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Title: Clair De Lune

Composer: Debussy - Arranger: Chris Sharp - Grade: 6 - Instrumentation: 6 players: Bells, Vibes 1 & 2, Marimbas 1 & 2, Piano

     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.

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

     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!

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

     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.

Title: 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

      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!

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

     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.

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

      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.

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

     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.

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

     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.

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

     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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