3x3 is a percussion ensemble for young players written as a fast scherzo. The title comes from the fact that it is a work for 3 players with 3 instruments each. Beyond this, it is
Based struggle to find the inner peace of our soul, Peace Within chronicles the challenge of our quest for quietness and calmness in our life. Scored for Marimba, Cello, and Bb
Barnstormer is a quality percussion trio by Chris Crockarell. Attributes such as solid arrangement and playability for young players have put this
The title of this work is a reference to the geometric formulas and figures used to spur the rhythmic and phrase concepts. The opening section utilizes phrase lengths based on the Pythagorean theorem. The
Ludwig van Beethoven is regarded by many as the greatest composer in the history of music. He was prone to sudden mood swings often reflected in his music. This excerpt from his Piano Sonata 13, Op.27 No. 1
The idea for Burn3 simply came from the title and the myriad of ways a fire can burn. What results is a perpetual motion tour-de-force work for both players that takes listeners on a journey.
A fascinating exercise in counterpoint and mixed-meter, CC'd is a marimba trio that also includes 3 optional percussion parts to further add to the unique textures in the keyboards.
Imagine what the skeletons hear while dancing through graves on a crisp All Hallows' Eve, and this may be it! In Cemetery Salsa, three intermediate players are featured on a single 4.3 octave
These selections work as individual pieces or in a four-movement capacity. This "mini-symphony" reveals the importance of key relationships, tempo relationships, and contrasting dynamics.
Dark Passenger is an intense, visceral ride through many different musical territories. The setup consists of three sets of bongos placed back to back while the three performers frame the setup on
Don’t Look Left! features three performers on a partial drum set, with each player having a kick bass drum, tom, and snare drum. The piece features traditional rudimental vocabulary,
Drum-E Piece No. 1 is an exciting, blazing-fast work for three percussionists with similar drum and cymbal setups. The piece alternates between bombastic unison figures and moments for each player
A lively marimba trio with layered syncopated rhythms and Latin American sonorities. Muy bueno!
Hyperbole is built on the stylistic elements of jazz and progressive rock. It consists of four main sections in the beginning, a following optional solo section, and finishes with a recap and
La Fractura is a highly syncopated percussion trio written for three keyboards and djembe with a small percussion setup. Originally written for a larger array of instruments, the
An exciting follow-up to Daiki Kato's duet The Last Dance. Scored for percussion trio, this time each player has a keyboard instrument and drums.
This piece takes its name from the obsessive and insistent nature of the music. The hocket-like interplay between all three parts, sudden changes in dynamics, displacement of the regular beat, and the
A Little Malletmusik is another one of Brian Slawson’s brilliant pieces for beginning mallet percussionists. Despite its simple, catchy, and light character, it has a many pedagogical
Liz is a lovely melodic work for three players on three marimbas.
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