* Snare drum, Xylophone, etc. may be used instead of timpani.
Percussion and Percussion ensembles (for two or more percussionists, each playing one or more percussion instruments)
Percussion music (for one percussionist playing two or more different percussion instruments)
Timpani music (for one percussion instrument)
Trios; Quartets; Quintets; Sextets; Septets; Octets; Nonets (For chamber music with keyboard see the Keyboard Music Guide.)
Subject Headings for books
Electronic percussion instruments
Rhythm bands and orchestras
*For Sextets, Septets, Octets, Nonets use same formulae as Quartets and Quintets, thus M685 - M686 are Sextets which may include one or more percussion instruments.
|M146||Solo drum [including tympani, side drum, etc.|
|M147||Solo bells, glockenspiel, etc.|
|M175||Solo other [xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, etc.|
|M284 - M285||One percussion instrument and piano|
|M298 - M299||Duets which may include one or more percussion instruments|
|M385 - M386||Trios which may include one or more percussion instruments|
|M485 - M486||Quartets which may include one or more percussion instruments|
|M585 - M586||Quintets which may include one or more percussion instruments|
|M1038 - M1039
|Concertos for percussion instrument with orchestra
|M1138 - M1139
|Concertos for percussion instrument with string orchestra
|M1039.4 ; M1139.4
|Concertos for other percussion instruments (xylophone, etc.)
Book Call Numbers:
Selected SFCM Library Resources
Bajzek, Dieter. Percussion: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1988. REF ML128.P4 B34 1988
Blades, James. Percussion Instruments and their History. London: Faber & Faber, Ltd., 1984. ML1030 .B632 1984
Encyclopedia of Percussion. John H. Beck, ed. New York: Garland Pub., 1995. REF ML102.P4 E5 1995
Hart, Mickey. Planet drum : a celebration of percussion and rhythm.
2nd ed.Novato, Calif. :Grateful Dead Books, 1991. ML1035 .H23 1991
Peinkofer, Karl. Handbook of Percussion Instruments. Melville, NY: Belwin Mills, 1976. ML1030.P377 H2
Siwe, Thomas. Percussion Solo Literature. Champaign, IL: Media Press Inc., 1995. REF ML128.P4 S6 1995
Medical Problems of Performing Artists
Industry news and product reviews; also music reviews, artist interviews, and links to other sites.
Information about percussion instruments and their care.
Online drum lessons on a variety of topics, including rock, jazz and latin drumming, drum fills, with play-alongs and videos. Free membership gets you weekly lessons sent to your email.
Vic Firth Education Resource Center
Extensive percussion site from legendary Boston Symphony Orchestra tympanist, Everett "Vic" Firth.
An extensive collection of ads and a list of articles, the page also has links to many different sites about all styles of drumming.
Percussive Arts Society
Home page for the PAS.