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Purchasing this will give you download links to a soft copy PDF which you can print out - NOT a hard copy score.


Check out the video of me and Defying Gravity Percussion premiering this at Defying Gravity: Dream Garden:


The Power Of Unity: Zodiac Story has a solo 5.0 octave marimba part and 5 accompanying main ensemble parts, as well as 4 optional additional ensemble parts for an 'alternate ending' - this is explained in the video above and in the sheet music.


Instruments required:

  • Solo Marimba (Advanced): 5.0 octave marimba, trap table
  • Percussion 1 (Intermediate): 3.0 octave vibraphone, drum
  • Percussion 2 (Advanced): 5.0 octave marimba, drum
  • Percussion 3 (Intermediate): Small metal, glockenspiel, triangle
  • Percussion 4 (Intermediate): Crash cymbal, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, 2 x wood blocks
  • Percussion 5 (Advanced): 2 x taiko-style drums (one low, one high)


Optional ensemble parts (no limit on number of players):

  • Voice (Beginner): any register of human voice
  • Bass Marimba (Intermediate): min 4.3 octave marimba bass register
  • Bass Drum (Beginner): large concert bass drum
  • Tam-Tam (Beginner): large low pitched gong or tam-tam


The Power Of Unity: Zodiac Story was commissioned by Defying Gravity Percussion and its director Tim White OAM, premiering live at Defying Gravity's Dream Garden series of concerts in April and May 2024. I was asked to present four of my own works - a new multi-percussion solo TEN, a new massed marimba chorale Song From The Heart, my popular large ensemble work Beautiful World... Of Dreams And Wonder... and a new solo feature work, which is The Power Of Unity: Zodiac Story.


The Power Of Unity is a percussion sextet that uses programmatic-style to depict the ancient folk story of the origin of the Chinese zodiac calendar and its animals. Colloquially referred to as 'The Great Race', the story details a running race of animals hosted by the Jade Emperor to determine the order of the animals on the calendar.


You will receive one (1) PDF with the full score and all original plus optional parts of The Power Of Unity: Zodiac Story as a digital download. 


Studio VIPs / Studio ARTISTs: Discount code available at! Use that code in checkout to gain 25% off this score (Studio ARTISTs) or 50% off (Studio VIPs)!


Beautiful World... Of Dreams And Wonder... was premiered at IDENTITY, the first concert of Marimbafest 2023, by the Marimbafest 2023 Faculty and Staff Virtual Ensemble on Sunday 2nd July 2023.

The Power Of Unity: Zodiac Story, for solo marimba and percussion quintet

  • Solo marimba with percussion quintet (6 players) with optional expansion parts (unlimited)

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