Senior Percussion Ensemble pieces by Mark Aldous

Watch a performance of Compound Rebound:  

Have a listen to A Latin Dream and The Restless Wave: 


An eargerly anticipated follow up to the very popular Stick March (see Junior Percussion Ensembles) A simliar format - drums in a circle but with more complex and interesting rhythms and more opportunities for clicking each others sticks and more!

Like it's brother, this piece works well with glow in the dark sticks. 

Grade 4 +


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A light and jazzy accompaniment to Brian Stone's classic Guildhall Grade 5 Drum Kit piece. A great drum kit feature. For 5 players - Vibes, Glock & Xylo, Marimba, Timps, Kit. Grade 3-5. For copyright reasons the kit part is not included - this can be found in the Guildhall Grades 5-8 book or improvised. You can hear it performed on the Jukebox on this page!


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An exciting and challenging work requiring all players - including the tuned players - to perform rebounded double strokes! Great for developing technique but this is far more than simply a technical exercise. This will ensure a standing ovation at any concert! For 9 players - Glock, Xylo, Marimba, Vibes, Timps, Kit, Timbales, 3 Temple Blocks, Bass Drum (Not all parts are critical) Grades 6-8.


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The restless energy of the Cornish sea is captured in a dramatic and powerful piece. A lone boat bobbing on the horizon is caught by a dramatic storm. For 8 players - Glock, Xylo, Marimba, Vibes, Timps, Kit, Tam-Tam, Tamb, Tom-Tom, BD. Grades 6-8. A challenging and rewarding piece for any senior ensemble.


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A tapestry of different styles including a very funky Metheny-esque section. Unusually includes a Piano part. For 8 players - Glock, Xylo, Vibes, Piano, Timps, Tam-Tam, Bass Drum. Grades 4-6


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A lively and exciting piece with a Latin flavour and a rather crazy Vibraphone meoldy. The energetic Latin sections are contrasted with dream like sections. For 6 players - Xylo, Marimba (Optional), Vibes, Timps, Kit, Timbales/Conga, Tam-Tam, Temple Blocks, BD. Grades 4-6. This popular piece has already sold in Canada, U.S, Venezuala, Mexico and has been recorded by Cambridge Youth Percussion Ensemble - to listen please use the jukebox on this page.


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