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Percussion Solos

Composer Title Instrumentation Grade (difficulty)ty)
Alvarez, Javier Tezmacal marcas and tape Advanced
Akiho, Andy Stop Speaking snare drum and playback  
Andriessen, Louis Woodpcker marimba and tuned woodblocks Advanced
Aperghis, Georges Le Corps á Corps zarb and voice Advanced
Aperghis, Georges Grafittis multipercussion Advanced
Babbitt, Milton Homily snare drum Advanced
Balter, Marcos Descraga multi percussion Advanced
Benson, Warren Three Dances Snare Drum Intermediate
Cage, John 27'10.554" for a percussionist Indeterminate Advanced
Cage, John Child of Tree Plant materials Intermediate
Cage, John composed Improvisation for Snare Drum snare drum Intermediate
Cage, John One4 drumset Intermediate
Cahn, Bill Raga No. 1 Timpani Intermediate
Carter, Elliott 8 Pieces for Four Timpani Timpani Intermediate to Advanced
Colgrass, Michael Te Tuma Te Papa Bongos, Conga, Bass Drum, Marimba, Djembe, Temple Bowls, Prepared Piano, Wood Block, Cowbell, Stainless Steel Kitchen Bowls, Triangle, Piccolo Wood Block, Suspended Cymbal, Vibraphone, Crotales, Cymbal, Gong  
Davis, Nathan Simple Songs of Birth and Return mbira and electronics  
Dillon, James Expanded Drumset Advanced
Dillon, James La Coupure multipercussion and live electronics Advanced
Early, Michael raingutter multipercussion Advanced
Eötvös, Peter Psalm 151 (in memoriam Frank Zappa) bass drum, gong Advanced
Feldman, Morton The King of Denmark Indeterminat - gongs, vibraphone, crotales, drums required Advanced
Ferneyhough, Brian Bone Alphabet Instruments you can fit in a suitcase Advanced
Finley, Benjamin Blade snare, tom, kick, 3 metals  
Finnissy, Michael Hinomi Bongos, Wood Blocks, Gongs, Bass Drum, Snare Drum Advanced 
Ford, Andrew Composition in Blue, Grey and Pink 5 Drums Intermediate
Glass, Philip 1 + 1 amplified table Intermediate
Globokar, Vinko Toucher 7 Found Instruments Advanced
Gordon, Michael XY Toms, Bongos Advanced
Greenstein, Judd We Shall Be Turned multipercussion Advanced
Grosso, Cheryl Hornage in Metal Gongs, Almglocken  
Hollinden, Dave Cold Pressed Toms, Kick drum, Woodblocks, Cowbells, Crotales Intermediate/Advanced
Hollinden, Dave Six Ideas for Snare, Bass, and Cymbal small drumset Intermediate
Ishii, Maki Thirteen Drums 13 Drums Advanced
Jacoby, Derek Percussion Thing multipercussion Intermediate
Kahlua, Compaigne  Ceci n'est pas une balle   Body Percussion with tape  
Kitasume, Michio Side by Side Toms, Kick Drum, congas, Bongos Intermediate
Kopetzki, Eckhard Canned Heat Drums and metals Advanced
Kopetzki, Eckhard Concert Suite for Snare Drum Snare Drum  
Kraft, William French Suite Toms, Cymbals Intermediate
Kraft, William English Suite Toms, Cymbals Intermediate
Lachenmann, Helmut Interieur Marimba, Vibes, Toms, Cymbals Advanced
Lang, David The Anvil Chorus Metals, Various Foot Pedals Advanced
Lang, David Scraping Song Guiros, metals Advanced
Lang, David Unchained Melody glockenspeil and percussion Advanced
Lewis, George North Star Boogaloo multipercussion and tape Advanced
Liang, Lei Dialectal Percussions multipercussion Advanced
Martincziow, Nikolas Impressions Snare Drum, Two Toms Advanced
Martincziow, Nikolas Tchik  Snare Drum  
Mason, Askell Prim Snare Drum Advanced
Mortensen, Gert March Cadenza Snare Drum  
Muhly, Nico It's About Time multipercussion Advanced
Norgard, Per  I Ching Very large setup Advanced
Norgard, Per Waves multipercussion Intermediate
Novotney, Eugene A Minute of News Snare Drum  
Orfaly, Alex Rhapsody No. 2 Timpani Advanced
Pereira, Joe Colored Shadows Timpani with live electronics Advanced
Peyton, Jeffrey The Final Precipice timpani with tape  
Piché, Jean Steal the Thunder timpani, gongs, tape Advanced
Psathas, John One Study One Summary Marimba, Junk percussion, sound files Advanced
Psathas, John Planet Damnation Timpani solo with Orchestra Advanced
Psathas, John Psyzygysm Percussion Solo with Orchestra Advanced
Reynolds, Roger Watershed multipercussion with or without live electronics Advanced
Rojahn, Rudolf Excavation timpani Advanced
Rojahn, Rudolf Small Machine multipercussion Advanced
Rojahn, Rudolf Deus ex Machina multipercussion Advanced
Rouse, Christopher Mime snare drum Intermediate
Rzewski, Frederick To the Earth Flower Pots, spoken voice Intermediate
Saariaho, Kaija Six Japanese Gardens Percussion and Electronics Intermediate
Schwantner, Joseph Concerto for Percussion Large Setup with orchestra Advanced
Smith, Stuart Saunders Blue Too Drum Set Intermediate
Smith, Stuart Saunders And Points North   Advanced
Smith, Stuart Saunders By Language Embellished I Household Stuff Advanced
Smith, Stuart Saunders Songs I-IX small household instruments and acting Advanced
Snowden, Steven Long Distance solo percussion and electronics  
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Zyklus Marimbs, Vibes, Toms, Cymbals, Gong Advanced
Takawa, Rick Inspirations Diabolique Bass Drum, Cymbals, Snare Drum, Bongos Intermediate
Tompkins, Joe March Snare drum and kick bass drum Advanced
TV, Jacob GRAB IT! marimba, wood blocks, toms, cymbal BD with tape Advanced
Volans, Kevin She Who Sleeps with a Small Blanket Toms, Bongos, Congas, marimba Advanced
Volans, Kevin Asanga drums Advanced
Wahlund, Ben The Whimsical Nature of Small Particle Physics snare drum and tape  
Westlake, Nigel Fabian Theory marimba, drums, digital delay Advanced
Williams, Jan Variations for Solo Kettledrums Timpani Intermediate
Woods, James Rogosanti Congas, Woods, Bass Drum, Glock, Metals, Voice Advanced
Wuorinen, Charles Janissary Music Marimba, Vibes, Toms, Bass Drum, Metals, Woods Advanced
Xenakis, Iannis Psappha Bass Drums, Toms, Bongos, Metals, Wood Blocks Advanced
Xenakis, Iannis Rebounds Bass Drum, Congas, Bongos, 5 Woodblocks Advanced
Zivkovic, Neboja Pezzo da Concerto snare drum Intermediate
Zubow, Zach Hiking the Cascade Creek Trail 9 non-resonant found objects Intermediate
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