Concert Percussion Ensemble

           

Title: Clair De Lune

Composer: Claude Debussy Arranger: Chris Sharp Grade: 6
 

Instrumentation:  6 players: Bells, Vibes 1 & 2, Marimbas 1 & 2, Piano
Description: Impressionistic music is a wonderful vehicle for teaching expression and musicality. Rediscover the haunting beauty of Debussy's famous piece with this arrangement for mallets and piano.

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Title: Night On Bald Mountain

Composer: Modeste Moussorgsky Arranger: Chris Sharp Grade: 6
 

Instrumentation: 12 players: Bells, Xylophones 1 & 2, Vibes 1 & 2, Marimbas 1 & 2, Timpani, Electric Bass, Concert Snare, Concert Bass Drum
Description: Easily one of Musorgski's most recognizable works, this piece arranged for a full concert percussion section plus electric bass will challenge your most accomplished players technically, while displaying their ability to explore a wide range of dynamics. Top Seller!

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Title: Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Composer: J. S. Bach Arranger: Chris Sharp Grade: 5
 

Instrumentation: 6 players: Xylophones 1 & 2, Vibes 1 & 2, Marimbas 1 & 2
Description: This piece was re-introduced to the public in the 1970's when synthesizer technology opened up a whole new world of sounds. This arrangement for mallets only, features dynamics which have been added to the original work for added musical expression.

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Title: The Marriage of Figaro

Composer: W. A. Mozart Arranger: Chris Sharp Grade: 5
 

Instrumentation: 8 players: Bells, Xylophones 1 & 2, Vibes 1 & 2, Marimbas 1 & 2, Timpani
Description: Classical music in all of it's original glory arranged by master arranger Chris Sharp. Contest material, pit percussion feature, challenging and assuredly worth the work. Top Seller!

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Title: William Tell Overture

Composer: G. Rossini Arranger: Chris Sharp Grade: 5
 

Instrumentation: 11-12 players: Bells, Xylophones 1 & 2, Vibes 1 & 2, Marimbas 1 & 2, Snare drum, Bass drum, Timpani, Tambourine, Crash cymbals and Bird whistle
Description: Another great crowd-pleaser, this arrangement contains some humerous elements designed to make the piece fun as well as challenging, and features parts covering the various ranges of ability within your players. It's the perfect grand finale to your percussion concert.

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Title: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

Composer: Modeste Moussorgsky Arranger: Chris Sharp Grade: 4
 

Instrumentation: 8 players: Bells, Xylophones 1 & 2 (playable on one instrument), Vibes 1 & 2 (playable on one instrument), Marimbas 1 & 2, Hi-hat
Description: Moussorgsky's humorous movement from "Pictures at an Exhibition" takes on a new personality in this creative arrangement. This piece will surely put smiles on the faces of performers and audiences alike.

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Title: The Hut of Baba Yaga

Composer: Modeste Moussorgsky Arranger: Chris Sharp Grade: 4
 

Instrumentation: 10 players: Xylophones 1 & 2, Vibes 1, Vibes 2/Bells, Marimbas 1 & 2, Timpani, Suspended cymbal, Bass drum, Piano
Description: Another movement from Moussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition", this piece makes a great addition to any band's Halloween program. There are parts playable by musicians covering a wide range of abilities, from elementary to advanced.

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Title: Danse Boheme

Composer: Georges Bizet Arranger: Chris Sharp Grade: 3.5
 

Instrumentation: 13-14 players: Bells, Xylophones 1 & 2, Vibes 1 & 2, Marimba 1 & 2, Suspended cymbal, Hi-hat, Snare drum, Bass drum, Timpani, Tambourine, Triangle
Description: From the world's most famous opera, "Carmen" comes this movement which seems destined to be performed as a work for percussion. Your musicians will enjoy the energy generated by this piece as it accelerates to a frenzied conclusion.

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Title: PentaSonic

Composer: Chris Sharp Arranger: Chris Sharp Grade: 3.5
 

Instrumentation: 10 players: Bells, Xylophones 1 & 2, Vibes 1 & 2, Marimbas 1 & 2, Set drums, Timpani, Tambourine
Description: This original composition is perfect for percussionists who are learning to develop their mallet technique. All mallet parts are performed only on the black keys of the instruments. There are many references to the number five, including the time signature of 5/4, the key signature of five flats (Bb minor) and many recurring played and clapped five-note motifs. There's even an improvised section where there are no wrong notes available!

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