High School Literature

Please contact Michael Downing with any questions about the high school literature.
mdpercussion@hotmail.com



Snare Drum
The winner of this category will have the opportunity to participate
in a masterclass about Portraits in Rhythm with Anthony Cirone.
Please visit http://www.anthonyjcirone.com for insight directly
from the author on preparation of the required etude.

REQUIRED PIECE
Etude no. 3 from Portraits in Rhythm.  

SUGGESTED REPERTOIRE
Colonial Capers – John Beck
Etude from "Intermediate Snare Drum Studies" – Mitchell Peters
Etude from "Modern Method for Snare Drum" - Morris Goldenberg
Etude from "12 Studies for Snare Drum" - Jaques Delecluse

Marimba

REQUIRED PIECE
Monograph IV by Richard Gipson
ONLY PLAY: Beginning to rehearsal letter D, and then rehearsal letter G to letter J.

SUGGESTED REPERTOIRE
 
Dream of the Cherry Blossoms - Keiko Abe
Etude No. 1 – Paul Smadbeck
Etude, Op. 6, No. 8 – Clair Omar Musser
Rain Dance – Alice Gomez
Restless – Rich O'Meara
Spanish Dance – Kai Stensgaard
Ghanaia - Matthias Schmidt
Eruption of Sakurajima – Muniz


 

Timpani

REQUIRED PIECE

Etude 10  from "Pedal to the Kettle" by Kirk Gay*
*Updated 1/12/2014 by Michael Downing

SUGGESTED REPERTOIRE

Blue Hammers – James Campbell
Eight Pieces for Four Timpani – March - Carter  
Bushido: The Way of the Warrior – Willmarth  
Etudes from “Pedal to the Kettle” - Gay  
Cadenza - Zivkovic
Cross-Over March
– John Beck
Statement for Timpani –
Garwood Whaley
Triplet Threes –
Todd Ukena

             

 

Percussion Chamber Ensemble

SUGGESTED REPERTOIRE

4/4 for Four – Anthony Cirone – 4 players
Mosaics
 – Jared Spears – 6 players 
One Eyed Jacks – 
Mark Ford – 6 players
Percussionality
 – Anthony Cirone – 6 players
Sacrificial Rite – David Gillingham – 5 players

Shock Factor
 – Nathan Daughtrey – 5 players
Ritual Music - David Skidmore - 4 players