Percussion Solos

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  • Album of Old Photographs
    Album of Old Photographs $32.00 Add To Cart
    This set of short pieces begins in a contemporary (although tonal) harmonic language and gradually carries the listener “back in time” to a more romantic tonality. The five “photographs” hint at a...
  • Almost a Wink
    Almost a Wink $10.00 Add To Cart
    Almost a Wink is a jazzy, melodically-driven work for solo vibraphone, giving the performer the opportunity to add his or her personal touch through improvisation. A perfect piece for an undergraduate percussion recital...
  • Almost Beyond
    Almost Beyond $24.00 Add To Cart
    Almost Beyond takes its inspiration from a story/painting by StoryPeople creator Brian Andreas (www.storypeople.com). Genre: Duet for Marimba & Piano | # of Players: 2 Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 5:00...
  • Animism
    Animism $35.00 Add To Cart
    A fast paced, rhythmic gem. The timpanist has the opportunity to perform complex, strictly metered rhythms as well as some rubato sections of free playing. The score calls for extensive hand drumming techniques, and for...
  • Apocalyptic Etude
    Apocalyptic Etude $15.00 Add To Cart
    A brilliant fusion of classical and modern idioms and harmonies bring this piece to the forefront of contemporary composition. A virtuostic and technical beast, this piece is a must for the modern marimbist.Genre: Marimba...
  • Apparitions
    Apparitions $12.00 Add To Cart
    Apparitions for solo marimba reflects on the notion of a memory, thought, or sensation that has a tendency to resurface. Genre: Marimba (4-mallet) | # of Players: 1 Level: Medium | Duration: 6:00 InstrumentationMarimba...
  • Apsara #1
    Apsara #1 $18.00 Add To Cart
    Dedicated to marimbist Nanae Mimura, Apsara #1 opens and closes with a lyrical and expansive melody, at first rolled, then arpeggiated at the end. The virtuosic middle section is fast and furious and requires technical...
  • Apsara #2
    Apsara #2 $16.00 Add To Cart
    Dedicated to marimbist Michael Burritt, this piece serves as a great etude for working on double laterals in both hands through the use of triplets and the whole tone scale. Although Kaiser labels Apsara #2 as a technical...
  • Arctic
    Arctic $15.00 Add To Cart
    Written for Michael Rosen, Arctic opens with a brief, slightly dissonant rolled section followed by many changes in mood (from desolation to hope to doubt to regret). The piece works as both a recital piece and an etude to...
  • Artistic Studies for Snare Drum
    Artistic Studies for Snare Drum $15.00 Add To Cart
    Artistic Studies for Snare Drum was composed as a supplement for most intermediate to advanced methods. These studies utilize traditional and non-traditional styles, techniques, and meters to be encountered by the concert...
  • Ascends the Sky
    Ascends the Sky $15.00 Add To Cart
    Inspired by the William Blake poem "Morning," ...ascends the sky is a beautiful intermediate work for solo 5-octave marimba, filled with sixteenth notes flowing up and down the full range of the instrument.Genre: Marimba...
  • Autumnal Overture
    Autumnal Overture $14.00 Add To Cart
    Not intended to be a programmtic work, but rather to paint a picture of landscape – perhaps a lush, colorful swamp darkened by the canopy of trees, but with sunlight intermittently shining gaining entry as one travels...
  • Awake & Resting
    Awake & Resting $10.00 Add To Cart
    This intermediate marimba solo serves as a wonderful introduction to polytonality for the performer and audience alike. While not too technically challenging, Awake & Resting requires a great deal of musical nuance...
  • Azureus
    Azureus $15.00 Add To Cart
    Azureus is a jazz waltz inspired by the composer’s wife's roses garden! The piece follows an AABACA form that serves as the basic structure for the improvised solos. The use of jazz harmonies, scales, and melodic...
  • Bad Vibes
    Bad Vibes $14.00 Add To Cart
    Bad Vibes is a musically challenging work that is well-suited for concert performance. Primarily utilizing four-mallet technique, the piece is rhythmic in nature and dramatic in character. Pedaling indications are provided...
  • Baroque Suite for 5 Timpani
    Baroque Suite for 5 Timpani $18.00 Add To Cart
    This is a delightful four-movement suite of Baroque dances for intermediate timpani. Dwayne Rice has taken great care to make the timpani as melodic and musical as possible. Perfect for an undergraduate percussion...
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