Udow, Michael

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Born: March 10, 1949

Country: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

Studies: University of Illinois (B.M.1971, M.M.1975, D.M.A.1979)

Teachers: Herbert Brün, T. Fredrickson, E. London

Works for Percussion

A Bird Whispered, ""Your Children Are Dying""Percussion Quintet
Acoustic Composition No. 1 (Solo)Multiple Percussion; Tape
Acoustic Composition No. 1 (Ensemble)Percussion Duo; Tape
Acoustic Study No. 1 – Multiple Percussion
African Welcome PiecePercussion (12)
As the Wind ColorsPercussion Quartet
Barn Burner – Multiple Percussion; Trombone; Piano
Bog Music (Solo) – Multiple Percussion; Percussion Ensemble
Bog Music (Ensemble) – Percussion Quartet
Concerto for Percussion with String Quartet – Multiple Percussion; Strings
Coyote DreamsPercussion Trio; Marimba
Cycle, Retrace, Progress, Be StillVibraphone; Dance
Dance for J.P.C. – Percussion Quartet
Dinosaur Dance (Solo)Timpani
Dinosaur Dance (Ensemble) – Percussion Quartet; Timpani
Dreams from A Bayou - Long Ago but not Forgotten - – Vibraphone; Flute
Duet (Udow) – Multiple Percussion; Dance
Flashback – Percussion Quartet
Flashback with MIDI – Percussion Quintet; Tape
Four Movements (Udow) – Percussion Quartet
Fracture – Multiple Percussion
Illusion I – Solo Percussion - Claves; Conductors (5)
Inside - Out with a Secret P.S.Snare Drum
Lightning II – Percussion Trio; Oboe; Saxophone
Limits – Percussion Trio
Music for Cross-Cultures, No. 1 – Percussion (12)
Reality I – Percussion Quintet
Remembrance (Udow) – Multiple Percussion; Wind Ensemble
Sandsteps I – Percussion Duo
Shadow Songs I – Percussion (12)
Shadow Songs IV (Sextet)Percussion Sextet
Shadow Songs IV (Ensemble) – Percussion Ensemble; Marimba
Suite for Jazz Drums and 4 Handclappers – Drum Set
Tennei-Ji – Marimba
The Contemporary Percussionist – Multiple Percussion
The Enchanted Land – Percussion Duo; Oboe
The Shattered Mirror
Thoughts from Almost Near Somewhere – Percussion Sextet
Threnody – Multiple Percussion; Tape
Timbrack Quartet – Percussion Quartet
Token City – Multiple Percussion; Video
Two Transparent Structures for Percussion Quintet (Ensemble) – Percussion Ensemble; Marimba
Two Transparent Structures for Percussion Quintet (Quintet) – Percussion Quintet
UnderstandingPercussion Octet; Tape
Vistas – Multiple Percussion; Bass Clarinet
Zig-Zag – Percussion Duo

Books for Percussion

Udow, Michael. Percussion Pedagogy. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Udow, Michael and Watts, Chris. The Contemporary Percussionist. Meredith Music Publications, 1986.