Nalu is a marimba quartet written for four players on two marimbas. In the Hawaiian language, the word "nalu" means "wave," as in surf. Through the use of counterpoint, syncopation, hocket, and
Here is Haydn's Presto from his String Quartet No. 2, Op. 74 arranged for marimba quartet. With nothing faster than an eighth note, and most of the tonal motion step-wise,
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.
This piece in the style of an 1800s habanera was used in the movie classic "The Sting," although this arrangement uses the entire piece instead of just the last section.
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,
Villanesca is part of Don Larsen's Danzas Espanolas. These are arrangements of pieces composed by Enrique Granados between 1892 and 1900. They are among his earliest
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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