A Cricket Sang and Set the Sun by Blake Tyson is a beautiful, lyrical piece for solo marimba. The opening passages of the piece ebb and flow and create a very reflective mood.
The two stave notation indicates the counterpoint, but not necessarily which hand or mallet plays a passage or pitch. Such details are left to the performer to compose.
Auroras is a five-movement work for solo glockenspiel and electronics representing some of the breathtaking colors seen in these rare phenomena.
An easy and accessible four-mallet solo for unaccompanied marimba tailored to players who have mastered the basic techniques and are ready to take on longer works. The varied sections of the piece feature
This piece gets its title from the "sly" movement of the left hand which supports the melody in the right. A rhythmic motive is presented at the beginning and is utilized throughout, along with a recurring
A Castle in the Air is an idiom referring to a daydream, a near impossibility, or scheme. As we go through the piece, the opening is very peaceful as we begin to think about our daydream, but as we
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
George Hamilton Green's xylophone rags are well known and loved by today's keyboard percussion players and audiences around the world. They are exciting, challenging and really fun to play. Now, in this
In this arrangement of Clifton Taylor’s Concertpiece, Jason Baker disseminates the original wind parts to a quintet comprising four mallet players and a drum set player. This allows for
Micheal Barnes' Distance is a moving, reflective piece centering around the separation and termination of relationships between people. The concept of the piece's namesake, distance, can be seen
Drift is a virtuosic tour-de-force for 2 mallet unaccompanied marimba.
Written as a sequel to Huesgen's highly regarded work Trilogy, Eventide is similar in style and harmonic language. Using a mixture of jazz and pop harmonies combined with interesting
Fields is a dynamic, advanced concert solo for five-octave marimba. Its three movements include free passages with wistful chorales and sections comprising smooth connect rolls. In contrast,
Michael Charles Smith composed The First Steps in a New Direction during his early years of study at the University of Oregon. As a young performer with a newfound passion for the marimba, the