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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
A brilliant collection of trios for young percussionists. Each piece is scored for three of the same instrument so the titles can be performed individually or as a suite!
Here is a visually and aurally captivating non-pitched percussion trio based on two simple key elements. The first is a circular ensemble setup surrounding a single shared ride cymbal. The second is the
Silent Flower is a lovely trio for recorder or flute, piano, and marimba
The title of this marimba trio is derived from the last name of a couple that attended college with the composer. The piece itself is inspired by the many stories the couple shared with the
The marimba is one of the most popular instruments in the Caribbean Islands. The performance of Caribbean music often features multiple players on a single marimba. Such is the case in Brian Slawson's
Three Way Split is a fun and hip trio for snare drums. The piece is in a jazz waltz feel and uses mounted instruments such as tambourine and cowbell to color the series of syncopated
Here is a terrific set of three Christmas carols arranged for intermediate percussion trio. The settings are vibrant and accessible to developing mallet players. A holiday treat!
By design, Trio uses relatively inexpensive instruments and has a compact setup. Some are found instruments like cans, glass bottles, and planks of wood. The rest of the instruments are more
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