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Percussion Ensemble

With the versatility of percussion instruments, great new compositions and fun arrangements can be done to feature this section of a band or orchestra. Pieces range from extremely easy, using spoons and other household objects, to quite difficult, requiring virtuosity on all instruments.

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$20.00

A Dance On Three Legs is a percussion ensemble piece with constantly shifting meter, hence the title.  It also has constantly changing texture and dynamics to add interest.  Six players are involve...

  • PE1528
  • Duration: 2:10
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

I wrote this piece with the intent of creating a fun piece for students to play that a non-musician could easily teach to a sixth grade class with no musical experience. It is scored for 4 players...

  • PE278
  • Duration: 2:30
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

Using some Latin percussion influence, A Little Spice is meant to be a fun percussion piece for any level of players. Not only do most of the parts get an opportunity to play short solos throughou...

  • PE2912
  • Duration: 1:45
  • Easy-Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$9.00

Ashtilian, written for 4 timpani, tests the skills of the player with sticking, rhythm changes and changing pitches within the music in the form of glisses. This is an excellent contest piece to sh...

  • PE1629
  • Duration: 2:05
  • Medium
  • Solo Timpani
$25.00

Bingo, Bango, Bongo was inspired by many years of friendly golf competitions amongst friends. Specifically the name refers to the three ways to score points in the game represented in the compositi...

  • PE1630
  • Duration: 3:45
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

Boomer Blues is exactly what the title states, a 12-bar blues composed for boomwhackers. It is a fun upbeat tune where each player requires only two boomwhackers. After a short introduction, the...

  • PE1014
  • Duration: 2:00
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$12.00

The simple setting of this well known tune was done in my first year of working with the percussion ensemble at a Junior High School. I had quite a few problems finding music suitable for their le...

  • PE277
  • Duration: 2:20
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

This percussion ensemble (requiring 5 players) is an upbeat piece with the feeling reflecting a dance groove from medieval music.  Although written in 6/8 time, parts of the composition use a polyr...

  • PE1320
  • Duration: 2:10
  • Easy-Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

Cookin’ With Cheese pokes fun at poorly produced TV cooking shows. It starts with a video of a cooking show (as lame as possible, please), is later interrupted by putting a mini-bag of popcorn in...

  • PE2910
  • Duration: 2:30
  • Easy-Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$25.00

It is intended that the piece be performed with the marimba quartet on stage (four players on two marimbas) and the vibraphone in the audience (center or back of hall preferred). The piece will th...

  • PE1016
  • Duration: 3:30
  • Medium-Difficult
  • Percussion Ensemble
Arr. Morley Calvert
$9.00

Haydn is best known for his symphonies but his chamber music is also excellent. On one of his two year long trips to London, Haydn wrote several piano trios. The best known of these is the G major...

  • PE1325
  • Duration: 2:20
  • Medium
  • Xylophone and Piano
$20.00

Written during a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in the summer of 2005 for the Calgarian Move to Strike Percussion Group, this playful piece is based on the Martin Page novel of the same...

  • PE276
  • Duration: 4:00
  • Medium-Difficult
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

Inspired by the Japanese style of drumming, Jo-Ha-Kyn is a piece your percussionists will enjoy playing. It is based on the ternary structure where Jo is a slow introduction, Ha is a build up of t...

  • PE1017
  • Duration: 2:10
  • Easy-Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
Arr. Ryan Meeboer
$10.00

This is a collection of over 20 short arrangements of well-loved children’s pieces, classical works and folksongs that are ideal for beginner musicians. Students in the first year of playing can en...

  • PE1319
  • Duration:
  • Easy
  • Percussion Ensemble
$15.00

Lake Michigan II was inspired by the composer's trip to the western shores of the eponymous lake. The changing of the waves flowing back and forth is evoked by the two-against-three movement of the...

  • PE1218
  • Duration: 2:50
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble - Vibraphone Duet or Trio
$20.00

Wanna have some fun? Of course you do! And there's plenty enough for all in this new adventure for young malleteers. A catchy tune, exotic harmonies and lilting rhythmic grooves will carry you acr...

  • PE299
  • Duration: 2:20
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

What do percussion toys do after Midnight when everyone’s asleep? Listen to this piece and your imagination will tell you. There are 7 parts with no specialty or pitched instruments required.

  • PE1321
  • Duration: 2:10
  • Easy
  • Percussion Ensemble
$25.00

The intent of this piece is every drummers dream to just groove and have fun doing it. The entire piece is played on an assortment of buckets and garbage cans (both metal and plastic). Parts ca...

  • PE274
  • Duration: 2:50
  • Medium-Difficult
  • Percussion Ensemble (Timpani)
$20.00

Based on the elements of traditional African music, Nyasa of Tanzania is a fun, polyrhythmic piece that is easy enough for an Orff ensemble to perform. The rhythms sound more complicated than they...

  • PE1015
  • Duration: 2:00
  • Easy-Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$9.00

Oblivious, for timpani and piano, uses many different sounds and colors throughout the entire composition. The performer must be confident with his/her sticking skills and his/her confidence with...

  • PE1731
  • Duration: 3:20
  • Medium
  • Timpani and Piano
$20.00

When it comes to percussion ensembles, talk is not cheap,... it's essential! Featuring an impressive array of things to hit, this "way cool" piece for things pitched and un-pitched will give percus...

  • PE1323
  • Duration: 3:05
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

According to ancient Chinese mythology the universe was divided into four quadrants called the Four Celestial Palaces, each represented by a guardian animal: Dragon, Phoenix, Tiger and Tortoise. Th...

  • PE1322
  • Duration: 2:05
  • Easy-Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$6.00

Soliloquy for Anne was originally written for six timpani. Knowing not many schools or band program have access to six timpani, two tom-toms could be used in place of the upper two drums. This is a...

  • PE252
  • Duration: 2:05
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$14.00

Stick Dance is reminiscent of Canaries, a solo work for 4 timpani composed by Eliott Carter. Like Canaries, this piece is an example of metric modulation, changing tempo using the rhythms present....

  • PE971
  • Duration: 4:30
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
Tapas      Carmen Gassi
$20.00

Inspired by the sights, sounds, and tastes experienced during the composer's visit to Barcelona and a walk down the streets of La Rambla. 8 players are required to perform this work.

  • PE1324
  • Duration: 3:05
  • Easy
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

Techno Boom is meant to be a fun and simple pop tune to be played by boom whackers.  The piece is made up of only two alternating sections, much like popular dance tunes. This piece requires 5 play...

  • PE1427
  • Duration: 2:00
  • Easy-Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$25.00

Exotic sounds and exciting rhythms highlight this percussive journey from beginning to end.  Your percussion ensemble will enjoy the adventure and improve their playing as they work together to con...

  • PE1326
  • Duration: 4:35
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$30.00

This clever composition would add something new and exciting to your Christmas concert or event. This piece is scored for a variety of mallet players and some toys and would involve at least 8 play...

  • PE273
  • Duration: 3:30
  • Medium-Difficult
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

Trash, Scrap N Drivel was written with the intent of creating a fun piece for students to play that a non-musician could easily teach to an eighth grade class with little musical experience and th...

  • PE275
  • Duration: 4:00
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
$20.00

Simple is best. This ultra cool event for percussion ensemble is a soothing escape from life's complexities. Based on the blues, it has a few harmonic twists thrown in for good measure and... there...

  • PE2913
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Medium
  • Percussion Ensemble
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