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Emerson Wahl’s Repertoire List:

Mallet Repertoire (Marimba, Vibraphone, etc.)

•Tempo di Borea from Parita no. 1 in B Minor for Solo Violin (BWV 1002) by Johann Sebastian Bach

•Gigue from Parita no. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin (BWV 1004) by Johann Sebastian Bach

•Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin (BWV 1006) by Johann Sebastian Bach

•Duetto 1 in E Minor (BWV 802) by Johann Sebastian Bach

•First movement of Violin Concerto in A Minor (BWV 1041) by Johann Sebastian Bach

• No. 122, Chords Together and Opposed, No. 128, Peasant Dance, No. 134, Studies in Double Notes, No. 139, Merry Andrew, No. 135, Perpetual Motion, No. 153, Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm, No. 6 by Bela Bartok, arranged by Jonathan Palmquist and Emerson Wahl

•Reflections on the Nature of Water: Gently Swelling by Jacob Druckman

•Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison (arranged by John Magnussen)

•Darn That Dream by Jimmy Van Heusen (arranged by Emerson Wahl)

•Beast by Steven Mackey

•Restless by Rich O'Meara

•Quondam Reflections by Gordon Stout


Multiple Percussion Repertoire

•Ogre Ballet by Casey Cangelosi

•Tap Oratory by Casey Cangelosi

•The King of Denmark by Morton Feldman

•The French Suite by William Kraft

•Miniatures after poems by E.E. Cummings: oh... n(o)w roar all over and over again by Katharina Rosenberger

•Song I-IX by Stuart Saunders Smith

•Asanga by Kevin Volans

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra (Seattle, WA)

•Music For the Theatre by Aaron Copland (all percussion)

•Homenaje a Frederico García Lorca by Silvestre Revueltas (xylophone and tam tams)


New Music On The Point (Leicester, Vermont)

•But What About The Sound of Crumpling Paper by John Cage (colander with lake-water, paper rips)

•Metal and Breath by Christian Wolff (various metals, woods, and breath sounds)

•These Last Few Weeks (Have Been A Kick In The Stomach) by Kyle Lewis (metal container and pebbles)

•Ritual by Haotian Yu (bongos, sandpaper blocks, tam tam, woodblocks, guiro, vibraphone)

•Two Impressions on Lake Dunmore by Gu Wei (drum set, crotales, colander with water)


The Sound Ensemble (Seattle, WA)

•Songbirdsongs by John Luther Adams (log drums, bongos, tom toms, chimes, timpani, sizzle cymbal, antique cymbals)


Inverted Space Ensemble (Seattle, WA)

•For Frank O'Hara (timpani, glockenspiel, chimes, snare drum, antique cymbal, triangle, xylophone, tam tam, bass drum)

University of Washington Modern Music Ensemble (Principal)


•Workers Union by Louis Andriessen (Marimba, two brake drums, china cymbal, bass drum)

•dérive by Pierre Boulez (Vibraphone)

•Tracking Pierrot by Earle Brown (Percussion)

•Colores Congelados byMarcelo Delgado (Percussion 1: vibraphone, cowbells, triangle, tam tam)

•The Viola in My Life by Morton Feldman (Percussion)

•Radio Rewrite by Steve Reich (Vibraphone 1)

•Exercise 1, Microexercise 1 and 5 by Christian Wolff (Vibraphone, various percussion instruments)

•Cobra by John Zorn (Percussion)

University of Washington Percussion Ensemble


·     IV by Johanna Beyer (Percussion 5)

·     Amores by John Cage (chinese tom toms)

·     Double Music Percussion Quartet by John Cage and Lou Harrison (Percussion 1)

·     Continental Divide by Paul Lansky (glockenspiel)

·     Greeting Meditation by Pauline Oliveros (two ceramic bowls)

·     Drumming by Steve Reich (bongos)

·     In C by Terry Riley (glockenspiel)

·     Whatever Was Lost Never Thenceforth Mattered by Daniel Webbon (Percussion 4)


University of Washington Symphony Orchestra (Co-Principal Timpanist and Principal Percussionist)


·     Overture to Les francs-juges by Hector Berlioz (timpani)

·     Fanfare For the Common Man by Aaron Copland (tam tam)

·     Cuban Overture by George Gershwin (timpani)

·     Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg (timpani)

·     Flute Concerto by Jacques Ibert (timpani)

·     Les Offrandes Oubliées by Olivier Messiaen (timpani)

·     La Valse by Maurice Ravel (timpani)

·     Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius (timpani)

·     Messa De Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi (bass drum)

University of Washington Wind Ensemble (Principal)


·     Mambo by Baron Cimitere (brake drum, cowbell, triangle, bass drum, flexatone, claves, congas, bongos, suspended cymbals, tam tam)

·     Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger (side drum)

·     Divertimento for Brass and Percussion by Karel Husa (side drum)

·     Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra by Leo Smit (timpani)

·     Circus Polka by Igor Stravinsky (bass drum)

·     Little Threepenny Music Kurt Weill (drum kit)

·     Variations for Wind Band by Ralph Vaughan Williams (timpani)


California State University Northridge Wind Ensemble


·     Three Dance Episodes from On The Town by Leonard Bernstein (bass drum)

·     Chaos Theory by James Bonney (bass drum)

·      Radiant Joy by Steven Bryant (glockenspiel)

·     Sursum Corda by Edward Elgar (snare drum)

·     Blithe Bells by Percy Grainger (glockenspiel)

·      Variations on America by Charles Ives (castanets)

·     Symphony No. 3 by Boris Kozhevnikov (crash cymbals)

·      Famishius Fantasticus by Michael Markowski (crash cymbals)

·      Orient et Occident by Camille Saint Saens (crash cymbals)

·     The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Phillip Sousa (snare drum)

·     Allerseelen by Richard Strauss (snare drum)

·     Circus Polka by Stravinsky (crash cymbals)

·     Festmarsch by Wilhelm Weiprecht (snare drum)

West Coast Symphony


·      Festival Overture by Buck (bass drum)

·      España by Emmanuel Chabrier (bass drum)

·      For a Beautiful Land by Coleman (snare drum and cymbals)

·      Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland (bass drum)

·      You’re a Grand Old Flag by Cohan (glockenspiel)

·      Movement III. of the movie Lincoln by John Williams (xylophone and glockenspiel)

·      Music from "Up" by Michael Giacchino (marimba, glockenspiel, chimes, vibraphone, tom-toms)

·      American Salute by Gould (bass drum, bells, and chimes)

·      Irish National Anthem by Heeney (snare drum)

·      Star Spangled Banner arr. Kirkpatrick (bass drum)

·      Armed Forces Salute by Lowden (chimes and glockenspiel)

·     Out of My Dreams from "Oklahoma" by Richard Rogers; arr. Nelson Riddle (drum set)

·     People Say We're In Love from "Oklahoma" by Richard Rogers; arr. Nelson Riddle (drum set)

·      William Tell Overture by Gioacchino Rossini (bass drum)

·      Star Spangled Banner arr. Smith (bass drum and triangle)

·      Stars and Stripes Forever by Sousa (cymbals)

·      Semper Fidelis by Sousa (snare drum)

·      Cappricio Italian by Pyotr Illyrich Tchaikovsky (glockenspiel)


California State University Northridge Symphony Orchestra (Principal in 2016)


•Candide Overture by Leonard Bernstein (crash cymbals)

•West Side Story Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein (bongos, congas, finger cymbals, maracas, snare drum, suspended cymbal, tenor drum, woodblock)

•Carmen by George Bizet (crash cymbals)

•Concerto for Two Guitars by Castelnuovo-Tedesco (snare drum)

•Open Me First by John Clayton (snare drum)

•Metro Madness by John Clayton (bass drum)

•N.P.S. by John Clayton (anvil, claves, snare drum, triangle)

•Clarinet Concerto by Dello Joio (snare drum, crash cymbals and suspended cymbal)

•The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas (crash cymbals)

•Pomp and Circumstance by Elgar, arr. Peter Schickele (crash cymbals)

•Cuban Overture by George Gershwin (bongos)

•Danzas Espanolas by Enrique Granados (castanets)

•Alta by Tonia Ko (chimes, crotales, concert toms, suspended cymbal)

•Scenes Picturesque by Jules Massanet (triangle)

•Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky/Ravel (crash cymbals)

•Dance of the Hours by Ponchielli (bass drum)

•Concerto for Trombone by Jim Pugh (bass drum, glockenspiel, marimba, slap-stick)

•Pines of Rome by Resphigi (tamburo basco, tam tam)

•Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi (triangle)

•Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov (triangle)

•Carnival of the Animals, Final movement by Saint-Saens (triangle, snare drum, ratchet, slapstick)

•Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr. (bass drum, chimes, glockenspiel, sistrum and triangle)

•The Firebird Suite by Stravinsky (triangle)

•The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky (tambourine, bass drum, vibraphone, glockenspiel)

•La Forza Del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi (bass drum)

•Fractal Miniatures by Zare (crotales, chimes, triangle, flexatone, tam-tam, bass drum)


California State University Northridge Percussion Ensemble



•Rainbows by Alice Gomez (Marimba)

•October Mountain by Alan Hovanhess (Marimba)

•Ancient Voices-Distant Storms by Michael Varner (chimes)


•Samba Classico by Anthony Cirone (timpani)

•Sambaco by Giovanni Della Monica (tom toms)

•Teenager by Deftones, arr. Emerson Wahl (drum set)

•Guilty Cubicles by Broken Social Scene, arr. Emerson Wahl (conductor)


•Waking Dreams by Michael Burritt (clave, crotales, djembe, egg shaker, floor tom, rain stick, ribbon crasher, sleigh bells)

•Highlife by Phil Faini (xylophone)

•O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen; arr. Chris Truitt (marimba)

•Rondo in D by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; arr. William J. Schinstine (lead marimba)

•5 Short Pieces by Donald Miller (marimba, glockenspiel, bongos)

•Two Ritmicas by Amadeo Roldan (marimbula)

•The Percussive Rondo by William Schmidt (guiro, tambourine, timbales)

•Intermezzo from The Nose by Shostakovich (tam-tam)

•Fixations by Larry Snider (timpani)


Los Angeles Pierce Symphonic Winds


•A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson (snare drum)

•Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach (snare drum)

•Fantasy Variations On a Theme by Niccolo Paganini; arr. James Barnes (xylophone, orchestra bells, vibraphone, chimes)

•White Christmas by Irving Berlin; arr. John Edmondson (timpani)

•Suite from West Side Story for Alto Saxophone Solo & Concert Band by Leonard Bernstein; arr. Michael Davis (vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone)

•Early Spring in the Mountain Village by Fei Chiao; arr. Charles Fernandez (snare drum)

•The Little Drummer Boy by Katherine K. Davis; arr. Ty Watson (snare drum)

•Persepolis Bazaar by Charles Fernandez (congas)

•The Crown of India Suite by Edward Elgar (tam tam)

•Pomp and Circumstance by Sir Edward Elgar; arr. Steve Caron (tambourine)

•Santa Fe Saga by Morton Gould (tambourine and whip)

•Second Suite for Military Band in F Major by Gustav Holst (bass drum)

•A Merry Sing-Along arr. Bob Joles (bells, xylophone, maracas)

•Hanukkah Joy for chorus and concert band by Michael Kibbe (suspended cymbal, toms)

•A Gershwin Fantasy arr. Ralph Martino (drum set)

•Trittico by Vaclav Nelhybel (tambourine and whip)

•Rocky Point Holiday by Ron Nelson (vibraphone and xylophone)

•East West Fanfare by Stephen Piazza (chimes and crash cymbals)

•El Camino Real (A Latin Fantasy) by Alfred Reed (snare drum)

•Festive Overture by Dimitri Shostakovich; arr. Hunsberger (snare drum)

•Hands Across the Sea by John Philip Sousa (cymbals)

•Pathfinder of Panama by John Philip Sousa (glockenspiel)

•San Antonio Dances by Frank Ticheli (bass drum)

•Jasmine Flower; Traditional Chinese Folksong; arr. John Herberman (timpani)

•“The Ride of the Valkyries” from R. Wagner’s Music Drama: “Die Walkure” by Richard Wagner; arr. L.P. Laurendeau (snare drum)

•Erhu Suite by Nathan Wang (xylophone & glockenspiel)

•Ghost Train by Eric Whitacre (mallet percussion)

•Mannin Veen by Haydn Wood: (snare drum)

•Star Wars Suite by John Williams; arr. by Donald Hunsberger (timpani)


San Fernando Valley Symphony


•Scheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov in 2010 (triangle)


Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra


•1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky (bass drum)

•Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens (castanets)

•Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss Jr. (snare drum)

•Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky (glockenspiel)