MARUMBA

The title is a combination of Marimba and Rumba: Marumba.
It is a sunny solo for marimba with accompaniment of percussion ensemble.
A nice showcase for the beginnning 3-mallet marimba player.
The percussion ensemble accompanies with stylish latin-american rhythms and
melodic counterparts.
Instrumentation 7 parts: marimba (solo), xylophone, marimba(low A), bongos, aux. percussion.
Duration 2:20
Level: easy
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€ 30,00

This work is based on the story depicted in the symphonic masterpiece Le Sacre du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky. It deals with a prehistoric pagan ritual to free the earth from the shackles of winter and honor spring and the earth through a human sacrifice.
The piece is written to introduce and interest young percussionists to Stravinsky's
symphonic and rhythmic masterpiece in an accessible way.
Instrumentation 9 parts: timpani, battery and aux. percussion.
Duration: 6'
Level: easy
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BETA RHYTHM

Beta rhythm is a term from neurological science. 

Electrical brain activity is divided into 'rhythms'; Theta and Delta rhythms concern sleep and Alpha and Beta Rhythms concern brain activity in awake state. 

The Beta Rhythm, seen as flashing neurons, occurs when the brain is in a state of exertion and arousal.

The melodic basic motif serves as the starting point for these impulses.

The flashes are represented by the different splash cymbals.

Then the brain activity goes into full action, depicted by the pumping dubstep beat and fiery solos in battery percussion and timpani.
Instrumentation: 9 parts, tubular chimes, timpani, battery and aux. percussion.
Duration 2:50
Level: easy/medium
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€ 40,00

Calm after the Storm

The sensitive ballad in a modern country-style by the Common Linnets
has become a real song festival classic.

With their 2nd place for the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2014 they conquered, 

with famous Dutch singers Ilse DeLange and Waylon, the hearts of all of Europe.
Instrumentation 9 parts: glock., vibraphone, 4 marimbas (with ad.lib. possibilities),
drumset, two parts aux. perc. Arranged as instrumental (without singers)
Duration 3'
Level: easy/medium
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€ 50,00

POLAR COLORS

This concert piece is based on the polar regions with their surreal landscapes,
icy blizzards but also the beautiful northern lights.
Because of the abstract landscapes,
the composer used 12-tone technique: dodecaphony.
This is mixed with tonal music.
In this way amateur musicians come into contact with
modern tonalities in an accessible way.
Instrumentation 9 parts: vibraphone, marimba (A), timpani with glockenspiel,
one (water)chime, battery and aux. percussion.
Duration 5:30
Level: easy/medium
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€ 50,00

'From the Machine' is the translation of the title.
The music in this 5,5 minute concert piece for small 
6-part percussion ensemble is inspired by factory machinery.
Driving Ostinati and rhythmic pieces, part of a complete puzzle,
build up in tension in each of the three parts. 
Instrumentation: Battery and aux. percussion, 6 parts.
Duration: 5:30
Level: medium
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A BLUE CADANCE

This short but powerful cadance contains both rhythmic and visual spectacle.
Suitable for outdoor and indoor drumline performances.
The title refers to percussion ensemble KOH - the Blue- from Eijsden
who commissioned this piece.
A 10-part extended version with mallet section is also available on this website.
Duration c. 1:45
Instrumentation 7 part drumline:
3 (high tension) snares, 3 marching bass drums, 
marchings cymbs.
Level: Difficult
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€ 25,00

SYNERGY

Synergy is a synthesis in rhythm and movement for 8 tom tom players.

After the build-up where each player is presented the piece becomes a pulsating ode to rhythm

and groove. The musical structure is created by the alternating accents & rhythms

between the eight players. This creates also a great visual effect.

The piece takes a breath during the transparant rim and stickings 

intermezzo before returning back to the frantic pace.
Commissioned by the Limburg Percussion Collective, director Jo Zinzen.
Duration 4:20
Instrumentation: 8 tom toms from high to low
Level: difficult
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€ 37,50