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Percussion: Performance Literature

Performance Literature

Scores of performance literature for percussion




Selected books from the library's collection
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20th Century Orchestra Studies for Percussion compiled and annotated by Alan Abel
MT662.4 .A24 2000  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_20th_century_orchestra_studies.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"This collection has been put together to help the learning Percussionist prepare for the particular challenges present in 20th Century Orchestral music - rhythmic complexity, a range of instruments to be co-ordinated and the changing role of percussion within the orchestra, to name but a few."
Orchestral Techniques of the Standard Percussion Instruments: A Teaching Method for the Non-percussionist Band and Orchestra Director, Percussion Student and Private Teacher by Anthony J. Cirone
MT655 .C57 1971  Check Availability
Image:No cover image available-BOOKS.jpg From the book's foreword:
"The techniques presented in the following booklet represent one method of performing on the standard percussion instruments. They are not the only techniques used, but I am presenting them as what I consider to be the most satisfactory methods for performing the percussion repertoire of orchestral and symphonic band literature."
Modern School for Snare Drum: Combined with a Guide Book for the Artist Percussionist by Morris Goldenberg
MT662.4.G65 2002  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_modern_school_for_snare_drum.jpg From the publisher:
"This book of 54 progressive solos and duets makes performing easier! Part 1 offers well-graded exercises to improve playing skills, and Part 2 covers all percussion instruments, helping percussion groups develop an ensemble feeling. Includes orchestral examples from Bartok, Bernstein, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and more."
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Studio and Big Band Drumming: Interpretation of Contemporary Studio and Big Band Drum Parts for Today's Ensemble Drummer by Steve Houghton
MT662.3. H68 S7  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_studio_and_big_band_drumming.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"Great guide for today's drummer on reading studio and big band charts in classic and contemporary styles! Demonstrates setting up common figures and ensemble passages, and includes a bibliography and discography."
Portraits in Rhythm: 50 Studies for Snare Drum by Anthony J. Cirone
MT662.2.C57 P6  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_Portraits_in_Rhythm.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"One of the classic snare drum books in print today! This publication presents the reader with challenging and stimulating material for the intermediate and advanced percussion student. Contains 50 musical solos and brief performance notes."
Bach for Marimba: For 2, 3 and 4 Mallet Solos by Johann Sebastian Bach arranged by James L. Moore
M175.X6 B23 1974  Check Availability
Image:Bach_For_Marimba.jpg‎ From the book's foreword:
"The arrangements are for 2, 3 and 4 mallet marimba solos, grades 3 to 5. They are also playable on vibes and other bar percussion instruments by moving certain passages up or down an octave to fit into the limited ranges of these instruments."
Contrapunctus III: For Marimba Trio by Emery E. Alford
M385.A44 C63  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the book's Suggestions for Performance:
"Equipment needed: 1) 3 marimbas; however soprano and bass (I & III) may be played on the same marimba, thus requiring only 2 marimbas... 2) mallets... Choose mallets that will bring out each voice respectively. Avoid hard mallets and harsh sounds. Strive for a warm, legato effect."
Etude, Op. 6 No. 8 by Clair Omar Musser
M175.X6 M868 1976  Check Availability
Image:Etude_Op_6_No_8_Claire_Omar_Musser.jpg‎ From
"Musser's solo compositions and transcriptions and his ensemble arrangements have enjoyed great popularity. His Etudes have remained a staple in marimba repertoire and they continue to be performed daily all over the world. The study and mastery of Clair Omar Musser's Etudes is considered by teachers and performers to [be] a type of 'right of passages' into technical competence. Almost all marimbists study at least one of them, and most professionals have learned them all."
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Masterpieces for Marimba arranged by Thomas McMillan
M175.X6 M37 1990  Check Availability
Image:Masterpieces_for_Marimba.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"A collection of pieces from the Baroque music period arranged for marimba solo."
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Works for Marimba by Keiko Abe
M175.X6 A25 1987  Check Availability
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"Keiko Abe has developed her position as a world-class marimbist thanks to a rare combination of creative power, acute sensitivity, and virtuosic technique. She commands an overwhelming repertoire and appears regularly throughout the world in performances of solo concertos, chamber music, and improvisations. She is also in demand as a guest lecturer and has given master classes in leading music conservatories in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia."