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  • All Hands on Deck (Duets, Trios, & Quartets for Hand Drums)
    All Hands on Deck (Duets, Trios, & Quartets for Hand Drums) $42.00 Add To Cart
    Featuring nine pieces – three duets, three trios, & three quartets – each playable on cajons, congas, djembes, or any combination of the three, All Hands on Deck is a flexible collection of hand drum...
  • Asante (Perc Ens 6+)
    Asante (Perc Ens 6+) $29.00 Add To Cart
    Asante is Swahili for “thank you.” Written for the developing percussion ensemble, Asante will introduce young percussionists to syncopated melodic rhythms. Flexible mallet voicing allows for a variety of melodic...
  • Caboo (Percussion Quartet)
    Caboo (Percussion Quartet) $32.00 Add To Cart
    This challenging quartet focuses on frequent interactions of polyrhythms and quintuplets, with a small instrumentation allowing for a variety of programming options. Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 4 Level: Medium...
  • Conga Mix
    Conga Mix $35.00 Add To Cart
    Traditional Latin rhythms comprise this ostinato-based piece. Player 1 acts as a soloist throughout, though the other players have improvisation opportunities as well. Includes CD accompaniment.Genre: Percussion Solo or Trio...
  • Conga Tarang
    Conga Tarang $25.00 Add To Cart
    Based on the multiple drum configurations employed by some North Indian table players, Conga Tarang takes advantage of the melodic potential of six congas.Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 3 Level: Medium |...
  • Dénia (Perc Ens 8)
    Dénia (Perc Ens 8) $32.00 Add To Cart
    Dénia is written for percussion ensemble in the style of a Spanish Flamenco. Flexible mallet voicing allows for a variety of melodic timbres; accompanies by a Flamenco rhythm section that includes traditional...
  • Denkyem
    Denkyem $32.00 Add To Cart
    Denkyem is the West African Adinkra symbol for the crocodile.and refers to the animal's adaptability – the fact that it breathes air but lives under water. This idea of adaptability is used throughout the piece as the...
  • Framed
    Framed $29.00 Add To Cart
    A work simply intended to explore the frame drum family of percussion instruments within in a chamber setting, Framed is an excellent change of pace piece for percussion ensembles. Appropriate for run-out concerts, tour...
  • Hands Up (Perc Ens 3+)
    Hands Up (Perc Ens 3+) $19.00 Add To Cart
    Hands Up is a conga trio based loosely on elements of west African djembe rhythms. It is a wonderful exercise in producing quality bass and dead strokes, open tones, and slaps.Genre: Conga Trio | # of Players: 3 Level:...
  • Lion Dance (Perc Ens 5)
    Lion Dance (Perc Ens 5) $36.00 Add To Cart
    This exciting work for percussion quintet replicates timbres authentic to eastern drum ensembles with common western instrumentation. It offers featured moments for each player, and will be a welcome addition of new sounds...
  • Mbira
    Mbira $42.00 Add To Cart
    The mbira is the classic instrument of Zimbabwe, with an entire musical genre developed around it. This work is work is based off of the traditional character of the instrument. Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 6...
  • Mexican Marimba, The
    Mexican Marimba, The $25.00 Add To Cart
    Written for one 4-octave marimba, the arrangements in The Mexican Marimba attempt to recreate the traditional marimba style of street musicians so common in larger cities of Mexico. Street musicians make their living by...
  • Shake
    Shake $24.00 Add To Cart
    A work simply intended to explore shaken instruments within the percussion family in a chamber setting, Shake is a perfect change of pace for percussion ensembles. Appropriate for run-out concerts, tour performances, or for...
  • Slap Shift
    Slap Shift $34.00 Add To Cart
    Traditional conga rhythms with Cuban roots set the tone for this spicy conga sextet.Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 6 Level: Medium | Duration: 5:05 Instrumentation6 CongasProgram NotesOne of the first pieces to...
  • Streamline (Perc Ens 7)
    Streamline (Perc Ens 7) $32.00 Add To Cart
    Using primarily hand drums, woodblocks and cymbals, Streamline is culturally infused with music from West Africa, Cuba, Haiti and China. Indigenous instruments and playing techniques from these cultures are used throughout,...
  • Taiko
    Taiko $39.00 Add To Cart
    Your audiences will be blown away by the shear power of this piece! Using traditional instruments, Harding emulates the unmistakable sound of a Japanese taiko ensemble. The majestic opening accelerates into the quick tempo...
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