"SyNc" (2018)

Snare Drum Solo
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"SyNc" was commissioned by 42 percussionists, led by Tracy Wiggins. "SyNc" has a duel meaning - as in the synchronization of multiple musical ideas (and multiple instruments/implements) and a play on the Spanish word “cinco" meaning “five." The significance of “five" permeates the piece as nearly all of the musical ideas found in "SyNc" are rooted in this number. This piece “syncs" the wonderful timbral possibilities of the snare drum with sounds that come to life when interacting with it.

Percussion Requirements: Snare Drum, Kalimba, Marbles, Glass Jar, Plastic Chopsticks, Brush
(difficulty level: college to professional)

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"360" (2017) by Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious

Multiple Percussion Duo
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Co-written by Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious (Quey Percussion Duo), "360" is an exciting work for multiple percussion duo that features interlocking, contrapuntal, and groove-oriented music in a variety of musical contexts. The piece is played on a small and unique setup visually showcasing a few shared instruments. The hallmark of the piece is a shared drum shell placed directly between the players, which is used to scrape and strike in a variety of ways.

Percussion Requirements: 2 Snare Drums, Kick Drum (with pedal on each side), 2 Splash Cymbals, 1 Drum Shell (mounted on the kick drum)
(difficulty level: college to professional)

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"Captions" (2017)

Multiple Percussion Solo
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Commissioned by Aaron Ragsdale, "Captions" is a 4-movement work for solo multiple percussion where each movement provides a “sonic caption" to a picture or silent video as interpreted by the performer. There is no set program or expectation from the composer, but rather the performer’s creative responsibility to put a visual to the aural.

In "Captions," the music comes first and a visual is added to enhance the music. While it is certainly acceptable to find existing visual material, it’s desirable for the performer to create the visual themselves (taking pictures, creating video, etc). This way, the images are personal and unique to the performer.

Percussion Requirements: Vibraphone and Glock (stacked), 3 Finger Cyms (or Triangles), Sus Cym, Whirly Tube, Thunder Tube, Wind Chimes (porch/garden chimes)
(difficulty level: college to professional)

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"Swerve" (2016)

Solo Snare Drum
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Program Notes

"Swerve" was commissioned by Tom Sherwood for the 2017 Modern Snare Drum Competition. The composition is episodic and the title references the rapid change of ideas and diversions from the primary musical material, which keeps returning.
(difficulty level: advanced to professional)

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"soniChroma" (2016)

Concerto for Percussion Duo and Orchestra (25 minutes)
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Program Notes

"soniChroma" (meaning “sound color") is a double concerto for two percussionists and orchestra. As the title suggests, a large focus of the piece is placed on unique sonic color and instrument combinations. This can be seen throughout the orchestra, but prominently in the large percussion solo setup. The percussion setup contains over seventy instruments including skins, metals, woods, strings, non-Western instruments, and found objects.

Throughout the work I wanted to reflect the diverse performance demands of the 21st Century percussionist. These performance modes range from classical percussionists, drum set players, keyboard soloists, and world music performers. The specific instruments and playing styles were chosen to reflect the performance experience of Quey Percussion Duo, for whom the piece was written.

Each of the three movements present a “color," both sonically and visually. The movements are titled after shades of three primary colors (yellow, blue, and red). While each movement represents a very specific visual color, the work is not overtly programmatic. The title merely suggests a visual representation of the music, including additional descriptors (“spark," “dusk," and “electric") to help frame the delivery of the music.

Movements

I. Arylide Spark
II. Cerulean Dusk
III. Electric Amaranth

(difficulty level: professional)

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"In The End..." (2015)

Percussion Ensemble (6 players) and Tape (11 minutes)
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Commissioned by the University at North Carolina at Pembroke Percussion Ensemble, Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, director.

This percussion sextet combines live performance and pre-recorded electronics in a colorful way - highlighting elements of groove, color, and unique instrument combinations. The use of lighting effects adds a mild theatrical element, which accentuates certain aspects of the program.

With much of today’s pop-culture fixated on a “zombie apocalypse," this work presents a musical soundscape that captures an abstract depiction of the “final moments." To place the events in present time, I decided that the pre-recorded material should mainly consist of musical representations of current pop culture (such as dance/house music, dubstep, etc) as well as typical sounds often associated with the zombie culture.

(college/professional)

Percussion Requirements:

Drum Set (piccolo SD), Bongos, Tambourine, Flexatone, 2 Splash Cym, 5 Cup Gongs (or mixing bowls), Cajon, 1 Timpano, Ratchet, Djembe, Castanets, Timbales, Tam Tam, China Cym, Siren, 2 Woodblocks, Concert BD, 2 Metals (somewhat resonant), and 6 hand-held resonant pitched instruments (C#)

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"Rattle the Cage" (2015)

Mallet Ensemble (7-8 players) (12 Minutes)
Available at TapSpace (www.tapspace.com)

Commissioned by Dan C. Armstrong for the Penn State University Percussion Ensemble

My recent compositions have focused on exploring elements of timbre and texture and Rattle the Cage is no different. With this in mind, I made the conscious effort not to ignore familiar musical components such as melody, functional harmony, rhythm, groove, and counterpoint. When I was approached by Dan Armstrong to write a work for keyboard percussion ensemble, I immediately had ideas of exploring these typical instruments through the use of extended techniques and varied implements as well as supplementing their palette with a small collection of non-pitched percussion instruments. After much experimenting, I decided on utilizing 3 marimbas, 2 vibraphones, xylophone, glockenspiel, and chimes mixed with a collection of non-pitched bells, siren, cymbals, brake drum, and bass drum (7-8 players total).

Rattle the Cage is not a program piece - it is instead an abstract exploration of the musical elements mentioned above (most notably timbre and texture). The bulk of the piece is rooted in the (0,1,4) pitch set (for example A, B♭, D♭), which provides much of the
“germ" material, which is then developed and elaborated into something more complex. The title is taken from the sounds evoked throughout the composition.

(college/professional)

Sound Clip Performers: University of Minnesota Duluth (Gene Koshinski, conductor)

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"Pocket Grooves" for Bassoon and Percussion (2015)

Pocket Grooves (2015) by Gene Koshinski
$28.00 Score/Parts Available at:
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I. Joropo
II. Samai
III. Choro

Pocket Grooves is designed with “small" in mind. The pieces are short and require small hand-held instruments for the percussionist while they also focus on simple harmony and simple melody. While these pieces present incredible challenges for the bassoonist, they are aesthetically light in nature and designed to celebrate three different traditional styles of music in the world (Joropo from Venezuela, Samai from the Middle East, and Choro from Brazil).

Pocket Grooves was written for bassoonist Jefferson Campbell to be premiered at the 2015 IDRS conference in Tokyo, Japan. It was a request for a companion piece to Get It!, another one of my works for bassoon and percussion. Campbell asked for the same compositional approach here - a challenging work for the bassoon that stems from the “popular" music idiom and is accessible to a wide range of audiences. The three movements in Pocket Grooves may be performed in any order and may be combined with Get It! to create a four-movement suite.

(college/professional)

Percussion Requirements:
Maracas, Riq (or other Middle Eastern drum), and Pandeiro

Sound Clip Performers: Jefferson Campbell (bassoon), Gene Koshinski (percussion)

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"Sky Songs" (2013)

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Sky Songs, scored for voice and percussion, is a reflection of my ongoing interest to combine the two oldest musical traditions in the world. With that in mind, the compositional process was heavily driven by melody and rhythm, however the text played an integral role in helping to choose the sounds and colors heard throughout the piece. For me, Carl Sandburg’s sky poetry was the perfect vehicle in which to explore the combinatorial possibilities of these two musical art forms.

(college/professional)

Percussion Requirements:

Vibraphone, Bow, Guitar, Crotales or Bells (C#, D, F), Maraca, Concert Bass Drum (small), 2 Congas, and Sizzle Cymbal (large)

Notes for Vocalist:

It was my intention to construct the vocal part in such a way that it can be sung by a variety of different voice parts, ranges, and timbres so long as he/she can perform the piece within the range written (men will sing one octave lower than written). The vocalist should not take a purely classical, popular, or ethnic approach to singing this piece. Instead, the vocalist should explore the possibilities of combining vocal styles/techniques to create a unique and idiosyncratic approach to each song.

Sound Clip Performers: Rachel Inselman (soprano) and Gene Koshinski (percussion)

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"Impressions of Chinese Opera" (2012)

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I. Chang he Zuo (Singing and Dancing)
II. Nian (Dialogue)
III. Da (Martial Arts)


Impressions of Chinese Opera, scored for percussion duo, depicts the four major elements of Chinese Opera: Singing, Dancing, Dialogue, and Martial Arts. By fusing together Chinese and Western percussion instruments, playing techniques, and compositional methods, a hybrid sound is created – a representation of “East meets West." While some of the musical material is closely related to actual practices in Chinese Opera, the work itself should only be considered an impression of the art form from an “outsider’s" perspective. Impressions of Chinese Opera was also inspired by other Chinese musical art forms, aside from Opera. Such an example is the Kuai Ban (fast board) tradition, an art form that features spoken word (in storytelling format) accompanied by a pair of Chinese boards, which can be seen in movement II, Nian.


Player 1: Marimba, Opera Gong, Piccolo Woodblock, Crotales, 3 Chinese Drums (shared), Bass Drum (shared), Jing Cymbals, Timpano, Chinese Board

Player 2: Tunes Pipes, 3 Chinese Drums (shared), Chinese Cymbals, Jing Cymbals, Chinese Gong, Crotales, Timpano, Mark Tree

[college/professional]


Sound Clip Performers: Gene Koshinski and Jianpeng Feng

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"Circuit Breaker" (2012)

$40 Score Available at:
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Circuit Breaker was commissioned by:

Project Organizer

Angleton High School Percussion Ensemble (Charles Fricker)
Alvin Community College (David Griffith/Shane Gormly)
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music CSU (Dave Gerhart)
Brazosport College (Richard Birk)
CAn-Duo Percussion (Chris Nadeau and Anthony Jackson)

Georgetown High School (Cliff Croomes/Jed Leach)
John B. Alexander High School (Christopher Lunsford)


Quey Percussion Duo (Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious)
Smithson Valley High School Ranger Band
 (David Stephenson/Dain Vereen/Jeff Yates)
University of Delaware (Harvey Price)
West Chester University (Chris Hanning)

Circuit Breaker, scored for percussion sextet, functions as a concertino for percussion duo with percussion quartet accompaniment. While there is no set program, the inspiration behind the music came from various images of robots dancing. Initially, I was inspired by an internet video of twenty synchronized “Noa" robots dancing to a samba groove. Later I fabricated various other scenarios where a robot might dance if they perhaps led “normal lives" (at a party, nightclub, etc). All of the images involved robots that looked not of the advanced-type of the 21st C., but rather those antiquated and stereotypical types of decades past. These images were entertaining and often humorous, so I was inspired to make this piece a backing track for robots everywhere to “strut their stuff." While there is not a set program, I would encourage the performers to conjure up a storyline (I certainly have my own!).

While the “program" of the work is light and humorous, the music itself is difficult and ranges in aesthetic and includes music that is angular, free, motoric, conversational, improvisatory, and of course groove-oriented. Simply put, the piece is full of color and fun!

[adv. HS/college]

Sound Clip Performers:

Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious, soloists
University of Minnesota Duluth Graduate Percussion Group

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"Get It!" (2011)

$20 Score/Parts Available at:
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Get It! was written for and premiered by bassoonist Dr. Jefferson Campbell. The piece itself is the product of a request made by Campbell to create a challenging concert piece for bassoon that stemmed from the popular music medium. Simply put, Get It! is designed to unleash the bassoonist’s inner “rock star!" The percussionist energetically supports the soloist with a cajon and a pair of foot-operated cymbals (Chinese cymbals used in this recording).

[college/professional]

Sound Clip Performers:

Jefferson Campbell, Bassoon
Gene Koshinski, Percussion

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"Streamline" (2011)

$32 Score/Parts Available at:
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Streamline was commissioned by Jeremy Craycraft and The College of St. Scholastica Hand Drum Ensemble. The work itself is a reflection of my interest in world music as it blends together aspects of West African, Cuban, Haitian, and Chinese music. The use of indigenous instruments and playing techniques from these countries are seen and heard throughout the piece. Similar to many other hand drum works, Streamline contains sections reserved for improvisation. The performers are free to use these sections for anyone in the group to improvise. While the music of other cultures certainly influenced the overall sound of Streamline, the bulk of the piece is constructed from a contemporary music perspective.

[college]

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"Concerto for Marimba and Choir with Percussion" (2010)

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Drumming and singing are without a doubt some of the oldest musical traditions in the world. As far back as I can remember I have always had an affinity for both of these practices, both of which are musical rituals that are a part of each and every one of my days. For a long time I had wanted to compose a work that combines these two art forms in just the right way. It was after several years of drafts that the work finally came to fruition in the fall of 2010. Concerto for Marimba and Choir with Percussion (scored for marimba soloist, 3 percussion, and choir) showcases the vibrant sound and versatility of the marimba while combining the two ancient art forms of drumming and singing, all viewed through a contemporary lens. The work functions just as other concerti, but with the exception of utilizing choir in place of an orchestra. The piece is in a standard three-movement concerto format with the addition of a brief introduction, which presents the main material heard throughout the work. Much of the musical vocabulary used throughout the concerto stems from the opening three-note motive heard in the altos (Eb, D, F#).

Introduction: Shout!
I. Layers
II. Memento
III. Strike

[college/professional]

Sound Clip Performers:

Gene Koshinski, Marimba Soloist
Jianpeng Feng, Vibraphone
Brett Jones, Percussion 1
Jeremy Craycraft, Percussion 2
The University of Minnesota Duluth's:
Concert Chorale and University Singers
Tina Thielen-Gaffey, Conductor

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"The Mermaid" (2010)

for Percussion Duo and Silent Film (4 minutes)
$35 Digital Download of Score/Parts (PDF) and Video (with embedded click track)

The silent film by French filmmaker Georges Melies was created in 1904 and the percussion duo accompaniment was composed by Gene Koshinski in 2010. A click track is embedded within the film playback and provides the performers a precise timeline to sync the music to the film. “The Mermaid" was premiered by Quey Percussion Duo at the Performing Arts Institute Summer Music Festival on August 1, 2010.

(college/professional)

Percussion Requirements:

Percussion 1: vibraphone, bells, pod rattles, snare drum, 2 cowbells, 2 woodblocks, splash cym, crash cym, gliss gong
Percussion 2: marimba, 2 timpani, 2 Chinese toms, ratchet, slide whistle

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"Song and Dance" (2009)

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"Song and Dance" is scored for percussion duo in two movements: I. Song of the Metals; II. Dance of the Drums. The first movement features the kalimba accompanied by bells, djembe, shaker, and other small percussion instruments. A recording of birds singing accompanies the entire movement providing a background of nature sounds. The second movement is in stark contrast with very primal drumming. Interlocking groove-oriented patterns permeate the movement while a conch shell is used as a single-pitch melodic instrument. Both movements are dances, however two very different aesthetics. Instruments include:

Player 1: Kalimba, Claves, 3 Toms, Bass Drum, China Cymbal, and Conch Shell Horn

Player 2: Bells, Ocean Drum, Shaker, Mark Tree, Claves, Djembe, 2 Bongos, 2 Congas, and Gliss Gong.

[college/professional]

Sound Clip Performers: Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious

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"And So the Wind Blew..." (2009)

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"And So the Wind Blew..." is scored for percussion duo. This 20-22 minute piece focuses on the sounds of nature, most specifically wind, but also water and other elements. The entire work is constructed around a specific set of tuned wind chimes used by player one. From this instrument stemmed all of the musical ideas heard in the piece. The bulk of the work focuses on sounds inspired by gamelan ensembles with a hint of other world music elements (including instruments themselves). Instruments include:

Player 1: Tuned wind chimes; Vibraphone; 2 Sistrum, 3 or more sets of porch wind chimes; Concert Bass Drum.

Player 2: Crotales, Tuned Rice Bowls; 2 China Toms; 2 Piccolo Woodblocks; Sistrum; maraca; Tam tam.

[professional]


Sound Clip Performers: Gene Koshinski and Ben Toth

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"Ceci N'est Pas Un Jouet" (2009)

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"Ceci N'est Pas Un Jouet" is scored for two handle-operated music boxes played by one or two performers. The overall idea of the piece is that very complex music can be created by using two separate and somewhat simple musical materials. The music boxes can play any tunes and performances should vary. Here the boxes play "My Way" and "Strangers in the Night." [all levels]

Sound Clip Performers: Gene Koshinski and Michael Correa

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"The Electric City" (2008)

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Composed for percussion trio (each player with a small multiple percussion setup), The Electric City is composed in rondo form and explores groove-oriented music, improvisation, interlocking rhythms, and spoken syllables. Instruments include:

Player 1: high bongo, high snare drum, foot mounted jam block; Player 2: low bongo, medium snare drum, foot mounted cowbell; Player 3: high conga, low snare drum, kick drum. [college]

Sound clip performers: Brett Jones, Kyle Keegan, Gene Koshinski

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"Homage to Carter" (2008)

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"Homage to Carter" was written for the Percussive Arts Society Massachusetts Chapter and was a selected winner of their 1st Annual Snare Drum Solo Composition Contest. As a result, “Homage to Carter" was placed in the recently published collection entitled “The PAS Mass Chap 2008 Snare Drum Collection." This book is published by Bachovich Music Publications. [college/professional]

Sound Clip Performer: Shane Jones

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"Prelude Nuevo" (2008)

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Also available in the two-mallet collection "TWO"

Prelude Nuevo was inspired by some of my favorite musical "preludes." Preludes by Frederic Chopin and Clair Omar Musser are among those which came to mind when composing this work. This piece is meant to stand on its own and not be an introduction or preface to another composition. However, if the performer were to find a piece, or set of pieces, that work well paired up with Prelude Nuevo, then this piece would serve an additional purpose. Prelude Nuevo is the fourth work in an ongoing series of two-mallet concert pieces.[college/professional]

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"The Additive Method of Two-Mallet Study" (2007)

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"A unique, musical, and effective approach to the study of two-mallet performance." This method book (with its thousands of possible exercises) was developed through concentrated study and analysis of the two-mallet percussion solo repertoire and targets the most common technical challenges found throughout two-mallet works. Over sixty-five standard works were analyzed in order to discover the twenty most prominent technical challenges seen throughout the entire repertoire. The "Additive Method" breaks down two-mallet study into twenty categories of exercises, each category corresponding to a specific technical issue. In addition to the exercises, the book contains a section on technique (grip and stroke), a systematic guide to the method, an annotated two-mallet repertoire list, a repertoire analysis chart, and a practice journal. [all levels]

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"As One" (2007) by Gene Koshinski

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Multiple percussion duo scored for 5.0 octave marimba, 2 sets of bongos, 2 congas, 2 toms, 1 concert bass drum, and 2 splash cymbals. Both performers have identical set-ups and work "as one" by complementing each other with complex hocketed music played on marimba (shared: one player on each side) and multiple percussion. [college/professional]

Sound clip performers: Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious

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"Variations (after Viñao)" (2007)

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Scored for two-mallet marimba (4.3 octave), "Variations (after Viñao)" was commissioned by percussionist Tim Broscious and was inspired by Alejandro Viñao's landmark marimba solo, "Khan Variations." This 7-minute piece is a set of variations on an eight bar theme, each variation focusing on a variety of different musical elements. While none of the musical material was derived from Viñao's work, the compositional techniques employed were inspired by those seen in "Khan Variations." The work places high technical and musical demands on the performer with many challenges around every corner. This piece was the third work in a on-going series of two-mallet pieces intended for the concert hall. [college/professional]

Sound clip performer: Gene Koshinski

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"Caleidoscópio" (2007)

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Caleidoscópio, score for 5.0 octave marimba, was inspired by my study of the coordinational independence method developed by Brazilian conductor Jose Gramani, called “Ritmica" and a series of courses on the subject taught by his protege Rogerio Boccato. Portions of the “Ritmica" method focus on the simultaneous performance of unrelated meters/ostinati, which is were the bulk of Caleidoscópio is founded. The “B" section of the piece pays homage to the Brazilian roots of the method by hinting at a light samba feel and provided more of a melodic focus. [college/professional]

Sound clip performer: Gene Koshinski

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"Sammy's Scales" (2007)

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Scored for 2 percussionists on one 5.0 octave marimba, this piece was heavily inspired by my studies with jazz marimbist/vibraphonist Dave Samuels and the music of Spyro Gyra and Caribbean Jazz Project. This piece includes sections of improvisation for both performers. [high school/college/professional]

Sound clip performers: Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious

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"Quench" (2007)

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Percussion quartet scored for glass bottles (one bottle for each performer). Players strike the bottle, tap the bottle on a table, and blow across the bottle to create interlocking melodic and rhythmic material. [high school]

Sound clip performers: Tim Broscious, Jianpeng Feng, Seamus Leonhardt, and Russ Singh.

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"Echo Song" (2006)

Score $17.00 (available at www.tapspace.com)

Scored for multiple percussion solo (2 bongos, 4 octobans or toms, kick drum, and splash cymbal) with assistant percussionist (2 bongos, kick drum), this piece was inspired by my study of the coordinational independence method developed by Jose Gramani called "Ritmica" and a series of courses on the subject taught by his protege Rogerio Boccato. [college/professional]

Sound clip performers: Gene Koshinski, Soloist and Brett Jones, Assistant Percussionist (the echo)

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"Stir Crazy" (2005)

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Percussion quartet scored for four drums played with brushes (one player per drum) in a swing style. [high school]

Sound clip performers: Tim Broscious, Jianpeng Feng, Gene Koshinski, and Seamus Leonhardt.

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"Together & Not" (2003)

Score & Parts $18.00 (available at www.honeyrock.net)

A challenging duo for two marimbas, this piece requires one 5.0 octave and one 4.3 octave instrument, and each player utilizes four mallets. After an initial rubato-like introduction the piece takes off, and the interlocking melodic lines just don’t let up until the final measure. [college/professional]

Sound clip performers: Gene Koshinski and Chuck Fricker

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"Ragtime Collection" (2002) arr. Gene Koshinski

Score & Parts $24.95 (available at www.honeyrock.net)

Collection of four full-length rags in various styles. Each scored for four players: xylophone, and three marimbas (one 5.0 octave/may be adapted to a 4.3 if 5.0 octave not available). An accessible collection that would be well received by both audiences and performers. Titles: The Shovelfish (Rag), Gum Shoe (Fox Trot), Dimples (Ragtime Intermezzo), Silks & Rags (Waltzes). [adv. high school/college]

Sound clip performers: Gene Koshinski, Phil Payne, Aubree Pacifico, and Mike Windish.

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