But We Have X Instead of Y (2016-2017)

for Percussion Quartet

Composed November 2016 - February 2017


6 Minutes


Premiered May 3, 2017 by the Richland Percussion Group

Roland Garza (Leader), Christian Barrera, Destin Ramos, Corey Gamble

Subsequent performances:

University of North Florida Percussion Ensemble; Dr. Andrea Venet, director - October 23, 2020

Midwestern State University Percussion Ensemble; Corey Robinson, director - April 13, 2021

Rutgers University Percussion Ensemble; Joseph Tompkins, director - April 18, 2021


This piece is a response to Del Cook's (fellow composer and percussionist) percussion work "We need B not A". Vast influences for this piece include the music of DCI, African drumming, Steve Reich, Maurice Ravel, Lane Harder and Igor Stravinsky.

For score and part sales:
NYC Music Services