Tuned Percussion

These pieces were originally created for the Angus percussion groups, but have sadly not been played.

At Odds piece with percussion, this is an arrangement of a piece that I wrote for Violin and piano.  It is post minimalist, so lends itself to tuned percussion.  The original is available on a CD and youtube.

Happy Piece 1 for Paul on Marimba, this was the first of the Happy Pieces.   Written for band camp in Angus a few moons ago.  It is really only playable as a duet on one marimba.

 

Happy Piece 2, is the second in the series.  The original was Violin and 2 Marmbas, but also here is just a marimba version, there are also violin and piano versions and other version elsewhere.

Happy Piece 3 for tuned percussion, explores a similar rhythm to number 2 but takes it in a different direction.  Scored for marimba duet on one marimba, and vibraphone.  Also available as a piano piece.

 

Happy Piece 5 is a ground that gradually adds more instruments to the original tune.  I like this piece a lot.

Little Dance for Marimba flute and oboe score, this is an arrangement of an original piece with the viola playing this marimba part.  Flute     Oboe     Marimba

 

Maltese Rap Piece for Marcus tuned percussion version.  This piece is a background for an imagined Rapper.  Very chilled out.

Mhairis Wedding for Percussion, this is a rich arrangement of traditional Scottish tunes, including Mhairis Wedding.

Scottish Nursery Piece for Marimbas, a 4 marimba arrangement of the Guitar original, also available in other version.   Marimba 1    Marimba 2    Marimba 3    Marimba 4

 

Small Piece 18 for Marimba, a minimalist piece also available in Piano.

 

Still Piece 2 for Percussion score, an arrangement of the still pieces collection.   Glockenspiel     Marimba    Vibraphone