Below are some samples of compositions/arrangements by David Mitchell. See contact info to check commission availability.
Planes of Existence
A program work for percussion septet that evokes images of parallel universes, or alternate dimensions. The piece climaxes as the hauntingly-romantic primary theme collides with the middle-eastern style of the secondary theme.
A large percussion ensemble (10 players) arrangement of the piece by Spyro Gyra. This arrangement was made as a tribute to Dave Samuels and includes a complete transcription of his solo.
The title, Apotheosis, refers to the development toward the climax near the end of the piece. In Greek mythology, the term “Apotheosis” is used describe the ascent to divine status.
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini , “Var. XVIII”
Arrangement of the classic Rachmaninoff variation for vibraphone and three marimbas.
5 Preludes for Percussion Quartet
This collection of short pieces is written in varying styles. Any number of these may be performed to create various moods during a concert. Slower preludes should not be performed consecutively.
A large percussion ensemble (11-13 players) arrangement of a piece by the multicultural band Bustan Abraham.
Duet for marimba and drum set was inspired by the repetitive chromatic music often heard during Looney Tunes factory scenes