Marimba Etude A

1 part1 page01:2415 days ago41 views
1 of 4 mallet etudes I'm writing for my high school's percussion auditions. I'll post the remaining three as I write them. Feel free to use for whatever you'd like as well.

Elastic Heart by Sia | Indoor Percussion Arrangement [CUSTOM AUDIO]

17 parts10 pages01:5824 days ago283 views
Percussion(9), Organ, Piano(6), Keyboard
4/21 changed some stuff : bass feature, edited marimbas, edited beginning


something fun i decided to do to practice percussion writing, need criticism and help! :) might make it into a full show

Indoor Percussion - Time Curve Prelude

12 parts9 pages00:52a month ago76 views
Percussion(9), Piano, Guitar, Timpani
The start to an indoor show I've been working on. An arrangement of one William Duckworth's "Time Curve Preludes". Will ultimately need battery parts, but I don't really write those.
Beyond the Celestial Sea
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Beyond the Celestial Sea

21 parts43 pages07:24a month ago91 views
Percussion(20), Strings
(This piece is still a work in progress!!!)

"Beyond the Celestial Sea" is basically me turning my vibraphone solo, "Nocturnal Waves", into a percussion ensemble piece, but I renamed it because I feel like it tells a whole new story. "Beyond the Celestial Sea" is about a duo of travelers who take a journey out into the Celestial Sea. With the piece being split into two movements, the diurnal and the nocturnal, the travelers experience the ocean in two different ways. In the daytime, the ocean is more energetic; there are high waves, a bright Sun, and puffy white clouds in the sky. In the nighttime, a fog covers the water, but once the fog clears, the beautiful sight of the stars and moonlight refelcting against the waves of the sea leave the travelers starstruck (pun intended). In the end, however, they end up back where they started, even though they sailed in a straight line.
With this being my first full-blown percussion ensemble piece, there are BOUND to be mistakes and places that could sound better. As I work on perfecting this piece, if you have any feedback, I would greatly appreciate it; it will help me out greatly.

Band WIP [Concert?? Band]

25 parts8 pages04:342 months ago264 views
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet(3), Alto Saxophone(2), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet(2), French Horn(2), Trombone, Tuba, Percussion(10)
Concert(???) band work in progress (idk if this should be classified as concert band or not help).

Wow! This is pretty different from the usual stuff I post on here, isn't it? I mean, for starters, it's a work in progress, which I never usually post, and sweet Gsus, look at the instrument count!

I have never worked on any really big ensemble pieces like this before, so please be kind! As this is a work in progress and I'm pretty much ad-libbing things, I hoped that publishing what I have so far would be a good way to ask for advice from band peeps and other composers to see what they think of it so far. I'm also hoping it'll prove to be motivation to keep me writing this (since I accidentally forgot it existed for like a semester...whoops).

The current plan: Next comes a more minor-y section that I have vague ideas for, and I'm not too sure what will come after that, but I do have the ending of the piece fairly fleshed-out. Any other ideas would be much welcomed, though! (Name ideas would also be much welcomed.)

Note: As this is a WIP project, I'm not really worrying about formatting right now, so there are pretty much no rehearsal markings and stuff. Also, there are some empty staves (i.e. oboe and unpitched percussion rip). I will add all of that stuff in later. I'm also not worrying about going soundfonting at this point, but here's slightly better audio if you really want it:


This is just a work in progress at the moment, so please do not perform this song. Do not take, share, or post this audio or sheet music anywhere else.

Enjoy! :)

Public Release Date: 26 January 2019

© Sophia Goudes 2019

The Spirit of Radio

11 parts45 pages04:40a month ago137 views
Percussion(9), Piano, Strings
I am a massive fan of classic rock, and have recently started listening to Rush a lot. This song in particular struck me as one that I thought would be great for percussion, so I decided to write it out.

I don't own this song. All of the rights for this song belong to Rush, producer Terry Brown, and the Anthem label. I do not intend to infringe on anyone's copyrights with this arrangements.

This arrangement is not yet complete. Notes have just been put on the page. There will be changes and tweaks, although I don't forsee any major ones.

As always, if you have any comments or critiques, feel free to drop them down below. I welcome your feedback! Also, if you would like to play or use my arrangement, let me know with a message.


Most recent update: 2/24/2019
Custom audio


12 parts17 pages02:17a month ago75 views
Percussion(9), Timpani, Piano(2)
simple and clean as a front ensemble arrangement pls dont steal and pls dont sue im begging

Hornet's Nest - Cavaliers 2018 Front Ensemble Warm Up

11 parts6 pages01:152 months ago377 views
Percussion(8), Piano, Timpani, Bass
The Cavaliers 2018 Front Ensemble warm up. Transcribed by Johnathan Whitehorn.
Video -
All rights belong to The Cavaliers and respective affiliates!

For the full experience, make sure to change the audio source.
Leave tips in the comments!

if having trouble with pdf go here:

:) Enjoy!!


1 part1 page00:462 months ago166 views
Just play it at whatever tempo you want.

It probably works for rototoms, too. I don't know


9 parts36 pages03:313 months ago405 views
Piano(2), Strings, Percussion(6)
This is an arrangement of "1-800-273-8255" by Logic designed as a front ensemble warm up lot jam. This is a 4 mallet warm up for the Keyboards which includes double verticles, single alternating, perms, and double lateral strokes.

Prepare for Collision

19 parts52 pages05:492 years ago1,114 views
Percussion(18), Timpani
This score is being transformed, as I started adding new parts i decided that this will be a three movement song, Realization, Denial vs. Acceptance, and First Impact. The songs theme hasn't changed, it's based off the thoughts that run through your head right when you realize your going to crash, whether your falling out of the sky in a plane, of speeding down a highway with no brakes. The true panic.

Realization is when you first react to the inevitable, so many thoughts running through your head, not knowing what to do! But what can you do!? The rushes throw you back and forth to having a solution but that ultimately failing. Feel the rush and panic of the first movement.

Denial vs. Acceptance is a quick moment when you ask yourself is this really happening? Am I dreaming? This has to be a dream! But listen as you slowly let yourself drift back and forth from reality to what you feel this is. Feel the battle of emotions in the second movement

First Impact is the finale. your about to crash, you feel yourself tense to prevent as much pain as possible. You want it to end, end the suffering, end the overkill of emotions running throughout your body. The suspense is coursing through your nerves, your ready! You've Accepted It! JUST END IT!


Please Comment and enjoy! I'm almost finished with this after hitting a writers block. Also check my other songs to and be on the loom out for the next song! (Hint: Patience).

IMPORTANT SUGGESTION: This song is best listened to with the sound font General User GS v1.442.sf2, here's a link to download it, if anyone could tell me how to implement it onto the website so that you don't have to download it, please tell me!

Pachelbel's Canon in D♭

5 parts16 pages03:303 months ago235 views
Hehe :^)

Not finished! Still need to add in articulations and/or pedal markings for the vibe parts.

If they made vibraphones as big as marimbas, then this would be a vibe quartet. rip

Edit: Made a marimba part that has C clef. It's still a quartet; the grand staff part has the same notes as the C clef part

all i ask

18 parts1 page01:583 months ago71 views
Trumpet(3), French Horn(4), Tuba, Percussion(8), Piano(2)
my adele arrangement for a drum corps i guess

Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

12 parts20 pages03:224 months ago80 views
Percussion(9), Piano, Strings, Voice
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I've always loved this one, so I decided to arrange it.

All rights belong to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, writers Robert Kinkel, Paul O'Neill, and Jon Olivia, producer Paul O'Neill, and the record labels Lava Records and Atlantic Records. I do not intend to infringe on anyone's copyrights with this arrangement.

This is nowhere near done, but notes are on the page. I welcome your feedback, so please leave any comments or critiques you may have.

Thanks for listening and enjoy!

Most recent revision: 12/18/18

Legend of Zelda Medley for Front Ensemble (WIP)

18 parts47 pages05:198 months ago467 views
Percussion(15), Piano(2), Bass
I am open to Constructive Criticism. Anything helps :)

UPDATE 12/6/2018: Sorry about the wait. I've been swarmed with classes, tests, and studying. To serve as an apology, I made the drum-set part for what I have and I finished Mipha's theme. Thanks for waiting!

UPDATE: 12/7/2018: Changed the Single Staff Marimbas to Grand Staff marimbas, and moved notes to their proper positions.

Triplet Progression 2

1 part1 page00:246 months ago104 views
Bigger, better, and (b)informativer than the last one! Meant as a mallet warmup for a group. Use it to practice agility and unity.

Contains instructions for transposing to other keys, in case you want to play it in F# or something.

Stretch (front ensemble warmup)

1 part1 page00:405 months ago137 views
I typically don't include the minor scales when I'm warming up.

Also, I typically play this warmup proceeding around the circle of 4ths (C, F, B♭... D, G, C).

Defying Gravity
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Defying Gravity

11 parts34 pages05:545 months ago479 views
Percussion(9), Piano, Strings
Defying Gravity from "Wicked". I've always wanted to do this one, and I'm so glad I was able to get it done.

All rights belong to Stephen Schwartz (songwriter), performers Indina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, and the label Decca Broadway. I do not intend to infringe on any copyrights with this arrangement.

This is by no means done, but notes are down on the pages. Tweaks will be made here and there, so be sure to keep an eye out. As always, let me know if you have any comments or critiques. If you would like to play this or use it, please contact me. I welcome your feedback!

I hope you enjoy!

Most recent update: 4/1/2019