This challenging arrangement for unaccompanied four-mallet marimba comprises a four-part chorale-style exposition of the famous early-American melody followed by four variations in contrasting
Inspired by the William Blake poem "Morning," Ascends the Sky is a beautiful intermediate work for solo five-octave marimba filled with 16th notes flowing up and down the full range of the
Autumnal Overture is an unaccompanied marimba solo that intermixes slow chorale textures with small pockets of groove and a mathematical harmonic style that is dissonant but not abrasive.
Azureus is a jazz waltz inspired by the composer’s wife's rose garden. The piece follows an AABACA form that serves as the basic structure for the improvised solos. The use of jazz harmonies,
Intermediate-level solo pieces for developing mallet players.
This collection of 15 pieces includes a wide variety of music from the Baroque era, adapted as two-, three- and four-mallet marimba solos. Each piece contains its own technical and musical challenges, as
Best Wishes was commissioned by Max Farbman in 2014 as a gift for his former percussion instructor, Lia DeRoin. This piece is based around a short repeating rhythmic pattern and a simple
Written for medium-advanced students looking to improve their four-mallet technique, this piece uses the double lateral technique throughout the first section with a simple melody being played in
Contents: I. Sprightly -- II. Andante -- III. Blithe, tender; yet also robust. With a program note. Dedicated to Deborah Schwartz. Premiered in Redlands, CA, October 1990. Duration ca. 17
"Catalyst" is defined as a person or thing that precipitates an event or change. For the composer, this piece represents a change in his compositional direction, which had been very pattern-driven and
A marvelous transcription of Bach's keyboard masterpiece!
Rhapsodic in its form, Chorea Luna is an intermediate four-mallet marimba solo by Max Marsillo. The piece weaves in and out of various themes, each with their own unique emotional qualities and
Collapse is a challenging, programmatic work for marimba inspired by a dark, heartbreaking play titled Marybeth.
Six four-mallet solos for 4.3 octave marimba.
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For solo marimba. First printing. One movement work. Score, 6 p.