Strauss: Don Juan
Mahler: 5. Symphonie
Debussy: La Mer
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Bartok: Music for Strings, Perussion and Celeste
Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Kodaly: Hary Janos
W.Schuman: 3. Symphonie
Strawinsky: Feuervogel + Les Noces
Shostakovitch: Polka from "Golden Age"
Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques
Bernstein: Symphonic Danses "West Side Story"
Principal Percussionist of the San Francisco Symphony, Chairman of Percussion Studies at the San Francisco Conservatory and faculty member at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, Jack Van Geem has provided a comprehensive performance analysis of keyboard percussion parts for the major symphonic repertoire. His easy-to-understand explanations are based on countless performances under many of the world's finest conductors. Includes parts for practice and performance.
"Jack Van Geem is one of the most accomplished, complete musicians I have had the pleasure and honor to know. I can think of no one whose insights on this material would be more illuminating or valuable. Thank you, Jack, for this incredible gift!"
Berklee College of Music
Artistic Director, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Inc