Drum Music: Concerto for Percussion

From Wind Repertory Project
John Mackey

John Mackey

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Osti Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - $95.00


1. Infiltrate
2. Incubate
3. Incinerate


Full Score
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV (I doubles E-flat Soprano Clarinet)
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Solo Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • China Cymbal (small and large)
  • Djembe
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Toms (6)
  • Vibraphone

Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (2)
  • China Cymbal
  • Djembes (2)
  • Marimba
  • Hi-Hat
  • Sand blocks (drywall sanding blocks preferred)
  • Suspended China Cymbal (large)
  • Suspended Crash Cymbals (2)
  • Suspended Splash Cymbal
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by Tennessee Tech University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, The United States Navy Band, University of Arizona, Southern Mississippi University, Langley High School, Illinois State University and University of Georgia. Consortium organized by Joseph Herman, Tennessee Tech University, for Eric Willie, percussionist.

- Program Note from score

Extensive blog notes by John Mackey are found here.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Melbourne (Aus.) Wind Symphony (Nicholas Williams, conductor; Brent Miller, percussion) - 9 October 2022
  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Wind Symphony (Archie G. Birkner, conductor; Michael Sammons, percussion) – 29 October 2019
  • University of Central Arkansas (Conway) Wind Ensemble (Ricky Brooks, conductor; Carter Harlan, percussion) – 12 October 2017
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Symphonic Band (Anthony Falcone, conductor; Dave Hall, percussion) – 28 April 2017
  • Iowa State University (Ames) Wind Ensemble (Michael Golemo, conductor; Jonathan Sharp, percussion) – 21 April 2017
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 6 December 2016
  • Tennessee Tech University Joseph Hermann, conductor; Eric Willie, soloist) - 11 October 2011 *Premiere Performance*

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