Suggested Literature

Suggested Solo & Ensemble Literature

Suggested Percussion Ensemble Literature
Grade 1

Agnus Dei by Palestrina arr. Moore (Permus)
Allegro Movement from Water Music by Handel arr. Moore (Permus)
Centurian March for Percussion by Morris Brand (Kendor)
Chick Corea’s Children’s Songs (Set #1) arr. Steinquest (RowLoff)
Dreamer by Bobby Christian (Malcolm)
Funeral March of a Marionette by Gounod arr.Hernandez (Drop6)
Happy Farmer by Schumann arr. Roy (Medici)
Hungarian Dance by Brahms arr. Roy (Medici)
Katie’s Bossa by Crockarell (RowLoff)
March a la Turk by Beethoven arr. Hernandez (Drop6)
March for Percussion Sextet by David Mancini (Kendor)
Miniature Rondo by Turk arr.Perez (Drop6)
Noisy Treehouse by Michael Hernandez (Drop6)
Percussion Symphonette by J.Michael Roy (Medici)
Polo’s Candy Machine by Michael Hernandez (Drop6)
Temple of Yang by J.Michael Roy (Medici)
Turkish March by Beethoven arr. Roy (Medici)
Viva Percussion by Schinstine (Kendor)

Grade 2

A Taste of the Classics arr. Brooks (RowLoff)
Amos by Emil Richards arr. Schietroma (Drop6)
Asian Games By Howden (Kendor)
Balaliakan Holiday by Morris Brand (Kendor)
Bells of Dunkirk, The by Wienberg (Southern)
Berceuse by Dawson arr. Steinquest (RowLoff)
Clockwork by Phillips (Kendor)
Dance of the Wind-Up Toy by Crockarell (RowLoff)
Italian Sailor’s Song by Schumann arr. Dell’omo (Drop6)
Mosaics by Spears (C.L.Barn.)
Mosaics for Percussion by Del Borgo (Kendor)
South of the Border by Freytag (RowLoff)
Suite for Percussion in Three Movements by Erickson (Belwin)

Grade 3

Ancient Voices, Distant Storms by Varner (Southern)
Bayport Sketch by Spears (C.L. Barn.)
Bien Sabroso by Sanchez arr. Mayor (Drop6)
Chopin Prelude in E Minor arr. Steinquest (RowLoff)
Easy Winners, The by Joplin arr. Freytag (RowLoff)
Entertainer Rag, The by Joplin arr. Moore (Permus)
Hannibal’s Revenge by Narell (Drop6)
Marche by Stanley Leonard (Drop6)
Mozambique by Brooks (RowLoff)
Proclamation by Spears (Birch-Isl.)
Shifting Waves by Gottry (Drop6)
Three Pieces from Album for the Young by Schumann arr. Davis (Western)
Sweet Rio by Lipner arr. Steinquest (RowLoff)
When Johnny Comes Marching Home arr. Houliff (Kendor)
William Tell Overture by Rossini arr. Houliff (Kendor)
Compiled by Mr. Michael Huestis

Grade 4

Bells, The by Byrd arr. Raush (John Raush)
Brandenberg Concerto by Bach arr. Schaefer (Permus)
Ceremonium by Spears (Birch-Isl.)
Cha-Cha Rufus by O’Mahoney (Permus)
Clair de Lune by Debussy arr. Smith (Drop6)
Clintonian Sketch by Spears (Southern)
Echos of Chiapas by Kaptain (Mar.Yajalon)
Gainsborough by Gauger (Southern)
Goodbye Look, The by Fagen srr. Brooks (RowLoff)
Highlife by Fiani (Belwin)
Introduction and Rondo by Del Borgo (Southern)
Metric Lips by Fleck arr. Steinquest (RowLoff)
Orientale by O’Conner (C.L. Barn.)
Pentatonic Clock by Charkovsky (Creative.M)
Sabre Dance by Khachaturian arr. Moore (Permus)
Sonata Ico by Adams (Permus)
Suite For Percussion Ensemble by Fiani (Belwin)
Suite Rio by Lipner arr. Steinquest (RowLoff)
Three Brothers by Colgrass (Mus.f.Perc)
Valley of Nepal by Brooks (RowLoff)
Why Not? by Camilo arr. Brooks (RowLoff)
Woven Tales by Spears (Birch-Isl.)

Grade 5-6

“Any Title” Novelty Xylophone Ensemble by Green (arr. Becker) (Marimba.Prod)
Afro-Amero by Fiani (Belwin)
Braziliero by Obiedo arr. Rennick (Drop6)
Carnival Overture by Dvorak arr. Rosener (Drop6)
Celebration and Chorale by De Ponte (Mus.f.Perc)
Common Relationships Across Percussion by Kellis (Drop6)
Concertino for Bb Trumpet & Percussion by Parker (C.Alan)
Cross Currents by Glassock (Southern)
Drum Ceremony by Husa (Assoc.M.Publ)
Five pieces for Clarinet & Percussion by Parker (C.Alan)
Minuano by Metheny arr. Curnow (Sierra)
Momentum by Kraft (Southern)
Nocturne by Chopin arr. Davis (Western Intr)
Normandy Beach 1944 by Gillingham (C.Alan)
Ogoun Badagris by Rouse (Helicon)
Omphalo Centric Lecture by Westlake (Rimshot)
Paschal Dances by Gillingham (C.Alan)
Portico by Gauger (Gauger)
Past Midnight by Gauger (Gauger)
Rondella Aragonesa by Grandos arr. Roy (Medici)
Samba by Rosauro (Southern)
Sin Timbal by Sanchez arr. Mayor (Drop6)
Stained Glass by Gillingham (C.Alan)
Tocatta by Chavez (Belwin)
Tryptch by Cirone (Cirone)
Compiled by Mr. Michael Huestis

Suggested Two Mallet Solos
Grade 1

Contest Solos for the Young Mallet Player by Houliff (Kendor)
Fundamental Studies For Mallets by Whaley (J.R. Pub.)
More Contest Solos for the Young Mallet Player by Houliff (Kendor)
Simple Solos for Mallets by Tom Brown (Kendor)
Classic Festival Solos for Mallets, Various – piano acc. (Rubank)

Grade 2

Contest Solos for the Intermediate Mallet Player by Houliff (Kendor)
Fundamental Studies For Mallets by Whaley (J.R. Pub.)
Erotik, Op. 43, No 21 by Greig arr. Roy – piano acc. (Medici)
More Contest Solos for the Intermediate Mallet Player by Houliff (Kendor)
Simple Solos for Mallets by Tom Brown (Kendor)
Thirteen Minuets for Mallets by Telemann arr. Huestis – piano acc. (Huestis)

Grade 3

Chant for Marimba by Peters (Peters)
Evening in the Country by Bartok arr. Meister – piano acc. (Ludwig)
Fundamental Studies For Mallets by Whaley (J.R. Pub.)
Funeral March of a Mrionette by Gounod arr. Roy – piano acc. (Medici)
Hungarian Dance by Bohm arr. Roy – piano acc. (Medici)
Masterpieces for Marimba arr. McMillan (Belwin)
Norwegian Dance by Greig arr. Roy – piano acc. (Medici)
Pizzicato by Drigo arr. Roy – piano acc. (Medici)
Scherzo by Schubert arr. Roy – piano acc. (Medici)
Tango Argentino by Valverde arr. Roy – piano acc. (Medici)

Grade 4
Czardas by MacDowell arr. Roy – piano acc. (Medici)
Furioso de Valse in D Minor by Hatch (Hatch)
Galloping Comedians by Kabalevski arr. Goldenberg – piano acc. (Mus.Corp)
Harry Breuer’s Mallet Solo Collection by Breuer – piano acc. (Alfred)
Masterpieces for Marimba arr. McMillan (Belwin)
Musical Studies for the Intermediate Mallet Player by Whaley (Meredith)
Raggedy Ragtime Rags arr. Eyles – piano acc. (Meredith)
Recital Pieces for Marimba by Whaley (J.R. Pub.)
Toccatta by Norton (Studio 4)

Grade 5-6

Caprice Valsant by G.H. Green – piano acc. (Carl Fisher)
Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms arr. Quick – piano acc. (Rubank)
Rhapsodic Fantasie by Listz arr. Edwards – piano acc. (Rubank)
Sonata-Allegro by Peters – piano acc. (Peters)
Sonata for Marimba and Piano by Tanner – piano acc. (MM Cole)
Xylophone Rags by G.H. Green – piano acc. (Meredith)
Compiled by Mr. Michael Huestis

Suggested Four Mallet Solos
Grade 3

Andante by Carulli arr. Kite (GP Perc)
Colors by Ukena (Southern)
Country Dance by Carulli arr. Huestis (Huestis)
Estudio by Aguado arr. Huestis (Huestis)
Marimba Flamenca by Alice Gomez (Southern)
Prayer by Gipson (Southern)
Scenes from Mexico by Alice Gomez (Southern)
Study in E Minor by Carulli arr. Huestis (Huestis)

Grade 4

Meditation for Marimba & Organ by Creston – piano acc. (G.Schirmer)
Papillon by Giuliani arr. Huestis (Huestis)
Prelude in G minor by Bach arr. Stevens (K.P.P.)
Rain Dance by Gomez (Southern)
Sea Refractions by Peters (Peters)
Yellow After The Rain by Peters (Peters)

Grade 5

Album For The Young by Schumann arr. Stevens (K.P.P.)
Album For The Young by Tschaikovsky arr. Stevens (K.P.P.)
Anthology of Lute & Guitar Music for Marimba arr. Kite (G.P.Perc)
Christ lag in Todesbanden by J.S. Bach arr. Stevens (K.P.P.)
Estudio No.1–6 by Houliff (Permus)
Estudios No. 15, No. 17, No. 22 by Sor (K.P.P.)
Etude in C Major by Musser (Studio 4)
Etude No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 by Smadbeck (Studio 4)
Etude, Op. 6, No. 2, No. 8, No. 9 by Musser (Studio 4)
Etude, Op. 11, No. 4 by Musser (Studio 4)
Frogs by Abe (Studio 4)
Gitano by Alice Gomez (Southern)
Monograph IV by Gipson (Southern)
My Lady White by Maslanka (K.P.P.)
October Night by Burritt (Ludwig)
Prelude and Fugue in Bb Major by J.S. Bach arr. Stevens (K.P.P.)
Rhythm Song by Smadbeck (K.P.P.)
Two Mexican Dances by Stout (Studio 4)

Grade 6

Adventures of Ivan, The by Khachaturian arr. Stevens (K.P.P.)
Concerto for Marimba by Basta – piano acc. (Mus.f.Perc)
R.D.H. by Gipson (Southern)
Sonata in B Minor by Bach arr. Stevens (K.P.P.)
Three Preludes by Rosauro (Southern)
Compiled by Mr. Michael Huestis

Suggested Vibraphone Solos
Grade 2-3

Arabesque by Debussy arr. Ervin (Studio 4)
Canzona VI by Immerso (Not Avail)
Seven for Vibraphone by Henry (Kastuck)
Solo Vibist by Brown (Kendor)
Songs For Vibes by Fink (Fink)
Summer Song by Henry (Kastuck)
Tranquility No 1 by Immerso (Not Avail)

Grade 4

Places To Visit by Lipner (collection) (MalletWorks)
Music of the Day by Molenhof (collection) (Kendor)
Vibe Songs by Molenhof (Belwin)
Prelude and Blues by Rosauro (ProPercussao)
Recital for Vibraharp by Davis (CL Barn.)
Suite for Solo Vibraphone by Lepak (Windsor)

Grade 5-6

Absconding Thoughts by Carey (Permus)
Contemplation for Solo Vibraphone by Houliff (Permus)
Mirror From Another by Friedman (collection) (Belwin)
Mourning Dove Sonnet by Deane (Innovative)
Music of the Day by Molenhof (collection) (Kendor)
Places To Visit by Lipner (collection) (MalletWorks)
Reflections by Combs (C.Alan)
Seven Songs For Vibraphone by Piper (Pioneer)
Six Unaccompanied Songs for Vibes by Burton (Creative)
Song of the Libra by Gaetano (Mus.f.Perc)
Vibe Songs by Molenhof (Belwin)
Wallflower, Snowbird, Carrillon by Gibson (Alfred)
Compiled by Mr. Michael Huestis

Suggested Timpani Solos
Grade 1-2

Contest Solos for the Young Timpanist by Houliff (Kendor)
Five Timpani Solos by Brazauskas (N.A. Kjos)
Timpani Solos 1-5 by Price (Mus.f.Perc)
Timpani Solo Collection by Brown (Belwin)
Triton by Roy (Medici)
Two Episodes by Spears (C.L. Barn.)

Grade 3

All-State Timpani Solo #1 by Lepak (Somers)
Flamingo Forge by Roy (Medici)
Grand Teton by Beck (Kendor)
Mazetlan by Roy (Medici)
No. 11 Funk by Ukena (Southern)
Rondino by Peters (Peters)
Scherzo for Three Timpani by Peters (Peters)
Snake River by Beck (Kendor)
Tymp Tunes by Schinstine (collection) (Southern)
Timpani Solos 6-9 by Price (Mus.f.Perc)
Tribal Serenade by Peters (Peters)

Grade 4

Air and Dance by Peters.G (Southern)
Cadenza No. 1 by Ameele (Kendor)
Scherzo for Timpani by Whaley (Meredith)
Seven Solo Dances by Frock (Southern)
Solo Impressions for 3 Timpani by Firth – piano acc. (CarlFisher)
Sonata by Jones (Hinrchsen)
Sonata by Ramey (Mus.f.Perc)
Statement for Timpani by Whaley (Kendor)
Three Designs for Three Timpani by Muczynski (G.Schirmer)

Grade 5-6

Eight Pieces by Carter (Assc.Mus.P.)
Four Pieces for Timpani by Bergamo (Mus.f.Perc)
Hand Held Shots Kosch (Ludwig)
Sonata for Timpani by Beck (BostonMusic)
Sonatina for Timpani by Ridout (BooseyHawk)
Suite for Timpani by Peterson (Mus.f.Perc)
Three Settings for Timpani by Houliff (Studio 4)
Triptych Motif by Beck (Kendor)
Compiled by Mr. Michael Huestis

Suggested Concert Snare Drum Solos
Grade 1-2

Contest Snare Drum Solos by Kastuck (Matrix)
Contest Solos for the Young Snare Drummer by Houliff (Kendor)
More Contest Solos for the Young Snare Drummer by Houliff (Kendor)
Musical Studies for the Intermediate Snare Drummer by Whaley (J.R. Pub.)
Snare Solos for the Advanced Beginner by Whaley (Meredith)
Solos in Style by Houliff (Kendor)
The Competition Collection by Thomas Brown (Kendor)
Twelve Progressive Solos for Snare Drum by Goldenberg (Chappell)

Grade 3

Concert Snare Drum Solos by Combs (Kendor)
Musical Studies for the Intermediate Snare Drummer by Whaley (J.R. Pub.)
Six Concert Solos by Frock (Southern)
Snare Solos for the Advanced Beginner by Whaley (Meredith)
Twelve Progressive Solos for Snare Drum by Goldenberg (Chappell)

Grade 4

50 Contemporary Snare Drum Etudes by Lepak (Windsor)
Aggressively by McCormick (Kendor)
Four Marches by Miller (Ludwig)
Partita by Russell (Harmar)
Recital Solos for Snare Drum by Whaley (Meredith)
Six Unaccompanied Solos for Snare Drum by Colgrass (Lawson)
Tocatta for Snare Drum by Vereen (Lidwig)

Grade 5

American Suite by Gauthreaux (Meredith)
Jeda Suite by Ukena (Southern)
Modulatory Complexities by Hufford (Southern)
Recital Suite for Snare Drum by Schinstine (Kendor)
Six Unaccompanied Solos for Snare Drum by Colgrass (Lawson)
Solo Suite for Snare Drum by McCormick (Kendor)
Theme and Variations for Snare Drum by Heslink (Mus.f.Perc)
Three Dances for Solo Snare Drum by Benson (Chapell)
Two Snare Drum Solos by Sarcich (Studio 4)
Compiled by Mr. Michael Huestis

Suggested Rudimental Snare Drum Solos
Grade 1-2

Easy Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum by Funnell (Kendor)
King of the Nile by Wooten (RudPercPub)
Solo Snare Drummer, The by Pratt (Permus)
(Chops I, Dixie, On The Beach, The General)

Grade 3

14 Modern Contest Solos by Pratt (Belwin)
(Dexterity, Drum Corps On Parade, Gladstone Cadets, Licorice and Molasses)
Bomb, The by Hurley (RudPercPub)
Championship Corps Style Contest Solos by Wannamaker (Alfred)
First Flight by Hurley (RudPercPub)
Frenzy by Varner (Southern)
Rudimental Contest Solos by Wannamaker (Alfred)
Rudimental Cookbook by Freytag (solos 1-9) (Rowloff)
Solo Snare Drummer, The by Pratt (Permus)
(America’s Finest, Downfall of Paris, Connecticut Halftime, The Tiger)
Sunny’s Solo by Hurley (RudPercPub)
Who Knows? by Ukena (Southern)

Grade 4

14 Modern Contest Solos by Pratt (Belwin)
(Gingersnap, My Friend Norman, Stomping Thru the Barlines)
Festival Snare Solos by Hurley (Rowloff)
Jeda Suite by Ukena (Southern)
Just Desserts by Freytag (Rowloff)
Mike Is Mean! By Huestis (Huestis)
Rudimental Cookbook by Freytag (solos 10-16) (Rowloff)
Shazam by Pollard (Rowloff)
Winner, The by Markovich (Creative)
Ziggidabuzz by various (Rowloff)

Grade 5-6

Africa Hot by Wooten (RudPercPub)
Aptitude by various (Drop6)
Challenge, The by Reidhammer (Musikverlag)
Half Way There by Harber (Studio 4)
His Lordship, Billy, The Streaker by Cappio (Studio 4)
Kickin’ Shins by Huestis (Huestis)
Rudimental Cookbook by Freytag (solos 17 on) (Rowloff)
Slammin’ Hybrids by Anderson (Slam’nBeats)
Smoke and Mirrors by Huestis (Huestis)
Stamina by Markovich (Creative)
Technica 9 by Gauthreaux (Studio 4)
Violent Ice Cream by various (Tapspace)

Marching Tenor Solos
Quad Logic by Bachman (Rowloff)
Modern Multi-Tenor Techniques by Davila (Rowloff)
Alive on Five by Huestis (Huestis)
Compiled by Mr. Michael Huestis

Suggested Multi-Percussion Solos
Grade 1-2

2-4-1 by Kraft (Western)
Intermediate Percussion Solos, Book 1 by Burns & Feldstein (Belwin)
Trilogy for Solo Percussionist by Spears (C.L. Barn.)

Grade 3

Energy Suite by Spears (C.L. Barn.)
Graphic Portrait, A by Spears (C.L. Barn.)
Introduction and Dances by Roy (Medici)
Motion by Glassock (Kendor)
Multi-Percussion Suite by Davis (Creative)
Prologue and Jubilo by Spears (Southern)
Soliloquy by Davis (Creative)
Sound of Kabuki by Davis (Creative)
Spanish Dance by Davis (Mus.f.Perc)
Statement for Solo Percussion by Glassock (Kendor)
Studies in Solo Percussion by Goldenberg (Chappell)
(Four Sonic Plateaus, Multiples, Pagenry, Dynamic Contrasts)

Grade 4

Accent Feaver by Ukena (Southern)
Advanced Percussion Solos, Book 1 by Burns & Feldstein (Adler)
Contemporary Courante by Payson (Creative)
Five Words by Johnson (Southern)
Slavic Danse by Payson (Creative)
Sonata No. 1 by Moore (Ludwig)
Studies in Solo Percussion by Goldenberg (Chappell)
(Articulations, Echo March, Five Timbres, Resonances, Solo Piece)
Toccata by D’Angelo (Mus.f.Perc)

Grade 5-6

Concerto for Percussion by Milhaud – piano acc. (UniversalEd)
English Suite by Kraft (Western)
French Suite by Kraft (Western)
Inspirations Diabolique by Tagawa (Western)
Morris Dance by Kraft (Western)
Music for Solo Percussion by Barnes (Southern)
Studies in Solo Percussion by Goldenberg (Chappell)
(Arithmetic, Concert Etude, Corrente II, Discourse,
Kinesis, M.G. to M.G., Night Piece, Rhythm Serenade)
XL Plus One by Etler (Southern