This is a classic in the marimba quartet repertoire, since its composition in 1994. Every percussion department should have this in their library. It is very difficult, but amazingly wonderful music, and your students will love working on this for hours and hours. Available at this time in pdf file format only. Includes score and parts, in a newly engraved edition.
A very difficult duo for two 5.0 marimbas. Not for the faint of heart, but this is terribly exciting music, full of complex rhythms and counterpoint, and requiring advanced four mallet technique. This should be a standard of the advanced marimba duo repertoire, and is suitable for an advanced level collegiate recital. Comes with score and parts in pdf file format.
A wonderfully creative and advanced timpani solo for the player with great ears and technique. This is actually an arrangement of the tune by the same name by Stanley Clarke, who was a founding member of Return to Forever, one of the first jazz fusion bands, and is on the album "Stanley Clarke", released on Nemperor Records in 1974. Great fun. The recording included here is the premiere performance by Ted Rounds himself, on his graduate recital at Ithaca College in 1994! The engraving was taken from a handwritten manuscript. The measures in red were written out by Ted and in the original manuscript but in the recording of the performance they were committed due to time. Feel free to include them or not depending on your choice. An effects key is provided with the score.
Music of Ted Rounds soon to be available:
Better Moves (for percussion quintet)
Mandjiani (for marimba quartet)
Mallet-Keyboard Exercises (An application of the four basic strokes) - Fascimile Edition
Guessing (for steel band)
All music (except Mallet-Keyboard Exercises) are newly entered and edited into the Sibelius notation program, and come with Score and Parts in pdf file format. (Gordon Stout and Andrew Moran, editors)
All proceeds from the sales of the music of Ted Rounds will be sent to Kent State University, contributing to a percussion scholarship administered by current Professor of Percussion Matthew Holm.