Multum in Parvis (by Raymond Helble)
Multum in Parvis differs from Helble's other percussion orchestra works in that most of the material is introduced and developed by membranophones rather than keyboards. The title is a variation of the typically seen expression Multum in parvo (Much from a little.) Parvis is the plural, indicating that the composer knit the piece together from many small scraps of motifs. The result is a wonderful mosaic of contrapuntal drumming that can be done by a strong high school ensemble.