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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
Mendelssohn composed the incidental music for ShakespeareÂ’s "A Midsummer NightÂ’s Dream" at the behest of King Frederick of Prussia while serving...
The fourth movement of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 is commonly known as the "Adagietto," and is arguably his most famous single piece of music. This...
Agua de Beber
A classic introduction to Brazilian bossa nova for younger percussion ensembles.
Alarm! is intended for the developing middle school and high school batterie percussion ensemble. Extreme dynamics and rhythmic melodies give the...
Alborada del Gracioso
This percussion ensemble arrangement of Alborada del Gracioso recreates the colorful and vibrant work of Ravel's original. Originally written in...
Anitra's Dance
Composed by Grieg for pizz strings and triangle, this ensemble adaption is enhanced by nonpitched perc, arpeggios, and rapid scalar passages.
Ballet for Bouncing Balls
Dribble, slap, juggle, toss, and of course...BOUNCE! Written for five players with a variety of balls bouncing on the floor, this creative piece is...
Beyond Basic Percussion
A creative, practical, and fun collection of ten beginning-level percussion ensembles with accompanying DVD of multicamera performances, playing...
Big Country
Big Country is a catchy and inspired composition by world renowned banjo picker and jazz musician BĂ©la Fleck from the album Left of Cool by BĂ©la...
Brandenburg No. 2: Allegro Moderato
In this arrangement, Brian Slawson enables percussion ensembles to recreate Bach's masterpiece through creative mallet orchestrations.
Are you ready to rock? This is an ensemble for an unpitched percussion quartet that's sure to take the house down!
Children's Medley
Children's Medley is one of several masterworks arranged for percussion ensemble by Brian Slawson on the Grammy-nominated CD "Bach on Wood."
This updated arrangement of Owen’s famous xylophone solo includes three accompaniment options and an optional solo cadenza.
Written for percussion ensemble and solo flute, Clockwork plays on the timbral characteristics found in different types...
Cold Light
Clean and beautiful, with creative use of instrumentation in the accompanying ensemble, this solo makes excellent use of changing meters.
Colossus features a timpani soloist with accompaniment from seven percussionists. The timpanist is featured both in a melodic role as well as in a...
Compound Autonomy
Odd meter, ostinato-driven work for larger ensemble (15-17 players) that explores mathematically overlapping patterns in 7/8 time. Requires groove,...
Concerto in A Minor
This “Allegro” is from Bach’s Concerto for 4 Harpsichords & Strings (BWV 1065). . This sextet arrangement for "Concerto in A Minor" has been...
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