Minimal music composers. Modern composers. Percussionists.

Get a $5.00 Music Credit and download a free album for your iPod® or any MP3 player!

Minimal music is a composition style that became popular around 1980. Its main characteristic is the use of short musical ideas that are repeated very often, and then slightly changed during the composition.


It is sometimes hard to tell when to call a composer modern, as opposed to Romantic. In general you can say that the Moder Eara in music started around the year 1900. However, many composers continued to write pieces in a romantic fashion long after that.


Composers who also play percussion instruments and as such performed their own or other composer's compositions.


Group members


© 1995–2014 Jos Smeets — Quixote; Last update: Wed Apr 16 15:17:38 2014.
composer poster ad

Composer news → rss

Submit news

Upcoming concerts →

Thu 17 Apr: L’Alma Chamber Orchestra en concert, le jeudi 17 avril à la Salle Pleyel 252 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Wed 23 Apr: Trois Miniatures Pour quatuor à cordes, Premiere and workshop by the Arditti Quartet Milton court concert hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
Thu 24 Apr: Von Hollywood nach Pankow - Hanns Eisler und die Frauen Arnold Schönberg Center Schwarzenbergplatz 6 1030 Wien
Sun 27 Apr: Godelieve Shrama + Wouter Snoei Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Amsterdam
Sat 3 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” Church of the Holy Apostles New York
Submit concert

Today → (16 Apr) rss

Birthdays:
Dying days:
Events:
(1735) Georg Friedrich [George Frideric] Händel: Premiere of Alcina, in London, England.
(1849) Giacomo Meyerbeer: Premiere of Le Prophète, in Paris, France.
(1928) Joseph Matthias Hauer: Premiere of Wandlungen, in Baden-Baden, Germany.
(1962) Krzysztof Penderecki: Premiere of Polymorphia, in Hamburg, Germany.
(1989) Wolfgang Rihm: Premiere of Medea-Spiel, in Salzburg, Austria.

Tomorrow → rss

Latest changes → rss

Mitch Leigh (17 Mar)
Jean Wiener (11 Mar)
John Carbon (4 Mar)
Pawlu Grech (3 Mar)
Luigi Nono (27 Feb)

Best visited →

Find sheet music:

(At least 4 characters; more than 1 word allowed.)

Sheet music suggestions

[details ←] Cello Music: The Ultimate Collection, Part II (Version 2.0) , cello,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - Fourth Grade - Book/CD Pack , piano,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - Fifth Grade , piano,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - Fourth Grade , piano,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - Fifth Grade - Book/CD Pack , piano,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - Third Grade - Book/CD Pack , piano,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - Second Grade - Book/CD Pack , piano,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - First Grade - Book/CD Pack , piano,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - Third Grade , piano,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - Second Grade , piano,
[details ←] Popular Piano Solos - First Grade , piano,
[details ←] The Lord’s Prayer , organ,
Classical Sheet Music and MP3 accompaniment: download instantly at Virtual Sheet Music®