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 on September 22, 2020: CNY Symphonic Percussion Roundtable, NYS PAS Day of Percussion, and Percussion Friends Online Academy 2020.
Please feel free to browse through the many compositions of mine contained in this section of my website. The following is a summary of what you will find, as of January 22, 2020. More pieces to come soon. I am ALWAYS writing music.
40 marimba solo
1 new solo now available. 3/25/2020
27 marimba with other instrument
8 marimba duos
13 percussion ensemble
3 new pieces now available! 3/25/2020
1 marimba quartet
1 Concerto (two marimbas & wind ensemble)
1 method book
4 marimba orchestra
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. 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)