Composer

joshcomposerJosh Gottry has been creating innovative, pedagogical, and engaging new compositions and arrangements for more than two decades. In that time, he has been selected for numerous ASCAP Plus awards, created over 100 published works, and his compositions been performed at the Midwest Clinic, Music for All National Festival, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and on many college and university, high school, and middle school campuses.

...intelligent scoring and attention to detail... - Jason Baker

...seasoned percussion educator that focuses on exposing students to quality music... - Joshua D. Smith

...fantastic job scoring clever harmonic lines in the keyboards in addition to providing extra rhythmic support... - Ben Coleman

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Socially-Distanced Percussion Ensembles

A listing of titles from my catalog that I believe to be suitable for "record from home virtual ensembles" or small enough and without shared instruments such that it can be rehearsed socially-distanced in a relatively small space.

Socially-Distanced Percussion Ensembles

Recently Released

ALL HANDS ON DECK
a collection of hand drum ensembles

BUMP IN THE NIGHT
for percussion ensemble

CHRISTMAS THREE
a collection for keyboard percussion trio

ELDORADO
for bass voice and percussion duo

OIL & WATER
for clarinet and percussion duo

PADS IN ISOLATION
for practice pad quartet

plusFIVE
for solo marimba with percussion quintet

ROPES COURSE
for clarinet solo

ROUNDABOUT
for percussion trio

SOME PEOPLE'S KIDS
for percussion ensemble

TIGHT QUARTERS
for four players on one xylophone

TO SEE
for bass voice and vibraphone duo

TWO STEPS FORWARD
a method for the beginning keyboard percussionist

XEROSIS
for friction percussion trio

ZEUG
for percussion quartet

In Process...

Bubblegum for percussion ensemble
coming soon from C. Alan Publications
a Motown-styled pop-rock tune for percussion ensemble with optional bass guitar

Deck Park Tunnel for percussion ensemble
coming soon from C. Alan Publications
a balanced percussion octet with groove-based ostinatos and melodic lines that weave between various meters

Kleptomania for marimba and cajon duet
a rhythmically engaging dialog between solo marimba and cajon based on a blues scale

Level Playing Field for vibraphone trio
an entrancing work for three vibraphones celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the instrument

Open Spaces for solo marimba
coming soon from C. Alan Publications
a musical exploration of three distinct perspectives on open space

Pauken Pairings for two timpani
coming soon from C. Alan Publications
a collection of six works for two timpani, including orchestral excerpts and featuring play along or duet performance options

Prime Numbers for marimba sextet
currently available to commissioning partners only
coming soon from C. Alan Publications
a uniquely contrived work for three players on each side of a 5.0-octave marimba employing a variety of prime number musical applications

Quintic for percussion quintet
coming soon from C. Alan Publications
percussion ensemble work applying the number five to harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and metric components
winner of the 2020 Left Edge Percussion Composition Contests; scheduled for premiere by Left Edge Percussion in Spring 2020

Thanks for Listening for vibraphone and marimba duet
a simple and tuneful duet for keyboard percussion

There, Their, They're for percussion quartet
scheduled for delivery to commission partners in June 2020; scheduled for premiere at PASIC 2020
a three movement work for advanced non-pitched percussion quartet with limited instrumentation

Two Dances (of sorts) for saxophone and percussion duet
coming soon from Gottry Publications
advanced two movement work for soprano/alto saxophone plus small non-pitched multiple percussion set-up
commissioned by Jason Laczkoski and Nicholaus Meyers

Unintended Consequence for percussion ensemble
coming soon from C. Alan Publications
advanced work for large percussion ensemble exploring multiple tangents, or “consequences,” derived from an ambiguous but aggressive opening

Yet Do I Fear for soprano recorder and percussion duet
coming soon from Gottry Publications
a playful mix of minimalism and Renaissance dance music for recorder, marimba, and pandeiro

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