Degree Name

Master of Music

Department or Program



Butler, Christopher L.


The purpose of this research paper is to present historical information and practice strategies for eight selected pieces that feature marimba, timpani, snare drum, vibraphone, and multi-percussion set. The compositions range from solo repertoire to accompanied works, that include a duo, two chamber ensembles, and electronic accompaniment. The pieces discussed are Triptych Boom by Chad Floyd, Grit by J.W. Moore III, Bell Plates by Scott Lindroth, Ameline by Eric Sammut, Quartet for clarinet, horn, cello and side drum by Bohuslav Martinů, Impressions I by Nicolas Martynciow, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy, arranged by Renee Keller, and Tango Suite I by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by Kevin Super.

These pieces will be performed at a recital on May 4th, 2021.