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Prelude. Marimba Duet

Prelude is exactly as it sounds- the beginning of a much larger work in progress for marimba duet. Melodies introduced in Prelude will be explored and deconstructed in future movements.
Prelude requires one 5-octave marimba and two skilled players using four-mallet technique.

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Soliton. Marimba Trio

Soliton is an energetic medley-like piece for percussion trio. Four-mallet technique is required for two of the three players. Soliton utilizes unconventional instruments for its rhythm section: cabasa, sleigh bells, tambourine, and a snare/tom combination played as hand drums. The major components of the piece are a fast mallet trio, slower marimba/vibes/hand drums groove, moving marimba solo, appropriately ridiculous minor/major waltz, and exciting reprise of the main theme featuring a dancing tambourine player.

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Rhythm Creek. Percussion Ensemble

Rhythm Creek is a piece for modern percussion ensemble featuring piano and acoustic guitar. The piece explores a seemingly innocent theme that evolves until it finally shows its true nature. Unique usage of the hammered dulcimer and caliope (keyboard patches acceptable).


Music for "Tilted".



Gameplay Music:

"Tilted" is a multiplayer networked video game. The soundtrack has a somewhat mystical feel, but is also intense to fit the mood of the game. See for more information about the game!

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Apogee. Marimba Duet

An energetic duet for two advanced marimbists. Two 5-octave marimbas are required. Apogee regularly shifts its melodies between the two players.

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Shibboleth. Percussion Ensemble

Funky and groovy, Shibboleth moves away from traditional percussion ensemble instrumentation to include elements of a funk band. It was originally composed as a birthday present for a friend. Features solos for synthesizer, drums, trumpet, and guitar.

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Summerstorm. Percussion Quintet

Kerr Hall Compositions' first work, which premiered at the Northeastern University Wind Ensemble's chamber music concert in February 2017. Summerstorm is written for a traditional 4-piece percussion ensemble plus piano and, as the title describes, emotes a not-so-sunny summer day.