Jim Casella

Jim Casella is a composer and music publisher. He is best known for the music he‰'s created for percussion ensembles and the world-class drum corps Vanguard (Santa Clara, CA) and Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL). The company he co-founded, Tapspace, is one of the leading publishers of percussion music in the world. You might also be familiar with the software sample library he created called Virtual Drumline.

Jim‰'s signature series of drumsticks and keyboard mallets are manufactured by Innovative Percussion and are popular worldwide. He serves on the board of advisors for the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), the world‰'s largest percussion organization.

In addition to his work in the percussion industry, Jim composes music for film and commercials. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Visit Jim Casella's official website at www.jimcasella.com.
Inspired by an adventure in the Himalayas, this rich work for percussion orchestra by Jim Casella is a vibrant representation of the human spirit.
Duration: 7:00 | Level: Advanced
$55.00
Inspired by an adventure in the Himalayas, this rich work for percussion orchestra by Jim Casella is a vibrant representation of the human spirit.
Duration: 7:00 | Level: Advanced
$50.00
Odd meter, ostinato-driven work for larger ensemble (15-17 players) that explores mathematically overlapping patterns in 7/8 time. Requires groove, balance, and strong ensemble timing skills.
Duration: 5:50 | Level: Advanced
$50.00
Odd meter, ostinato-driven work for larger ensemble (15-17 players) that explores mathematically overlapping patterns in 7/8 time. Requires groove, balance, and strong ensemble timing skills.
Duration: 5:50 | Level: Advanced
$45.00
An homage to the groovy, retro sounds of classic American TV cop shows such as "S.W.A.T," "The Mod Squad," and "The Streets of San Francisco." An enjoyable piece for medium to advanced percussion ensembles.
Duration: 6:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
$45.00
An homage to the groovy, retro sounds of classic American TV cop shows such as "S.W.A.T," "The Mod Squad," and "The Streets of San Francisco." An enjoyable piece for medium to advanced percussion ensembles.
Duration: 6:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
$41.00
Inspired by accounts of an expedition to Mt. Everest, this aggressive composition depicts determination and danger. It features a quartet of marimba players backed by seven multipercussionists and piano.
Duration: 4:40 | Level: Advanced
$55.00
Inspired by accounts of an expedition to Mt. Everest, this aggressive composition depicts determination and danger. It features a quartet of marimba players backed by seven multipercussionists and piano.
Duration: 4:40 | Level: Advanced
$50.00
A piece designed to imitate a tense, action-packed, horror soundtrack. Using a fairly large instrumentation including piano, a variety of percussive effects are used to create an eerie, creepy atmosphere.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
$50.00
A piece designed to imitate a tense, action-packed, horror soundtrack. Using a fairly large instrumentation including piano, a variety of percussive effects are used to create an eerie, creepy atmosphere.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
$45.00
A groovy collection of 6 short cadences aimed at younger players (or those in a hurry!) - Volume 1.
Duration: 0:25-1:00 per loop | Level: Easy to Medium
$30.00
A groovy collection of 6 short cadences aimed at younger players (or those in a hurry!) - Volume 2.
Duration: 0:30-1:00 per loop | Level: Easy to Medium
$30.00
The 97-page book containing music of the Santa Clara Vanguard drumline in the late 90s.
Level: Medium to Advanced
$30.00
This arrangement adheres to the original, although the key has been changed to accommodate the range of a standard vibraphone. It requires precision to bring out the melody and coordination to handle the mallet dampening.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Medium
$15.00
This arrangement adheres to the original, although the key has been changed to accommodate the range of a standard vibraphone. It requires precision to bring out the melody and coordination to handle the mallet dampening.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Medium
$14.00
A creatively-titled piece for a large ensemble of 15-17 players that has a festive, soulful Afro-Cuban flavor and is thickly scored with a full complement of Latin rhythm section instruments.
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Advanced
$50.00
A creatively-titled piece for a large ensemble of 15-17 players that has a festive, soulful Afro-Cuban flavor and is thickly scored with a full complement of Latin rhythm section instruments.
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Advanced
$45.00
This piece uses a variety of textures, instruments, and techniques to create a driving and intense feel. With complex rhythms and an organic ostinato, this piece offers an intense and entertaining experience.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Advanced
$48.00
This piece uses a variety of textures, instruments, and techniques to create a driving and intense feel. With complex rhythms and an organic ostinato, this piece offers an intense and entertaining experience.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Advanced
$43.00
An adventurous work for solo marimba and percussion ensemble.
Duration: 8:40 | Level: Advanced
$55.00
An adventurous work for solo marimba and percussion ensemble.
Duration: 8:40 | Level: Advanced
$50.00
A short but challenging etude for marching battery in 23/16 time based loosely around the idea of a "rhythmic palindrome."
Duration: 1:10 | Level: Advanced
$18.99
This solo for djembe requires the drum to be amplified and effected with digital delay. It also calls for a prayer bowl and audio soundscape accompaniment.
Duration: 6:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
$30.00
This solo for djembe requires the drum to be amplified and effected with digital delay. It also calls for a prayer bowl and audio soundscape accompaniment.
Duration: 6:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
$27.00
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