Other versions: CD version

Drumming is a work for 8 small tuned drums, 3 marimbas, 3 glockenspiels, piccolo, soprano and alto (here performed by male and female voices), and whistling, with all instruments and voices amplified.

  • Part 1: 4 pairs of tuned bongo drums
  • Part 2: 3 marimbas with 9 players, soprano, alto
  • Part 3: 3 glockenspiels with 4 players, 1 piccolo
  • Part 4: Complete ensemble

Side a: tracks 1 and 2
Side b: tracks 3-5

SubOptimal Credits

  • All ARs for Tuned Percussion ought to be for a tuned small bongo drum.
  • Steve Reich's other vocal AR on Part III is for whistling.
  • All other vocal ARs are for vocal percussion, voices emulating percussion sounds.
  • The LP version has Library of Congress card catalog number 72-750125.
  • Matrix number: 46T2/14-16.2; T2-14 46-17.2
  • This is a black 12" 33 1/3 RPM record
Annotation last modified on 2012-06-15 22:59 UTC.


12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Part I
A2 Part II (Beginning)
B1 Part II (Conclusion)
B2 Part III
B3 Part IV


12" Vinyl 1

Gary Burke (track B3)
Steve Chambers (track B2)
Ben Harms (track B3)
Art Murphy (track B2)
James Preiss (tracks B2–B3)
tuned percussion:
Steve Chambers (tracks A1, B3)
Art Murphy (tracks A1, B3)
James Preiss (track A1)
Steve Reich (tracks A1, B3)
Steve Chambers (tracks A2–B1)
Jon Gibson (flautist, saxophonist, composer) (tracks A2–B1)
Ben Harms (tracks A2–B1)
Russell Hartenberger (tracks A2–B1, B3)
Frank Maefsky (tracks A2–B1, B3)
Art Murphy (tracks A2–B1)
James Ogden (tracks A2–B1, B3)
James Preiss (tracks A2–B1)
Steve Reich (tracks A2–B1)
Jon Gibson (flautist, saxophonist, composer) (tracks B2–B3)
Steve Reich (1970 – 1971) (tracks A1–B3)
Paul Goodman (engineer) (tracks A1–B3)
Steve Reich (tracks A1–B3)
Judith Sherman (tracks A1–B3)
Paul Zinman (engineer) (tracks A1–B3)
other vocals:
Steve Reich (tracks A1, B2)
Jay Clayton (tracks A2–B1, B3)
Joan LaBarbara (tracks A2–B1, B3)
Judy Sherman (tracks A2–B1, B3)
Steve Reich and Musicians (tracks A1–B3)
Steve Reich (tracks A1–B3)
Judith Sherman (tracks A1–B3)
part of:
Drumming (tracks A1–B3)
partial recording of:
Drumming, Part II (tracks A2–B1)
recording of:
Drumming, Part I (track A1)
Drumming, Part III (track B2)
Drumming, Part IV (track B3)

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