Hamiruge Ensemble, Louisiana State University, Brett Dietz, Director, recording Collage with Stanley Leonard

The following music by Stanley Leonard is currently available through the Steve Weiss Music catalog or from the publisher. Publishers are indicated in ( ) by the title of the work. A key to publishers is listed in the Publishers Guide at the end of this catalog. Music marked CD can be heard on the Canticle CD. Music marked CD2 can be heard on the CD Collage. Music marked CD3 can be heard on the Acclamation CD. Music marked CD4 is performed on the CD Reunion. Music marked CD5 is performed on the CD Retrospections

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An Annotated Bibliography of Percussion Works by Stanley Leonard

Written by Dr. Kyle Cherwinski

COMPACT DISCS        Available from Stanley Leonard

Collage (C)
The music of Stanley Leonard, with the composer performing and conducting Hamiruge, Louisiana State University

Canticle (L)
The music of Stanley Leonard, with the composer performing and conducting the Duquesne University Alumni
Percussion Ensemble.

Acclamation (S)
The music of Stanley Leonard for organ, timpani and trumpet, with the composer performing.
Reunion (S)
The music of Stanley Leonard and Brett W. Dietz performed by Tempus Fugit and Hamiruge.

Jubilate (S) Handbell music by Stanley Leonard - Three Rivers Ringers

Retrospections (S) Music by Stanley Leonard and Brett W. Dietz performed by Hamiruge.


Unaccompanied Solos

Four Drums:

Collage (C) Grade 6 - Solo recital piece, pedal technique (CD2)

Canticle (L) Grade 6 - Solo recital piece, pedal technique, two movements CD

Danza (S) Grade 6 - Solo timpani with multipercussion

Doubles (L) Grade 6 - solo recital piece, pedal technique, double-stop technique.

Echoes of Nine (L) Grade 5 - based on the rhythms of Beethoven's 9th symphony, pedal technique.

Echoes of Eight (AF) Grade 4 - using the rhythms of Beethoven's 8th symphony, some pedal technique.

Echoes of Seven (F) Grade 4 - variations on the rhythms of Beethoven's 7th symphony, some pedal technique.

Forms (L) Grade 6 - collections of four recital solos in contrasting styles, pedal technique throughout. CD

Madras (A) Grade 6 - Two contrasting movements, recital solo, pedal technique.

Solo Dialogue (L) Grade 4 - uses three tom toms in dialogue with timpani, no tuning. CD

Five Drums:

Epigram (L) Grade 6 - A recital solo, two contrasting sections, slight Baroque style, pedal technique. CD

March and Scherzo (A) Grade 5 - Two movements, also uses two piccolo timpani or roto toms, pedal technique.

Solus (D) Grade 6, -Timpani/multipercussion solo recital piece, 4 tom toms, 4 crotales, Chinese cymbal, pedal technique.


Seventeen Technical Studies (AF) Grade 4-5 - Technical studies for three and four timpani.

Twelve Solo Etudes for the Advanced Timpanist (AF) Grade 3-4 - Twelve short etudes in every key

Solos with other instruments
All of the following works require pedal technique skills.

Canto (S) Grade 6 - Solo Timpani (4) and trombone, recital music

Canto (S) Grade 6 - Solo Timpani (4) and French Horn

Concertino (L) Grade 6 - Solo Timpani (4) and Keyboard Percussion Ensemble (5 players)

Duetto Concertino (L) Grade 6 - Solo Timpani (4) and French Horn, requires a skilled horn player

Fanfare and Allegro (B) Grade 5 - Solo Timpani (4) and Trumpet, requires a skilled trumpet player

Rhthymix (S) Grade 4 - Solo Timpani and Percussion Ensemble (4 players)

Recitative and Scherzo (C) Grade 6 - Solo Timpani (5) and Percussion Ensemble (5 players)

Music for organ, timpani and trumpet

Alleluia (C) Grade 5 - Solo timpani (4) and Organ, based on the hymn tune Lasst uns erfreuen

Ballad and Dance (S) Grade 3 - Solo timpani (4), organ and flute

Celebration Hymn (S) Grade 4 - Solo timpani (4) and organ CD3

Easter Fanfare (S) Grade 4 - Solo timpani (4), organ and trumpet CD3

Easter Prologue (S) Grade 3 - Solo timpani (4) and organ

Fantasia on Luther's Hymn (C) Grade 5 - Solo timpani (4) and Organ, based on the hymn A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Fantasia on St. Denio (S) Grade 4 - Solo timpani (4), organ CD3

He Is Risen (P) Grade 5 - Solo timpani (4), organ and trumpet, Easter music CD3

Hornpipe (S) Handel/Leonard Grade 4 - Solo timpani (4) and organ CD3

Hymn of Joy (S) Grade 4 - Solo timpani (4) and organ CD3

In Dulci Jubilo (S) Grade 4 - Solo timpani (4) and organ CD3

O Come Emmanuel (P) Grade 4 - Solo timpani (4) and organ, Advent music CD3

Praise Ye The Lord (S) Grade 5 - Solo timpani (4) and organ CD3

Prelude (S) Grade 4 - Solo timpani and organ

The Rejoicing (S) Grade 4 - Solo timpani (4) and organ CD3

Theme and Variations (S) Grade 3 - Solo timpani (4) and organ

Voluntary (S) Grade 5 - Solo timpani, (4), trumpet, organ CD3

Timpani Duos

Duo for Two Timpanists (L) Grade 6 - eight timpani

Duologue (A) Grade 5 -eight timpani

Four Duets for Timpani (AF) Grade 3 - three to six timpani

Timpani Books, Collections, Methods

Forty Hymns and Carols for Timpani (P)
Timpani parts (2 drums) for well know hymns and carols.

Pedal Technique for the Timpani (L)
Exercise and strategies for developing pedal technique on the timpani.

Orchestral Repertoire for the Timpani, An Introduction (L)
A collection of complete timpani parts for study and performance. A sampling of standard orchestral pieces.

The Timpani: Music and Mechanics (S)
A guidebook for educators, students, and performers, contains some exercises.

Performance Resources for the Timpani (S)
A resource guide containing learning and teaching techniques, musical examples and bibliography

Contemporary Album for Snare Drum (L) Grade 5-6 - A collection of time studies, recital etudes and duets.
(This book is listed under Snare Drum Methods in the Steve Weiss catalog)


Unaccompanied Solos

Choirs (F) Grade 6 - Three movement recital piece featuring percussion choirs of wood, metal, and drums.

Sonnet (S) Grade 5 - For solo percussion, vibe, multipercussion, and audio file, improvisation and coordination with audio, based on Shakespeare Sonnet 116.

Two Meditations (S) Grade 4 - Two sacred pieces for solo percussion, four toms and three cymbals, improvisation required.

Ubique (S) Grade 5 - Multipercussion recital solo, graphic notation.

Cascades (S) Grade 5 - Glockenspiel solo

Percussion Solo with other instruments

Collage (S) Grade 5 - percussion solo and flute, graphic notation, keyboard percussion only.

On That Day (S) Grade 6 - Solo multipercussion/keyboard and organ, suitable for concert or sacred use.

Shadows (C) Grade 5 - Solo multipercussion with keyboard percussion ensemble accompaniment (CD2)

Triptych (S) Grade 6 - Solo multipercussio/keyboard and organ, reader, one brass instrument, suitable for concert or sacred use.

Will O' The Wisp (S) Grade 5 - Solo multiupercussion includes vibes/ timpani and Clarinet/Bass Clarinet


Continuum (S) Grade 5 - Keyboard (vibe, xyl, bells) and timpani (4), graphic notation.

Duales (S) Grade 6 - Solo Vibraphone/marimba with multipercussion/timpani accompaniment.

Three Duets (S) Grade 4 - Three J.S. Bach duets arranged for two keyboard players, recital music.
Pairs (R) Grade 4-5 - Two players, each with two timpani and multipercussion, short.


Ballade (L) Grade 4 - A melodic picture of quiet mountain vistas CD5

Four Canons (L) Grade 3 - Four Canons of Joseph Haydn arranged for four or more keyboard players.

Masquerade (Waltz) (S) Grade 4 - A slightly Stravinskyish waltz for six players.

Mirrors (F) Grade 5 - A serious concert piece for six players. CD4

Mirror Canon (B) Grade 3 - A Mozart canon arranged for four players.
Prelude for Four Marimbas (L) Grade 4 - A melodic, legato piece highlighting mellow marimba sound. CD

Processional (S) Grade 4 - A stately processional for four marimbas with optional percussion. (CD2)

Quarimba (L) Grade 4 - A quirky sounding quartet for three marimbas and bass marimba. CD

Rise Up O Flame (S) Grade 2 - Based on a round by Praetoruis for six players, include chimes.

Scherzo (S) Grade 4 - An exploration in quiet sounds for seven keyboard players and one timpanist (2).

Serenade (L) Grade - 4 A melodic serenade for 5 players, includes bass marimba CD4

Two Contemporary Scenes (S) Grade 3 - Two movements in two musical styles for keyboard trio, bells, vibes, marimba.


Three Players

Three Spaces (S) Grade 3+ - A bright, short, percussion trio using keyboard, timpani and percussion.

Trilogy (S) Grade 4 - Multipercussion and keyboard percussion CD5

Trioso (C) Grade 4 - A multipercussion trio, using a variety of instruments including Thai gongs, timpani, vibes and marimba.

Four Players

Bachiana for percussion (B) Grade 3+ - Four J.S. Bach pieces for 4-6 players, keyboard and small percussion instruments.

Cycle for Percussion (S) Grade 4 - A quartet that requires the construction of some instruments. No keyboard.

Dance Suite (S) Grade 4+ - Percussion quartet using full score reading for each part, three movements, dancers optional.

Housemusic for Percussion (S) Grade 3+ - Intimate music for percussion quartet using ideophones and bells.

Telin-Ting (S) Grade 5 - An imagined oriental music for four + players.

Time and Space (S) Grade 4 - A 21st century drum tune 

Five Players

Beachwalk (L) Grade 5 - A rhythmically challenging percussion quintet. CD4

Circus (L) Grade 4 - Six short movements highlighting the spirit and sounds of the circus. CD

Closing Piece (S) Grade 4 - A short quintet using choirs (SATB)of triangles, woodblocks, snare drums, 4 timpani.

Presenting Percussion (P) Grade 3 - Demonstrates the families of percussion instruments, with narration

Incidental Music (S) Grade 4+ - Programmatic music requiring full score reading.

The Advancing Gong (S) Grade 5 - Full score reading with tape for 5 players.
Three Rivers (S) Grade 4 - Music describing the flow of three rivers.
Winged Chariot (C) Grade 5 - The rhythms fly from beginning to the end. CD4

Word Games II (S) Grade 5 - Three movements, full score reading and some theatrical activity.

Six Players

DanzaBamboo (S) Grade 5 - Sounds of bamboo and dancing rhythms  CD5

Four Images (L) Grade 3+ - Traces the sounds of percussion through four musical styles. CD

Four Dimensions (L) Grade 3+ - Same as Four Images.

Marche (D) Grade 4+ - Uses some unusual performance techniques in a traditional form.

Promenade (L) Grade 4 - A slightly offbeat processional.

Zanza - (S) Grade 4 - An imaginary dance celebration for percussion featuring a Kalimba. (CD2)

Seven Players

Interiors (S) Grade 5 - Space and time work together sending a message

Sacred Stones (C) Grade 6 - A major work, very rhythmically challenging, requiring bass marimba. CD5

Eight Players

Antiphonies (D) Grade 6 - Difficult, but good-natured music for two percussion quartets.

Encounters (S) Grade 4 - Encountering some unusual instruments

Ex Machina (D) Grade 5 - A serious concert piece, some rhythmic challenges, requires bass marimba.

Fanfare, Meditation, and Dance (S) Grade 5+ - A difficult major work in three contrasting movements.

Main Street (S) Grade 4 - Celebrates small town Main Street CD5

Six Bagatelles (C) Grade 4+ - Six contrasting movements.

Nine Players

Symphony for Percussion (D) Grade 5 - Four movements, each movement featuring a family of percussion instruments.

Mvt 3, Xylem- (CD2)

Kymbalon (C) Grade 5 - Based on an ancient Greek melody, featuring cymbals, mallet instruments, drums. (CD2)

Ten Players

Skies (D) Grade 6 - A serious concert piece, requires bass marimba. CD4

Traveling Music (L) Grade 5 - A concert opener, highlights percussion sounds from around the globe. (CD2)
Voices (S) Grade 6 - Solo percussion quintet with keyboard ensemble (5) CD4

Twelve Players

Festival Fanfare (S) Grade 5 - A percussion fanfare requiring bass marimba. CD5

Thirteen Players

Drum Celebration (AF) Grade 4 - A celebration of the the drum

Retrospections Fanfare (S) Garde 4 - An homage to Varese's Ionisation

Fourteen Players

Hurricane (C) Grade 5 - The sounds and rhythms of a hurricane (CD2)

Janissary Band (C) Grade 4 - An imagined music of the Turkish Janissary Band

Percussion Ensemble with other instruments or voice

Genesis (S) Grade 5+ - Five percussionists and chorus tell the Biblical creation story.

Good Christian Men Rejoice (D) Grade 4 - The Christmas carol, for ten percussionists and four octave handbell choir.

Three Sketches (S) Grade 4 -Three movements for percussion quartet and trumpet.

Winter Fantasy (D) Grade 4 - For ten percussionists and four octave handbell choir, winter music

Music and CD Distributor

All CDs are available from Stanley Leonard

Steve Weiss Music
2324 Wyandotte Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090, 215-659-0100
Music not currently in the Steve Weiss Catalog is available from the publisher; this includes music marked with (S) Stanley Leonard Percussion Music.

(A) Bachovich Music - PO Box 20537, Columbus, OH 43220-20537, 1-614-563-0707,
(AF) Alfred Music-
(B) Boosey and Hawkes-
(C) C. Alan Publications - PO Box 29323, Greensboro, NC 27429,
(D) Drop6 Media, Inc. -
(F) Studio Four Music - PO Box 467, Asbury Park, NJ , 1-732-774-0011,
(L) Ludwig Masters Publications, Inc. -
(P) Per-Mus Publications - PO Box 218333, Columbus, OH 43221, 1-614-336-9665,
(R) RowLoff Productions - PO Box 292671, Nashville, TN 37229, 1-800-624-8001,
(S) Stanley Leonard Percussion Music - 4882 Berkeley Dr., Naples, FL 34112,

Price List for Stanley Leonard Percussion Music (S) January 2017
Timpani with other instruments
Timpani and Organ
Canto (timpani and trombone)

Ballad and Dance (with flute)

Canto (timpani and french horn)

Celebration Hymn

(withperc. quartet) 25.00

Easter Fanfare (timpani,organ,trumpet)

Timpani Solos
Easter Prologue

Fantasia on St. Denio


Hymn of Joy

Performance Resources for the Timpani

In Dulci Jubilo

The Timpani: Music and Mechanics

Praise Ye The Lord


Solo Percussionist
Voluntary (timpani,organ and trumpet)

Collage with flute

The Rejoicing

On That Day with organ

Theme and Variations

Sonnet with CD

Triptych with organ

  CDs     5.00 each
Two Meditations


Will-O-The-Wisp Mutliperc/timp & Clarinet/Bass Cl


Two Percussionists



Three Bach Duets


Keyboard Percussion Ensemble

Masquerade (Waltz)


Rise Up O Flame


Two Contemporary Scenes


Percussion Ensemble

Closing Piece

Cycle for Percussion

Dance Suite

Fanfare, Meditation, and Dance

Festival Fanfare


Housemusic for Percussion

Incidental Music


The Advancing Gong

Three Rivers

Three Sketches

Three Spaces


Word Games II

Zanza - Seven Percussionists

Eastman School of Music, with John Beck and Stanley Leonard