||This book (approx. 500 pages) examines the challenges to percussion performance presented by the medium, techniques and repertoire in a changing environment. It analyses their inter-relationships and consequent changes as they affect performance; and aims to provide a resource for future analyses, compositions and performances. The study analyses the nature of the instruments, development of techniques and four specific works for percussion by Milhaud (Concerto pour batterie et petit orchestre), Sculthorpe (Sonata for viola and percussion), Bryce (Suite for percussion quintet) and Morgan (Loss for percussion quartet) in the context of their musical intent and draws conclusions on the challenges they present for performance. $30 for a CD.