Tag Archives: Marimba

Dozens of Duets for… the drum and percussion titles

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What music have you available for percussion ensemble?

‘Too much’ was the reply… players and resources available made it easier to put together a list of titles. Continue reading

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Now Available In Print

Special announcement for the musicians and teachers that prefer print to the on screen version. All the Dozens of Duets books are now available to order in print in the United Kingdom. The £4.00 cost includes first class post to … Continue reading

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Life and Creative Life

Just noticed that fruit is far more plentiful at the moment and it is over two months since I posted anything although to me it seems like last week. Apologies to any followers, you have probably now found a more … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding (and Enjoyable) Creative Road

This first part of the process was interesting and enjoyable, creating new music and revisiting compositions from the nearly forgotten past, Continue reading

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Something old, something new, something borrowed and something based on the blues.

The old is the brass and flute sextet music, the new is the saxophone and wind quintet composition plus the pop-up percussion ensemble idea… Continue reading

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Natural recovery

After the intense concentration, writing, thinking, arguing and decision making of the last few months I, quite naturally, managed to attract various germs and bugs into my body when the submission day had passed.  Even in my feverish state of … Continue reading

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Do percussionists still play xylophone solos?

Or is it all marimba these days? I grew up with the xylophone. Nearly every band rehearsal room had one in some state or another. Resonator tubes leaning against the wall with the other sections hidden under piles of music … Continue reading

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