The percussion family is larger and more varied than any of the other instrument families. Here is just a taste of the woods, metals, and skins that are found in the percussion world.

Snare drum

Anthony Cirone, Etude No. 7, performed by Matthew Bauer



Berlin Philharmonic, “The War of the Drummers”

Elliott Carter, Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, 8. March (1950), performed by Brad Meyer




Marimba and Steel Drum

Andy Akiho, Karakurenai (2007), performed by Ian Rosenblum (marimba), Andy Akiho (steel drum)