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
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.
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
An accessible all drum trio of moderate difficulty. With a quick tempo, interlocking patterns and the sharing of two pairs of bongos, Drum Amalgam is a fun visual and sonic workout. In addition to
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
Liz is a lovely melodic work for three players on three marimbas.
Scored for xylophone and three marimbas, this contemporary rag features all the players. It is not just a solo with accompaniment, but rather offers appealing interaction between all the voices.
In this percussion trio, the notion of "omnes trio" or "trio for all" is achieved through its homogeneous composition. The instruments include a shared concert bass drum, three sets of bongos, and six opera
Brian Slawson expertly captures the spirit of the third movement of Beethoven's famous piano sonata with this rendition for vibraphone and two marimbas. The arrangement is rife with healthy musical
Composed so that it could be performed by three or four players and still hold its laid-back, groovy feel, this piece has elements of minimalism and drumset grooves. It can be felt in two different ways
This percussion trio functions much like a jazz trio. The tune is played with variations, followed by a section for improvisation, and then finishes with the tune again to bring it to a happy ending.
As a small, chamber work for handheld percussion, this is an excellent change of pace piece for percussion ensembles. Appropriate for run-out concerts, tour performances, or for a front-of-curtain selection