Adaptable Quartets for Percussion
21 Quartets for Any Wind & Percussion Instruments
Matthew R. Putnam, Robert Clayson, Tyler Arcari
Grade 1.5 to 3
Adaptable Quartets contains 21 newly-composed or arranged trios that can be flexibly used with any combination of wind and percussion instruments, making them an invaluable resource in the modern band room! Written at an accessible 1.5-3 grade level, Adaptable Quartets follow the popular Adaptable Duets & Trios books by the same composers. Tyler Arcari, Matthew R. Putnam and Percussionist Robert Clayson bring with them a wealth of educational experience as music educators to craft trios that are fun to play and musically stimulating. Adaptable Quartets are sure to become an instant favorite.
Table of Contents
Abide with Me (Monk)
Agincourt Carol (English Folk Song)
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Be Thou My Vision (Trad. Irish)
Chorale – Jupiter (Holst)
Country Gardens (Trad. Morris Dance)
Curse of Tortuga (Arcari)
Dawn of the Century – March (Paull)
Fortune Favors the Bold (Putnam)
Gesù Bambino (Yon)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (Spiritual)
Greensleeves (Trad. English Folk Song)
Home on the Range (Kelly)
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg)
Les Toréadors – Carmen (Bizet)
Scimitar! (Matthew R. Putnam)
Sea Shanty (19th Century Sea Shanty)
Song Without Words – Second Suite in F (Holst)
The Emperor Waltz (Strauss II)
When Johnny Comes Marching Home (American Folk Song)
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × .25 in|
About Tyler Arcari
Tyler Arcari (b. 1989) is a composer, clinician and teacher whose music is played throughout the United States and abroad. He received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in music education from Troy University where he studied with composer Ralph Ford and Dr. Mark J. Walker. As a teacher, Tyler has taught at both the middle school and high school levels. As a high school director, Mr. Arcari’s bands consistently received superior ratings at contests and festivals. As a composer, Tyler draws on his experience as an educator to craft music that is both sophisticated and geared towards student performance.
His music can currently be found published through Carl Fischer Music and Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC. His original works have been featured on Bandword Magazine’s Top 100, All-State programs as well as numerous state contest lists. As an arranger, Tyler has worked with many high school, university, and community groups. Most recently he has collaborated with the Pensacola Civic Band with commissioned works for Carl Hilding “Doc Severinsen” and vocalist Holly Shelton.
Currently, Tyler serves as the Instrumental Music Editor and exclusive composer with Excelcia Music Publishing; a publishing company based in Lakeland, Florida created by composer Larry Clark. In his spare time Tyler enjoys playing fantasy-world video games and building his own computers. He is an avid animal lover and lives in Lakeland with his 2 rabbits, Maximus and Marshmellow as well as a peach cat named Otis and an old Dog named Walter.
About Matthew Putnam
Matthew Putnam is a North Carolina native who is a band and choral director, composer, arranger, and educator. He received his B.A. in Music Education from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. For twenty seven years he has taught music in the North Carolina public school system. He also holds professional membership in both ASCAP and NAfME. Currently, he not only is the director of bands at Polk County Middle School in Mill Spring, North Carolina, but also, he is the director of music at Bethany Baptist Church in Forest City, North Carolina. Matt was selected as the Polk County Middle School “Teacher Of The Year” for the 2018-2019 school year. Over the course of his career, he has written hundreds of custom arrangements and compositions for middle school, high school, and college bands across the country. Matt is also an active drill designer for marching bands. He is deeply devoted to music, his students, his community, and his family.
About Robert Clayson
Robert Clayson currently serves as an adjunct instructor for the Troy University School of Music. His duties at Troy University include teaching private lessons and providing instruction for the “Sound of the South” Marching Percussion Section. Mr. Clayson earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Troy University in 2015 and his Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from Indiana University in 2017.
As a performer, Mr. Clayson is an active member of several regional orchestras across the Southeastern United States, including the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, Mr. Clayson performed with the Troy University Percussion Ensemble at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention as a member of the winning ensemble in the International Percussion Ensemble Competition. He received first place in the Percussive Arts Society Marching Festival Individual Collegiate Keyboard Competition in 2013 and also received first place in the 2017 Indiana Day of Percussion Collegiate Solo Marimba Competition. In addition to these honors, he was selected as a semi-finalist in the Great Plains International Marimba Competition in 2014 and 2017. Mr. Clayson is an Innovative Percussion Artist and is a member of the Blackswamp Percussion Educator Network.