I have uploaded a live performance of my Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble to the Historic Reference Recordings section. It is a performance by Gordon Stout and the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble (Appleton, WI), Robert Levy conducting, from 1989. Thanks to Alvina Tan at Lawrence for locating this performance, and copying it for my archives.
The Music of Ted Rounds is now operational and open for business.
Three initial titles are now for sale:
Bluebird Samba (for marimba quartet)
viewfinder (for marimba duet)
Lopsy Lou (for solo timpani).
Check them out! This is great music and the money from each and every purchase will go to a Percussion scholarship at Kent State University, where Ted taught from 1996-2016.
Ted passed away way too early, and during the last phone conversation that I had with Ted I told him we would not forget his music. So now the initial three works have been re-engraved and edited for sale. I take no money whatsoever, and have not been payed for the countless hours of computer work to get to this point (the same for co-editor Andrew Moran). We are doing it to commemorate the work of Ted Rounds, and our love of his personage, and to enhance his legacy to the percussive arts.
The next round of pieces will include:
Manjiani (for marimba quartet)
Better Moves (for percussion quartet)
Mallet-Keyboard Exercises (Fascimile Edition)
Guessing (for steel band)
I have now added a new page to my website: Historic Reference Recordings of Gordon Stout. These recordings are not for sale, but available for you reference to listen to. Currently it contains:
1. Autumn Island, Roger Reynolds for solo marimba. From the Neuma Records recording in 1998.
2, Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra, by Paul Creston. From PASIC 1984, with the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Larry Rachleff conducting.
3. Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra, by Paul Creston. From Gordon Stout 2 (LP - not re-released).
Still Leaves Falling, for solo 4.3 marimba is now available for purchase in the Full Circle Publications section of this site, for $10.00 (pdf file). Check it out if you are looking for reasonable solos for a non five octave marimba. Not technically virtuosity, but it does require excellent musicianship and a creative musical mind/ear.
The Subscription Series for Full Circle Publications is now operational. There are two levels as you will see: the Basic Level and the Premium Level. Purchase some music and get some bonus music free is the basic idea. There are other bonuses in the Premium Level as well. Details in the Subscription Series page. Check it out please.
Soon to come: The Music of Ted Rounds. Five or six compositions and one method book will soon be available for purchase. All money from sales will go to a percussion scholarship/award for a deserving percussion student at Kent State University where Ted was Professor of Percussion for twenty years, from 1996 until his passing in 2016.
New pictures added: CNY Symphonic Percussion Roundtable, NYS PAS Day of Percussion, and Percussion Friends Online Academy 2020, PASIC 2016, Nexus with Gordon and Friends at IC, 2018, Marimba Masters Celebration, Kutztown Univeristy (June 2017), Heartland Marimba Festival 2017, My Last Recital at IC 2018, Sopron Drum Festival 2019, My Teaching Trip to Cupertino 2019.
Please feel free to browse through the many compositions of mine contained in this section of my website. The following is a Chronological List of my compositions. More pieces to come soon. I am ALWAYS writing music.
Chronological List of Compositions by Gordon Stout (106 total-10/28/2020)
Elegy (1969), solo mba. KPP
Reverie (1969), solo mba. KPP-
Andante & Allegro (1970), mba./piano KPP
Diptych No. 1(1973), , mba./perc. KPP
Etudes for Marimba, Book 1 (1973), solo mba. Colla Voce
Two Mexican Dances (1974), solo mba. KPP
Eisenhower’s Rondo (1974), 2 mba. flute, viola, 2 perc. KPP
Three Movements for Marimba and Wind Ensemble (1974), solo mba. and W.E.
Ode for Marimba (1975), solo mba. Colla Voce
Etudes for Marimba, Book 2 (1975),solo mba. KPP
Duo(Dance-Song) (1976), , tpt.mba. KPP
Etudes for Marimba, Book 3 (1976), solo mba. KPP
Diptych No. 2, (1979), mba./perc.ens. OU Percussion Press
Astral Dance (1979), solo mba. KPP
Triptych (1980), 2 mba.s KPP
Diptych No. 3 (1989), 2 mba.s KPP
Ideo-Kinetic Workbook (1990), MBaker/KPP
Duo (Dance-Song) (1990), sax/mba. KPP
Nocturnes (1990), solo mba. MBaker/KPP
Diptych No. 4 (1992), mba./perc. duetKPP
Duo Concertante, (1994), two mba.s and W.E. KPP
Four Episodes, Vol.1 (1994-95), solo mba. KPP
Duo (Dance-Song)(1997), bsn/mba. MBaker/KPP
Desperate Attitudes (1998), large perc. ens. KPP
Sedimental Structures (1998), solo mba. KPP
Rivers of Wood (1999), mba./pno or mba/chamber orch. KPP
Rumble Strips (2000) solo mba. KPP
Incoming (2002), mba./drum set KPP
Laruci In the Sky (2002) - 2 mba.s KPP
Wood That Sings (2003), solo mba. KPP
Beads of Glass (2004), solo mba. KPP
Route 666 (2004) - mba./perc. ens. KPP
Four Episodes, Vol.2 (2006-2007), solo mba. KPP
Four Dances (2006-2007), solo mba. KPP
Migratory Systems (2005), xylo/perc.ens. KPP)?)
Skylark Orange Circles (2004), two mba.s KPP
Etudes for Marimba, Book 4(Seminar Etudes), (2003-2005) , solo mba. KPP
Endless Mountains Wooden (2005), mba. orchestra KPP
Choros 1-7 (2006-2009), mba. + various inst.s KPP
Prelude: A Winter Song (2008), mba./perc.ens. KPP
Peach Dance (2008), solo mba. KPP
Whatever’s More (2010), solo mba. KPP
Quondam Reflections (2011), solo mba. KPP
Somewhere in Africa there’s A Whirlwind (2010), two mba.s KPP
Episodes, Vol. 3 (2010-2011), 2 flutes/mba./perc. KPP
New York Triptych (2011) - KPP
New York Triptych, quartet version (2011) ,mba. orchestra KPP
Outgoing, original version (2011) mba. timp. 2 perc.pano KPP
Outgoing(2011), perc. ens. version KPP
Manhattan Escapades (2012), two mba.s KPP
Cerulean Landscape (2013) solo mba. KPP
Acquiescent Blues (2013), mba/vibes KPP
Bossacatta (2013), two mba.s KPP
Tailoring for Two (2013) two mba.s KPP
Four Faces (2014), mba/perc.ens. KPP
Afternoon Footprints (2014), solo mba. KPP
Morphic Resonance (2014), solo mba. KPP
Something to Do With Grace (2014), mba./perc.ens. KPP
Belly Buttons (2014), mba.drum set KPP
Stars of Brazil (2014), mba./flute KPP (release date unknown!)
The Other Side (2014), solo mba. KPP
Whatever’s More (2014), mba./string quartet KPP
Mystic Rites of Flight (2015)m two mba.s KPP(release date unknown!)
Uninhabited Admittance (2015), solo mba. KPP
Anthem: To Catch A Glimpse (2015), solo mba. KPP
Dream-Awakening & Dance 2015, mba. orchestral KPP
The Changeling (2015), mba./various inst.s KPP (release date unknown!)
Seeking Pacific Waters (2016), percussion ensemble KPP (release date unknown!)
Short Dance (2016), solo marimba KPP
Luvlars (2016), solo mba. Full Circle Publications
DF-2 (2016, solo marimba, Full Circle Publications
Look Forward With Your Feet (July 11,2016), mba. solo w/ perc. ens. Full Circle Publications.
Crystal Vaults (2016), solo mba. Full Circle Publications
Prolific Platitudes (2016), for perc. quartet Full Circle Publications
Three Ancient Landscapes (2017), Symphony Orchestra. Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Shadows of the Wind (2017), solo mba. Full Circle Publications
One Last Breath (2017), solo mba. Full Circle Publications
Emerald Romp (2017), vibes/mba./drum kit. Full Circle Publications.
Etude In A minor (2017), solo mba. Full Circle Publications
Audition Piece (2017), perc.trio Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Reminiscences of One’s Time(2017), solo mba. Full Circle Publications
A Fascinating Odessy (2017) - trio for marimba, english horn, congas.
Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Epitaph (2018), solo mba. Full Circle Publications ASCAP
Etude in A Major (Happy) (2018), solo mba. Full Circle Publications
Never Less the Same (2018), solo mba. Full Circle Publications
Full Circle (2019), solo mba. Full Circle Publications.
On the Other Hand (A Vignette) (2018), solo mba. Full Circle Publications
The Beguine of Something Beautiful (2019), clar/mba. Full Circle Publications (manscript).
POST RETIREMENT (2019-2020)
The Secret Key (2019). solo mba. Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Sinfonietta (2019). mba. orch. Full Circle Publications
Bag of Bones-A Caprice (2019). solo mba. Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Terms of Transfiguration (2019). solo mba. Full Circle. Publications (manscript)
Still Leaves Falling (2019). solo mba. Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Hand in Hand (2019). For two mba.s/harp. Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Vistas of Amkikaia (Revised April 2, 2020). solo mba.. Full Circle Publications
Sarah’s Dance (2020). perc. ens. Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Burnt Offerings (2020) solo mba. Full Circle Publications (manuscript)
1. Fire Dance (Feb. 21, 2020)
2. Ember’s Glow (March 3, 2020)
3. Ashes Rising (Jan. 16, 2020)
4. Time’s Passing (March 22, 2020)
Crossing Sweet Bridges (2020). flute/mba. Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Wailing Song (2020). mba orch. Full Circle Publications (manscript)
Sketch #1 (2020). solo mba. Full Circle Publications (manscript)
New for Dane (Untitled) (2020). mba/perc/bass. Full Circle Publications (manuscript)
Time’s Coming (2020) solo mba. Full Circle Publications (manuscript)
New Compositions coming from Keyboard Percussion Publications!
1. Short Dance (Dance Courte) 2016, for solo 5.0 marimba (currently available from mostly marimba.com or Steve Weiss Music.
2. Mystic Rites of Flight, 2015 for tw0 5.0 marimbas
3. Seeking Pacific Waters, 2015 for percussion ensemble
4. The Changeling 2015 for marimba and nine instruments
5. Migratory Systems 2005 for 4.0 xylophone solo and percussion ensemble
6. Stars of Brazil 2014 for 5.0 marimba and flute
These will be my last compositions published by KPP. Short Dance is available as of January 2020. Next on the list for release is Stars of Brazil, sometime during the spring of 2020 (???) . After that, your guess is as good as mine. Things move quite slowly at KPP, especially since I am no longer with the companies at Mostly Marimba. If you are interested in these works, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All other and future compositions will be published by Full Circle Publications, a division of G&C Music.
Heartland Marimba Quartet CD now available!
Posted on November 01, 2019. Please copy and past links!
The Heartland Marimba Quartet CD has now been released, and is available from: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/heartlandmarimbaquartet
This is a really great CD, with music by Gottschalk, Orfaly, Pickering, Joplin, Blasco, Simpson, and Gordon Stout! Their recording of my New York Triptych is totally amazing! It has all the right energy, musical direction, control of articulation and tone quality, and is something I am very proud to add to my list of recorded compositions! I highly recommend this CD. Matthew Coley, their director, is really the new Clair Omar Musser in today's marimba world (my thought), and this group is a seasoned chamber music ensemble, as good as any string quartet!
YouTube links galore!
Please copy and past these links!
https://youtu.be/THYlzUsk69Y Afternoon Footprints (2015), by Larissa Venzie
https://youtu.be/Wx210pp7xtU Luvlars (2016), by Larissa Venzie
https://youtu.be/_lUEw5Nmqd8 Seeking Pacific Waters (2015), NJ Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble
https://youtu.be/l-4xeDMYC9A Finale from Four Dances for Marimba (Tom Burritt)
https://youtu.be/LrzPYYp6sPA A Lullaby Dancing from Four Dances for Marimba (Tom Burritt)
https://youtu.be/-dh2hq7AyD8 Song from Four Dances for Marimba (Tom Burritt)
https://youtu.be/VbGVfhgkuM8 Two Mexican Dances (1.) (Kevin Bobo)
https://youtu.be/mRpmzA8IPp0 Two Mexican Dances (2.) (Kevinm Bobo)
https://youtu.be/K3IBAJYgdU4 Skylark Orange Circles (Marco Schirripa and Andrew Dobos)
https://youtu.be/iByZl1YndwY Somewhere in African There’s a Whirlwind (Marco Schirripa and Sean Gill).
https://youtu.be/tMWUULdzu40 Morphic Resonance (Marco Schirripa)
https://youtu.be/9goupyinaLE Desperate Attitudes (TCU Percussion)
https://www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/webcasts Prelude: A Winter Song (Lawrence University Percussion Ensemble - LUPI)
https://youtu.be/oipYHn_W8qI Anthem: To Catch A Glimpse (Ayami Okamura)
https://youtu.be/TrYFgQIj4pQ Episode 5 (Anthony DiBartolo)