Percussion Ensembles

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AFRICAN MONTUNO
Terry O’Mahoney 
This percussion sextet utilizes elements of the bembe, an African pattern, and the montuno, an improvised Afro-Cuban musical style. Excellent for both high school and easy college level performances.

PE-10001
Price: $15.00


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AMERICAN FOLKSONG SUITE
arr. Barbara Artino 
Six short movement, each to the tune of a well known folksong- Li’l Lisa Jane-Buffalo Gals-Jacob’s Ladder-Press Along-Rock Island Line-Shoo Fly! - written for five players, with optional performance by more or fewer players. Uses any mallet percussion instruments available and other common percussion instruments, and is excellent study or program material for very young beginning percussion ensembles.

PE-10002 (OH, NY, FL)
Price: $10.00

AMERICANA SUITE for DRUMS & MALLETS
arr. James L. Moore
(Dixie-Yankee Doodle-Soldier’s Joy-Oh Susannah-Stars & Stripes Forever) 
A fine new arrangement for developing percussion sections/classes with scoring that can be effectively utilized by ensembles of varying sizes. Instrumentation includes- mallet instruments (any of your choosing), snare & bass drums, and accessory instruments (cymbals, tambourine, wood block).  Playable by large and small sections,  and even by as few as one  mallet player and a drumset player, the five movements in this suite are both fun to play and hear and equally valuable for training your developing percussion section.

PE-10003
Price: $15.00

Performed by KissPercussiva-Ensemble conducted by Thomas Friedrich from Bad Kissingen, Germany.

AN ANGEL'S GIFT 
arr Jeffrey Parthun, Sr.
A modern setting in a moderately slow Rock Feel based on "Angels We Have Heard On High" scored for a percussion ensemble of 10-12 players. Easy effective mallet parts and percussion instruments are featured.

PE-10004
Price: $18.00

ARUBA GETAWAY
Terry O’Mahoney
This piece in the Caribbean tradition affords the ensemble the opportunity to experience the calypso and songo rhythms and improvisation. Scored for eight players and includes parts for any available mallet instruments - marimbas, vibraphones, and optional steel drums.

PE-10005 (IN)
Price: $12.00

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BATUKA SAMBA
Terry O’Mahoney 
This ensemble is a visit to a Brazilian drum festival. Scored for nine players, including mallet instruments, drum set, and piano.

PE-10006 (NY, IN, FL)
Price: $15.00


BE THOU MY VISION
arr. David Mancini & James Sewrey 
A beautiful scoring of this well known Irish folksong/hymn featuring marimbas, orchestra bells, vibraphone, chimes, piano, and percussion instruments. Equally effectively on the concert stage or in church.

PE-10007
Price: $19.95

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BLUE PARROT, The
Murray Houllif
One of Murray Houllif’s clasic ensembles, now re-engraved and re-issued by PerMus. The Blue Parrot is a Rock-Latin sextet Graded 3+. The piece is scored for Bells, Vibes, Marimba, drum set, conga drum and auxillary percussion.  The keyboard players also double on latin instruments during the percussion jam section.

PE-10055
Price: $15.00


BRAZILIAN RAINDROPS
Jim Carey
Flexible instrumentation of this samba tune allows for performance by ensembles of varying instrumentation. A good work for melodic and rhythmic improvisation.

PE-10008
Price: $10.00


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BUCKET BRIGADE
Wally Hackmeister (aka J. L. Moore)
A quartet for four plastic or metal buckets of varying size, or for any four percussion sounds of your choosing. This “street music” inspired ensemble is a sure crowd pleaser and fun for the players!

PE-10009
Price: $12.00


BURUNDI SHUFFLE
Terry O’Mahoney 
Written in the popular Cuban dance style, this ensemble for eight players uses mallet instruments (ex. marimba, vibraphone, optional steel drums, etc.) and Latin American rhythm instruments.

PE-10010
Price: $15.00

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CARIBBEAN SEABREEZE
Linda Dauwalder-Dachtyl
This delightful “Latin Feel” ensemble is scored for marimba, vibes, guitar, bass drums and auxillary percussion.  Ample opportunity is given for improvisation in all melodic instrumental parts.  Be sure tio include this number on your next percussion ensemble concert. New Edition has transcribed Mallet solo included.


PE-10011
Price: $15.00 

CHA-CHA RUFUS
Terry O’Mahoney
This Latin tune is written in the popular Cuban dance style. Scored for 8 players- bells, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, timbales, congas, bass, & drum set.

PE-10012 (NY, IN)
Price: $15.00

CHRISTMAS BY THE NUMBERS
Robert Barnett 
In this ensemble for six or seven players, the composer has skillfully(and humorously) woven together a medley of three well known songs of the season - The First Noel, We Three Kings, & The Twelve Days of Christmas.

PE-10013
Price: $10.00

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CHORUS OF THE BELLS from Pagliacci - Leoncavallo
arr. Cary Dachtyl
      The Chorus of Bells, from Leoncavallo’s Il Pagliacci, is an arrangement of the vocal chorus of towns people on their way to vespers before a night at the traveling show. Little do they know what’s in store for them. The chorus starts very strong and fades away as the villagers move off to the church and ends quietly. 
        Although mostly a mallet ensemble, the timpani and added orchestral percussion really adds to the piece.  Both marimba parts can be performed on a single instrument. If a 5 octave is available, the performer may transpose some of the Marimba 2 parts to a lower octave.

PE-10053
Price: $15.00

Kenyon Percussion Ensemble - Chorus of the Bells

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CLAP AND PLAY
Greg C. Holloway
A percussion quintet for - snare drum, bass drum, timpani (2), cymbals, and wood block, with some hand clapping.

PE-10014 (NY)
Price: $10.00


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CRYPTIC BLUE PLANET LAKE
Joseph Van Hassel - A Percussion Quintet for 3 Wood Blocks, Snare Drum, 2 Concert Toms, Large Tam-Tam, Bass Drum.

The Cryptic Blue Planet Lake was written as a vehicle for middle school percussion students to practice non-conducted chamber music performance, phrasing on indefinitely pitched percussion instruments, and dynamic control.  The Cryptic Blue Planet Lake is based on rhythmic material from the score to a very well known super-hero film.

PE-10052
Price: $10.00


DECK THE HALLS
arr. Aaron Turner
This swinging arrangement of a Yuletide favorite will enhance any Holiday program.  Turner’s scoring of this well known tune is in a quasi-Calypso setting and offers instrumentation options with parts  for:  xylophone  or flute, marimba, vibraphone or steel drum, drum set, & bass marimba or electric bass.

PE-10015
Price: $19.95


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DISTANT STARS
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr.
An elementary quartet for snare drum, two High Toms, Two Low Toms and Bass Drum. 
Example 
recording below courtesy Matt Finger.


PE -10051
Score and parts: $10.00


THE DIXIELAND SWING
Melinda Zenor - 1920’s style for piano and xylophone feature with bass and drum set accompaniment.  
A real show stopper.

MX -10001 (NY)
Score and parts: $18.00

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DRUM n’ TUNES - Easy Duets for Drum Set
or Concert Drum Section & Mallet Instruments

Arranged by James L. Moore & Logan Moore
(performance set of 2 books, for large ensemble use, purchase several sets of books)

PD-10002
Price: $10.00


ECHOES BEYOND THE FOREVER
Jack D. Jenny 
A challenging work for percussion quartet and pre-recorded tape. Performance set includes pre-recorded tape.

PE-10016
Price: $24.00

ELECTIC-SET
Stephen Weber 
Fully notated and improvisational movements are featured in this six movement work for percussion quartet.

PE-10017
Price: $28.00

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FANTASY ON JINGLE BELLS
arr. Dane Newlove
Young percussion ensembles will have fun with this creative, easy arrangement.



PE-10018 (NY)
Price: $10.00


FEEL THE SPIRIT
David Mancini 
A reflective slow opening gives way to a joyful samba in this exciting work for 9 players that was selected as a “reviewer’s choice” by Instrumentalist Magazine.

PE-10019
Price: $25.00

GATE OF HEAVEN
David L. Taylor
Scored for bells, vibraphone, and 5 marimbas, this composition should find great acceptance both through its sacred programatic content and its musical richness.

PE-10020
Price: $20.00

HALLELUJAH CHORUS from The Messiah
G. F. Handel/arr. Daniel T. Musselman 
A percussion ensemble arrangement for 9 players of this stirring masterpiece.

PE-10021
Price: $19.00

HAYDN BEHIND BARS
Joseph Haydn, arr. Jeffrey Parthun, Sr.
Pardon the “pun”, but this Grade 1-2 ensemble for mallets and percussion is much fun to play as it includes some of the composers best known tunes.

PE-10022
Price: $10.00

HE IS BORN, THE HOLY CHILD
arr. David L. Taylor
This 19th Century French Carol is skillfully arranged for mallets and percussion. Thanks to Thomas Friedrich and Kisspercussiva for the performance.

PE-10023
Price: $20.00

I SING THE MIGHT POWER OF GOD 
arr. Daniel Musselman
A powerful arrangement of this hymn tune scored for 9 players. Thanks to Thomas Friedrich and Kisspercussiva for the performance.

PE-10024
Price: $18.00


JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
arr. David Mancini 
This “New Orleans” style favorite is given new life in this brilliant arrangement.

PE-10025 (MD)
Price: $19.95

KIT & KABOODLE for Drum Set & Percussion Quartet 
Murray Houllif
This work gives the drum set soloist ample opportunity for improvisation and interaction with the percussion quartet.

PE-10026 (NY)
Price: $18.00

LATIN MARCH
Terry O’Mahoney 
This percussion quintet features both the Latin American and march styles, and would be an excellent choice for junior/senior high school ensembles or easy college reading material.

PE-10027
Price: $10.00

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MAPLE LEAF RAG - Joplin/Houllif 4MD
Scott Joplin classic rag for marimba trio with drumset part.
Recording below courtesy “Ambira”

ME-10069 (NY, FL)
$10.00 


MIRAGE for Percussion Quintet and ‘Cello
David Robnett 
Sonorous marimba, vibraphone, and ‘cello writing along with other percussion instruments are featured in this work.

PE-10028
Price: $10.00

MUSIC FOR A LAZY SUMMER EVENING
David L. Taylor
A smooth 7/4 groove and a full ensemble of mallet instruments and rhythm instruments make this a musical delight.

PE-10029
Price: $18.00

MUSICBOX LULLABY
Daniel Musselman
A descriptive work scored for percussion quartet- orchestra bells (2 sets), vibraphone, timpani & ratchet.

PE-10030 (NY, FL)
Price: $10.00

NEW FRIENDS MARCH
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr.
This Grade 1-2 percussion ensemble is a fine introduction to ensemble playing. The scoring is for mallet instruments ( any can be used- bells, xylophone, marimba, etc.) and non-pitched percussion (snare drum, bass drum, etc.).

PE-10031
Price: $10.00

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PIECE FOR GHANA
Sarah Waters 
Piece for Ghana is written for 5 Djembes, however, you may substitute other drums as needed for players 3-5. This piece is intended to introduce players to djembe playing techniques. There is a description of playing techniques included in the score.

PE-10054
Price: $12.00 


Students of Sarah Waters at Ohio Northern University performing Piece for Ghana


PRAISE TO THE LORD THE ALMIGHTY/AMAZING GRACE
arr. David Mancini
This outstanding arrangement can be performed in any of the following ways: 1) percussion ensemble with soprano soloist, 2) percussion ensemble, soprano soloist, and chorus, and 3) percussion ensemble alone (w/ additional marimbas playing the vocal parts).

PE-10032
Price: $24.00

PRESENTING PERCUSSION
Stanley Leonard
Written for percussion quintet and narrator, this is an innovative, educational ensemble that traces the development of percussion from early beginnings to the present.

PE-10033 (NY)
Price: $18.00

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PROTAGANOM
Roger Cichy 
A three movement work for five players. Excellent for contest and recital performance. Re-engraved from original manuscript.

PE-10034
Price: $12.00



PURSUIT for Solo Marimba and Percussion Ensemble
Jack D. Jenny 
An excellent work of moderate difficulty level that will feature your marimba player accompanied by an ensemble of five players.

PE-10035 (NY, IN, MD)
Price: $10.00

REFLECTIONS FOR PERCUSSION
Michael R. Schutz 
An Oriental mood fused with elements of jazz/ragtime and classical styles make this percussion sextet a very rewarding work.

PE-10036
Price: $14.00


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SABRE DANCE
A. Khachaturian/arr. James L. Moore 
One of the most exciting and widely played percussion ensembles ever scored! Playable by as few as three to seven players, or by ensembles of unlimited numbers. A brilliant opener or closing number for a concert, and an excellent contest selection.

PE-10037 (OH, IN, FL, WI)
Price: $15.00



SALSA HML
Terry O'Mahoney
A great new work for mallet instruments, optional steel drums and percussion.

PE-10038 (NY)
Price: $20.00

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SERENADE TO A SAND DUNE
Alan Abel 
This Latin American ensemble for six players uses bells, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, timpani, conga, drum set or timbales, and several rhythm instruments.


PE-10039 (IN)
Price: $12.00


SIX COOL GUYS
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr.
Six “cool guys” (or “gals” too) get to play this Grade 2-3 ensemble consisting of- bongos, conga, bass drum, timpani, concert toms, and snare drum/hi-hat cymbals. The piece has a nice “groove” and affords each player the chance to play a short solo.

PE-10040 (NY)
Price: $12.00

STAR SPANGLED BANNER, THE
F.S. Key/arr. James L. Moore
Our National Anthem now in an arrangement for mallet instruments and drums. 

PE-10041
Price: $10.00

STATUS CYMBALS
Greg C. Holloway
Eight players total. Written for a quartet of cymbal players- ride, crash, swish & splash (or substitute any graduated cymbals or metallic sounds), and percussion quartet of Snare drum, Bass drum, Timpani (2) and Conga drum (or Tom-Tom).

PE-10042 (WI)
Price: $10.00

SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
arr. David Mancini 
This well known Spiritual tune receives a fine new treatment in this arrangement for seven players. Following a slow introduction, the tempo changes to a Latin Rock feel effectively using mallet instruments, piano, and rhythm instruments.

PE-10043
Price: $19.95

THREE SCENES FROM THE SCIOTO
Jack Jenny
A major work in three movements for a large percussion ensemble of 14 players.

PE-10044 (IN)
Price: $30.00

TIMEPIECE
Murray Houllif 
Written for a quartet consisting of flute, clarinet, marimba, and vibraphone, the composer has also scored the work for mallet quartet. All parts for both versions are included in the performance set.

PE-10045 (NY)
Price: $12.00


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TIMPANI STOMP
Greg C. Holloway 
Quintet written for four timpani, one player each drum plus one player on bass drum and snare drum.


PE-10050
Price: $10.95


TRIPLE THREAT
David P. Eyler
This rudimental snare drum trio is a fine choice for contest, recital, or study.

PE-10046 (NY, FL, WI)
Price: $10.00

TWO STEP MARCH
Greg C. Holloway
A lively ensemble for a percussion quintet- snare drum, bass drum , timpani (2), cymbals, & triangle.

PE-10047 (NY)
Price: $10.00

“2001” FANFARE
R. Strauss/arr. James L. Moore 
A great opener for any occasion. Playable by as few as four mallet players and timpani, or by many more!

PE-10048
Price: $8.00 

VARIATIONS ON A JINGLE BELLS THEME
David L. Taylor
This is not your “Grandfathers Jingle Bells”! Rather it is a creative, challenging composition for percussion ensemble based on the well known theme.

PE-10049
Price: $20.00

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