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.
Scored for four players, George Gershwin's Three Preludes for Piano merge early twentieth century American classical music with jazz elements, and exemplify the essence of Gershwin's signature
Jota 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 works.
Marimba Quartet No. 2 is a bright, energetic piece by Christopher Bradford. This work is full of rhythmic and harmonic twists and turns that weave an intricate but beautiful web for four players on
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
Oaxacan Fantasy is a lively and colorful work for marimba quartet inspired by the music of Oaxaca, Mexico. It utilizes simple harmonies, mostly based on the pentatonic scale, in order to capture
Of Hanukkah is an exciting percussion ensemble work which incorporates the games, music, and spirit of the Hanukkah celebration. Gradually weaving between four pieces, this arrangement
In the key of D, this arrangement will also work on any mallet instrument combination. Some meter variation and well placed dynamics make this an interesting piece to teach as well as play.
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
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