion Quartets Item: 043267 Grade: Grade 4 - Intermediate Price: $13.00 Availability: Ships in 10 to 14 Days
Paul Lansky's Springs for percussion quartet challenges the performers to work up kinetic energy through pattern repetition and to "spring" into action. Along with traditional drums, Lansky writes this piece requiring three "toys" are used to perform this piece, and the type of toy that each performer uses is their choice, making every performance of this work a new and exciting experience. -the publisher
Category: Percussion Quartets Item: 119077 Grade: Price: $32.99 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Peter Schickele and Garry Kvistad have enjoyed a long friendship, which led to Schickele's 1997 Percussion Sonata No. 2 for the Nexus percussion ensemble. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Woodstock, NY's "Maverick" concert series, Garry and his wifeDiane, and the Woodstock Chimes Fund, commissioned another work from Schickele. The composer writes: "The third Percussion Sonata has the standard three movements; the first movement is a lively Toccata, the second a quiet, ambling Romanza, and th...
21st Century (2015). For Snare Drum, Bass Drum/2 Maracas/Triangle, 4 Tom-Toms/Suspended Cymbal, and 2 Timpani. Imagine that your percussion section just realized that they need to practice their music for a contest performance that's closing in fast -- that's the scenario portrayed in this energetic original! An abundance of changes in dynamics -- some sudden, some gradual -- will demand careful attention throughout. Duration 3:00. -the publisher
Category: Percussion Quartets Item: 104762 Grade: Grade 3 - Early Intermediate Price: $12.50 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours