There is an Aristotelian notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is a concept known as emergence. In his quintet Amidst, John Ling has taken this concept to heart,...
You can finally experience the magic of Bizet's masterpiece Carmen with a marimba quartet in this wonderful collection arranged by Ritsuko Nasu! Pure magic!
The second in a series of marimba quartets, Digital Dances No. 2 is heavily influenced by electronic dance music and video game music. The piece combines a constant driving pulse with unexpected...
The iconic ragtime piece by Scott Joplin is arranged here for mallet quartet by Edward Freytag.
Fluidity layers various syncopated and non-syncopated patterns together to produce an undulating effect that creates an interesting and meditative atmosphere.
Quartet No. 1 in F for marimba quartet was composed in the spirit of the great string quartets of Beethoven and Schubert. It relies heavily on the tonal and formal structures of the period. The...
Any combination and any number of instruments can play together in harmony. Woodwinds, brass, strings, and mallet percussion can have fun playing in like-instrument or mixed-instrument ensembles....
Radioactive Octopus was inspired by the earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster that occurred in Japan in March of 2011. Each player represents two of the tentacles of the octopus, and a visual...
Seeing the World was written to be an accessible yet musically rich intermediate-level marimba quartet. Four players share two 4.3 octave marimbas, allowing the piece to be performed by those with...
A Simple Prelude is a short work written for the wedding ceremony of friends of the composr, to whom the piece is dedicated. This prelude exists as both a marimba and clarinet quartet.
TetraCurrent is a grooving intermediate marimba quartet featuring syncopated accompanimental tone clusters and memorable melodies.
Here is a delightful arrangement for mallet quartet. Featuring a theme-and-variations form, the simple nursery rhyme melody moves through a series of progressively challenging rhythmic patterns,...
Woodwork is written for four marimba players on two instruments plus solo cajon. It is a pseudo-minimalist work that explores a variety of ostinato figures woven between the five wooden instrument...
Yurikago is a Japanese folk song by composer Shinsaku Kusakawa. In her description of the piece, arranger Rika Fujii states that it is a song her mother used to sing to her as a...
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