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A Maroon Hog’s Rebel Frog

The one and only original as recorded by the SOU Percussion Ensemble! Scored for 2 Marimbas, 2 Vibraphones, Bass, Percussion and Drum Set.  Performers are encouraged to expand on the written score and make each interpretation their own.    The title of the tune is an anagram, revealing the dedication.  Vibraphone solo: Terry Longshore, Xylophone solo: Bryan Jeffs.


The Rebel Frog Goes Dancing

Part Two in the Rebel Frog Series, this time featuring trumpet soloist Jeff Richmond!  Like A Maroon Hog’s Rebel Frog,  performers are encouraged to expand on the written score and make each interpretation their own. Scored for Glockenspiel, 3 Xylophones, 3 Marimbas, 2 Vibraphones, Bass, Percussion and Drum Set.


Four Movements for Carl Sagan

It’s a MIDI realization I know, but it gives you an idea.

For SATB choir and percussion quartet (2 Vibraphones, 2 Marimbas and Bass Drum).  A four movement work based on the Carl Sagan quote “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe”.  Each brief movement emphasizes a different section of the text, and explores different rhythmic and textural ideas utilizing short melodic fragments.

1. If You Wish – Sample Score

2. To Make an Apple Pie from Scratch

3. You Must First

4. Invent the Universe – Sample Score