Dr. Michael Varner, Percussionist
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Recital program chosen from the following works:

susvar excerpt
Michi Keiko Abe  
Ancient Vase Keiko Abe
Dream of the Cherry Blossoms Keiko Abe
Suite #2 in D (Cello) J.S.Bach
Chorale: O Haupt Voll Blut Und Wunden J.S.Bach
West Side Impressions John R. Beck
Four Movements for Marimba Michael Burritt
Raga #1 for Timpani William Cahn 
Strike! for Marimba Dr. George Chave
Reflections on the nature of water Jacob Druckman
Northern Lights Eric Ewazen
Edge (courrugated box) for percussion and tape Bruce Hamilton
Cold Pressed (Multiple Percussion) Dave Hollinden
Thirteen Drums Maki Ishii
Lo Ben Doma (African Gyil marimba) Kakraba Lobi/Valerie Naranjo
Variations on Lost Love David Maslanka
Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble David Maslanka
Arcadia II for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble David Maslanka
Layerings for MIDI and Solo Vibraphone Michael Matthews
Time for Marimba Minoru Miki
Torse III for Marimba Akira Miyoshi
Etudes for Marimba C.O. Musser
Susvar (commissioned by Dr. Varner for Solo Marimba) Richard Nye
Brasiliana for Marimba and wood Ney Rosauro
Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra Ney Rosauro
Four Rotations Eric Sammut
Ghanaia for Marimba Matthias Schmitt
Therapy for Solo Percussion John Serry
Two Mexican Dances Gordon Stout
Merlin Andrew Thomas
African Djembe drum solo Traditional
Mid-eastern Bendair Solo Traditional
Bamboo Dragon for Multiple Percussion Michael Varner
Snare drum suite: "past present and  future" Michael Varner
Celestial Elements for Snare drum and Percussion Ensemble Michael Varner
Rebonds Iannis Xenakis
Tales from the Center of the Earth for Percussion soloist and Wind Ensemble Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
Les Violons Morts Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic