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.
Fantasy for Marimba Quartet is a character piece that begins with a strongly articulated meter and a stark sense of tonality. Subsequently, the meter becomes obscured along with an ever-increasing
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.
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
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