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us: Percussion music


  • This heading is used for musical compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for one percussionist playing two or more different percussion instruments other than drum set. Such compositions for drum set are entered under [Drum set music.]
  • Compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for an unspecified solo percussion instrument and collections of compositions for several different solo percussion instruments are entered under [Percussion instrument music.]
  • Compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for two or more percussionists, each playing one or more different percussion instruments, are entered under [Percussion ensembles.]
  • The word "percussion" may stand for any number of percussionists when used as a medium of performance in other headings, including when used as accompaniment, e.g. [Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with percussion; Concertos (Percussion); Octets (Trumpets (4), percussion); Percussion with orchestra; Songs with percussion.]

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    • This heading is used for musical compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for one percussionist playing two or more different percussion instruments other than drum set. Such compositions for drum set are entered under [Drum set music.]
    • Compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for an unspecified solo percussion instrument and collections of compositions for several different solo percussion instruments are entered under [Percussion instrument music.]
    • Compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for two or more percussionists, each playing one or more different percussion instruments, are entered under [Percussion ensembles.]
    • The word "percussion" may stand for any number of percussionists when used as a medium of performance in other headings, including when used as accompaniment, e.g. [Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with percussion; Concertos (Percussion); Octets (Trumpets (4), percussion); Percussion with orchestra; Songs with percussion.]
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    • Notes under [Nonets; Octets; Percussion ensembles; Percussion instrument music; Quartets; Quintets; Septets; Sextets; Trios]
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    • 2008-08-15: revised
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