For a detailed analysis of the listed music visit An Annotated Bibliography of Percussion Works by Stanley Leonard written by Dr. Kyle Cherwinski.
The music in this list is archived at the Sibley Library of the Eastman School of Music.
Canticle (L) The music of Stanley Leonard, with the composer performing and conducting the Duquesne University Alumni Percussion Ens.
Collage (C) The music of Stanley Leonard, with the composer performing and conducting Hamiruge, Louisiana State University.
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 with Tempus Fugit and Hamiruge ensembles.
Jubilate (S) Handbell muisc by Stanley Leonard - Three Rivers Ringers
Retropsections (S) - Music by Stanley Leonard and Brett Dietz with Hamiruge Ensemble
TimpaniUnaccompanied 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 (A) 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
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 II (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
Recitative and Scherzo (C) Grade 6 - Solo Timpani (5) and Percussion Ensemble (5 players)
Rhythmix (C) – Grade 4 – Solo timpani (4) and percussion quartet
Music for organ, timpani and trumpet, organ, timpani and flute, organ, timpani and multipercussion
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
Carol Fantasia (S) Grade 3 - For Organ,Timpani and optional trumpet
Celebration Hymn (S) Grade 4 – Solo timpani (4) and organ CD3
Christmas Fantasy (S) Grade 4 - Organ and Timpani setting of Good Christian Men Rejoice, O Come Emmanuel
and Angels We Have Heard on High
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
On That Day (S) Grade 6 - Multipercussion, timpani, organ
Praise Ye The Lord (S) Grade 5 – Solo timpani (4) and organ CD3
Prelude (S) Grade 4 – Organ and timpani
Voluntary (S) Grade 5-- Solo timpani, (4), trumpet, organ CD3 The Rejoicing (S) Grade 4 – Solo timpani (4) and organ CD3
Theme and Variations (S) Grade 3 – Solo timpani (4) and organ
Triptych (S) Grade 6 - Multipercussion, timpani, organ, reader, one brass instrument
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)
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, improvisation and coordination with audio, based on Shakespeare Sonnet 116. (CD for Sonnet audio is available for $8.00)
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 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 accompoaniment (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.
Keyboard Percussion Ensemble
Ballade (L) Grade 4 – A melodic picture of quiet mountain vistas
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
Suite for Keyboard Percussion wiht Timpani (S) Grade 4 - Three contrasting movments for Keyboard instruments, eight players
Two Contemporary Scenes (S) Grade 3 - Two movements in two musical styles for keyboard trio, bells, vibes, marimba.
Three Spaces (S) Grade 3+ - A bright, short, percussion trio using keyboard, timpani and percussion.
Trilogy (S) Grade 4 – Multipercussion and keyboard percussion
Trioso (C) Grade 4 - A multipercussion trio, using a variety of instruments including Thai gongs, timpani, vibes and marimba.
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.
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 – Quintet 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.
Danza Bamboo (C) Grade 5 – The rhythmic sounds of bamboo dancing in the wind
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.
The Gathering (S) Grade 4 - A gathering of percussion instruments and their rhythms from around the world.
Zanza (S) Grade 4 – An imaginary dance celebration for percussion featuring a Kalimba. (CD2)
Sacred Stones (C) Grade 6 - A major work, very rhythmically challenging, requiring bass marimba.
Interiors (S) – Grade 5 – Space and time working together sending a message
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.
Etowah (S) Grade 4 - Celebrating Native Amercians
Fanfare, Meditation, and Dance (S) Grade 5+ - A difficult major work in three contrasting movements.
Main Street (L) Grade 5 – The rhythms of a small town’s main street
Six Bagatelles (C) Grade 4+ - Six contrasting movements.
Dream (S) Grade 4 - Tribute to creative energy
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)
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
Festival Fanfare (S) Grade 5 – A percussion fanfare requiring bass marimba.
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
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 744, New York, NY 10040 bachovich.com
(AF) Alfred Music – www.Alfred.com
(B) Boosey and Hawkes – www.boosey.com
(C) C. Alan Publications – PO Box 29323, Greensboro, NC 27429, www.c-alanpublications.com
(D) Drop6 Media, Inc. – www.rowloff.com
(F) Studio Four Music – PO Box 467, Asbury Park, NJ , 1-732-774-0011, mostlymarimba.com
(L) Ludwig Masters Publications, Inc. – keisersouthernmusic.com/ludwigmasters - See www.Alfred.com
(P) Per-Mus Publications – PO Box128333, Columbus, OH 43221, www.permus.com
(R) RowLoff Productions – PO Box 292671, Nashville, TN 37229, 1-800-624-8001, www.rowloff.com
(S) Stanley Leonard Percussion Music – 4882 Berkeley Dr., Naples, FL 34112, Use Contact Page of this web site
Price List for Stanley Leonard Percussion Music (S) January 2022
The Timpani: Music and Mechanics12.00
Performance Resources for the Timpani6.00
All Compact Discs5.00 each5.00
Keyboard Percussion Ensemble
Rise Up O Flame10.00
Two Contemporary Scenes10.00
Suite for Keyboard Percussion45.00
Word Games II47.00
Zanza- Seven Percussionists30.00
The Advancing Gong50.00
Cycle for Percussion12.00
Fanfare, Meditation, and Dance47.00
Housemusic for Percussion14.00
Will-O-The-WispMutliperc/timp & Clarinet/Bass Cl25.00
On That Daywith organ30.00
Timpani and Organ
Ballad and Dance(with flute)15.00
Theme and Variations20.00
Voluntary(timpani,organ and trumpet)25.00
Praise Ye The Lord22.00
In Dulci Jubilo20.00
Hymn of Joy15.00
Fantasia on St. Denio20.00
Timpani with other instruments
Canto(timpani and french horn)15.00
Canto(timpani and trombone)15.00
Three Bach Duets12.00