Program Notes

In March 2021, my good friend Patrick Overturf asked me to write a piece for percussion quartet. When we talked about what kind of piece he wanted, he told me that he sees a serious need in the percussion ensemble repertoire for short-ish quartets that are neither unnecessarily difficult or incredibly easy. When I got to thinking about what that meant, I settled on the idea of a good flash mob: something exciting and accessible that will grab and hold the audience’s attention. Flash Mob is written for intermediate to advanced players and should give both drummers and mallet players something to sink their teeth into.

The recording on this website is a midi file. Please contact me to inquire about sheet music.

Flash Mob - Robert Clayson