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A selection of my Percussion Ensemble works that are available for digital download. Pieces include a score and each individual part in pdf format. The YouTube clips feature Sibelius generated recordings of my compositions, a poor substitute for the real thing but they give you the idea. 

An exploration of the afro-cuban 6/8 Bembe rhythm for beginner to intermediate Percussion Ensembles.
 
Instrumentation (11 parts untuned):
  • snare drum
  • bass drum
  • floor tom tom
  • tom toms (3)
  • agogo bells
  • cowbell
  • congas
  • bongos
  • clave
  • guiro
  • shaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

An exploration of dynamics and triplet/ shuffle grooves for beginner Percussion Ensembles. 

Instrumentation (6 parts untuned):

  • bass drum
  • bongo
  • suspended cymbal
  • snare drum
  • tom toms (3)
  • floor tom toms

 

 

CLAVE is based upon approachable Latin rhythms and is suitable for ensemble containing member covering a range of playing abilities (from one year of tuition to more advanced players). This work will leave feet tapping and bodies grooving.

Instrumentation (12 parts):

  • drum kit
  • clave
  • surdo (floor tom tom)
  • ganza (shaker)
  • agogo bells
  • bongos
  • congas
  • caixa (snare drum)
  • guiro
  • whistle
  • xylophone one
  • xylophone two

RRP $37.95

Available through Rhythmscape Publishing on the Optimum Percussion website

 An exploration of a movie soundtrack style piece for tuned and untuned percussion. 
 
Instrumentation (10 parts):
  • drum kit
  • timpani (2)
  • bass drum
  • floor tom tom
  • snare drum
  • suspended cymbal
  • crash cymbal
  • bar chimes/ wood block
  • glockenspiel
  • xylophone/ vibraphone

 

 

An exploration of polyrhythms that will extend the percussionists rhythmic independence. 

Instrumentation (12 parts):

  • drum kit
  • timpani (2)
  • snare drum
  • bass drum
  • tom toms (3)
  • tambourine
  • wood block
  • suspended cymbal
  • cowbell
  • glockenspiel
  • xylophone one
  • xylophone two

A composition that juxtaposes a lurkying theme of menace with a funky african beat.

Instrumentation (8 parts untuned):

  • shaker
  • bass drum
  • snare drum
  • suspended cymbal
  • floor tom tom
  • tom toms (3)
  • congas
  • gong
An exploration of afro-cuban grooves for beginner Percussion Ensembles. 
Instrumentation (8 parts untuned):
  • tom toms (3)
  • bass drum
  • snare drum
  • agogo bells
  • bongos
  • tamborine
  • triangle
  • vibraslap
RRP: $30.00
A piece for 4 drum kits that includes solo sections for each player. 
  
The same composition as Quadralatural but arranged for 2 drum kits.

RRP: $30.00

 

 

An up-lifting new work for percussion ensemble that allows the exploration of odd time signatures and polyrhythms. With a range of ability levels covered in the parts, SEVEN is an excellent work for the intermediate percussion ensemble.

Instrumentation (12 parts):

  • drum kit
  • timpani (2)
  • snare drum
  • bass drum
  • tom toms (3)
  • bongos
  • tambourine
  • temple blocks
  • cowbell
  • suspended cymbal
  • xylophone one
  • xylophone two

RRP $37.95

Available through Rhythmscape Publishing on the Optimum Percussion website