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,
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.
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
Covering the Musser/Stevens grip and including strokes, exercises, etudes and solos, Marimba for Four is a fantastic kick-starter for those interested in the four-mallet world!
Here is a fantastic arrangement of Married Life, the Oscar-winning main theme from Pixar's "Up." Composer Michael Giacchino perfectly captures the sentiment and poignancy of the film's opening
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 Light is the first prize winner in the 2016 call for scores sponsored by the Portland Percussion Group. Composer Mason Lee aurally depicts the colors of the rainbow, giving each color a distinct
The musical material in Samsara takes its rhythmic influence from jazz guitarist Miles Okazaki's debut album, Mirror and minimalist David Lang's famous chamber piece, Cheating,
A quirky and exciting work for marimba quartet. The piece showcases every aspect of the marimba, from its ability to hum softly to its power and ferocity.
Featuring a variety of sound colors and a quasi-minimalist texture, Selva Luminosa is an intriguing work suitable for inclusion on a college or professional percussion recital.
A splendid arrangement of our National Anthem set for four players on two marimbas! Truly inspiring!
One vibraphone and four players! Awesomely inventive - if you are looking for a great mallet quartet for your students but have limited instruments, SyncoShift is the piece for you!
TetraCurrent is a grooving intermediate marimba quartet featuring syncopated accompanimental tone clusters and memorable melodies.
Vertigo is a piece is in six sections, delineated by tempo and texture. Vertigo is defined as a disordered state in which the individual or his environs seem to whirl dizzily. The
Vespertine Formations explores ways of creating a sense of sustain on four marimbas through extensive use of stretto and imitation. Rather than approaching an ensemble such as this in a traditional
Originally written in 2017 for a small jazz combo, this piece has been brilliantly re-orchestrated here for four marimbists on two shared instruments, resulting in tighter rhythmic precision and a
Proving the idea that what goes around comes around is exactly right, Chris Carmean's piece has four players on one marimba with additional percussion. The players continually move around the instrument in
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
This stirring marimba quartet is meant to represent a "choose-your-own audio adventure" rather than any specific fictional creation. The drama within the piece is created through the use of several