Inspired by the percussive mallet music of Uganda, each player in this unique piece uses 2 mallets, and all three players play on one 5-octave marimba. Numerous melo-rhythmic lines interlock to form an
Ludwig van Beethoven is regarded by many as the greatest composer in the history of music. He was prone to sudden mood swings often reflected in his music. This excerpt from his Piano Sonata 13, Op.27 No. 1
These selections work as individual pieces or in a four-movement capacity. This "mini-symphony" reveals the importance of key relationships, tempo relationships, and contrasting dynamics.
A lively marimba trio with layered syncopated rhythms and Latin American sonorities. Muy bueno!
A Little Malletmusik is another one of Brian Slawson’s brilliant pieces for beginning mallet percussionists. Despite its simple, catchy, and light character, it has a many pedagogical
Scored for xylophone and three marimbas, this contemporary rag features all the players. It is not just a solo with accompaniment, but rather offers appealing interaction between all the voices.
A mallet trio playing Bach melodies backed by a rhythm section in a samba groove. Very cool!
Brian Slawson expertly captures the spirit of the third movement of Beethoven's famous piano sonata with this rendition for vibraphone and two marimbas. The arrangement is rife with healthy musical
This piece is written for a trio of beginning mallet players and is inspired by the rhythms and harmonies of Mexico. It has an overall light and fun character to it, making it enjoyable for audiences as