Composer Spotlight

Dr. Nathan Daughtrey’s compositions are “fresh, beautifully scored journeys through dramatic textures” that feature “powerful tensions, velvety textures, lamenting colors and driving vigor.” With over fifty publications for concert band, percussion ensemble, chamber ensembles, and soloists as well as an ever-growing number of commissions, his works have been performed at national and international conferences.

His new work for percussion ensemble, The Cry, emulates the passionate melismatic singing and sparse guitar playing found in flamenco music. The virtuosic singing is scored throughout the ensemble in long flourishes that are full of twists and turns. The antiphonal castanet players help bring in the flamenco elements to the piece, as well as the sounds of flamenco dancers tapping, stomping and clapping in rhythm. 

Upcoming Performances

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OUPP Holiday Hours (Christmas Edition)

We will be closing our offices on Monday, December 19th through Monday January 16th due to our staff leaving for holiday vacation. We will resume business on Tuesday, January 17th. Any order that is placed between December 19th and January 16th will be processed on January 17th. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday and we will see you next year!

OUPP Holiday Hours

The OU Percussion Press will be closed November 24th-27th. We will resume business on Monday, November 28th.

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Any order placed between 11/09 and 11/13 will not be processed until 11/14 due to PASIC. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

OUPP Archives

The OU Percussion Press will be adding important documents to the online archives that pertain to pieces in our catalog. In celebration of the 20th annivesary of Crown of Thorns we have uploaded Maslanka's original manuscript as well as correspondence pertaining to his thoughts on the piece. It is our hope that this database will prove to be a valuable research tool for the percussion community. If you have any thoughts on this project feel free to contact us.

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