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9 Miniatures and a Fantasy by Brett Dietz

9 Miniatures and a Fantasy is a collection of intermediate pieces for solo marimba written with the idea of presenting different technical aspects to the performer in short musical studies.

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£26.00

Camp Stanton by Brett Dietz

Written for drummer Stanton Moore, Camp Stanton is an exciting work for drum set and percussion ensemble which incorporates the classic rudimental solo Three Camps as well as several other unique styles and grooves.

Camp Stanton was written for Stanton Moore’s first year of teaching at Louisiana State University. The piece incorporates the classic rudimental solo Three Camps. Compositionally, the work plays the traditional solo then launches into an Afro-Cuban feel, a march feel, then a call and response between the drummer and the percussion ensemble. Camp Stanton was premiered at Louisiana State University in 2019.

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£32.00

Die Glocke by Brett Dietz

Die Glocke (“The Bell” in German) is a delightfully unique collection of solos for unaccompanied glockenspiel. The 12 pieces total over 30 minutes of music and may be mixed & matched to create whatever duration & assortment of styles suits your needs.

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£25.00

Metamorphosis by William Brett Dietz

Can be performed as a set or individually. A great recital choice. 5.0 marimba and independent roll technique required.

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£12.00

Perfect Circles by Brett Dietz

Perfect Circles is a set of 12 pieces that move through the circle of fifths, with the aim of supplementing the current repertoire. The titles of the pieces are shapes and forms that are found in Sacred Geometry. None of the pieces require pedaling. The compositions are short and can be learned within a week’s time. This way, a student can progress through the pieces within a semester of study.  

After 14 years of teaching at the university level, it became apparent to me that one of the issues with the solo timpani repertoire was the gap between advanced and elementary compositions. A student who became proficient with his skill on the different strokes and rolls could perhaps play one of Elliot Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, but learning the nuances of Carter’s metric modulations would likely be problematic. As a student of Stanley Leonard, I am very aware of his incredible contribution to the repertoire, but many of his pieces require advanced pedal dexterity and can be frustrating for some students. John Beck’s Sonata for Timpani and Bill Cahn’s Raga are also very popular in our studio but also require an upper-level intermediate player.

There are multiple timpani method books by Saul Goodman, Vic Firth, Mitchell Peters, Raynor Carroll, and other modern timpanists who contribute valuable studies to the literature without closing the gap. Once a student plays through the book, he moves on to the orchestral repertoire. This is, of course, a suitable method for moving through the curriculum. It is not, however the only path to the development of a strong timpanist.

What I have written is a set of 12 pieces that move through the circle of fifths, with the aim of supplementing the current repertoire to help fill the gap. The titles of the pieces are shapes and forms that are found in Sacred Geometry. None of the pieces require pedaling. The compositions are short and can be learned within a week’s time. This way, a student can progress through the pieces within a semester of study. For a public performance, I would recommend doing three or four of the pieces.

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£25.00

Reflex – 15 Studies for the Intermediate Multi-Percussionist by Brett Dietz

As the multi-percussion repertoire increases, it becomes necessary for modern students to increase their skills in this genre. Reflex is a collection of 15 studies for the multi-percussionist. The pieces are short and designed to improve percussionists’ ability to move fluently among different playing surfaces. The studies are written at the intermediate level and require a small number of instruments.They become more difficult as the book progresses and can be used for both study and performance. A picture of each study’s set-up and an instrument key are provided to help the performer. The pieces are named after skeletal-muscular motions of the human body.

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Sharpened Stick

The Sharpend Stick is a Native American war song and dance that is in the “fish-step” style. It is said that the popular 1920’s dance craze the “Charleston” was derived from this dance.

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£40.00

Songs from the Infinite Plane by Brett Dietz

Written to fill a void in accessible duet literature for keyboard percussion, Songs from the Infinite Plane is, in essence, a song book for vibraphone & marimba. Each melodically-driven duet is approximately 2 minutes and could be used in several different ways – in private lessons, studio class, or even recitals.

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£36.00

Two Preludes For Solo Marimba

 A collection of two challenging preludes for marimba.

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£10.95