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
Drift is a virtuosic tour-de-force for 2 mallet unaccompanied marimba.
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,
Halley's Comet was composed as the obligatory piece for the 2015 I Concurso para Marimba Maestro Zeferino Nadayapa. The title of the work comes from a periodic comet that orbits the sun and is
Written for the composer's new-born daughter, More of Us is sweet, spunky, and a little off-balance, just like her! It is sure to be a great addition to a high-school or college recital.
Many of Bach's best-known works have been transcribed for the marimba and carefully selected for this collection with the developing mallet player in mind. Each work is presented in versions for both two
Musings for Xylophone is a set of four short, contrasting vignettes for two mallet, unaccompanied xylophone. Perfect for lessons, studio class, and recitals!
Nyumbani is a gorgeous three movement work for solo marimba appropriate for a advanced high-school or college marimbist. Each movement is programmatic and meant to evoke 3 different sonic tableaus
As implied by the title, Portraits from a City Window explores four different scenes one may observe from such an angle. Morning Light represents the beauty of a sunrise over skyscrapers,
Here is one of Mitchell Peters' most popular pieces, made so by the fact that it works both as a performable solo and as a functional etude. The piece moves around the instrument utilizing several
Written to honor the victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015, Solace is a musical depiction of feelings of sadness, grief, and
Surface is a challenging work for 5-octave marimba that provides tremendous musical depth for the performer while remaining engaging and moving for an audience. Imagine, if you will, the concept of
Time Remembered captures the stillness and tranquility of someone reflecting on the past, particularly on close and personal relationships with loved ones. The music is meant to be personal to both
A wonderfully accessible adaptation of this widely known piece reworked for solo four-mallet marimba. This version would work equally well for sacred contexts, weddings or the recital hall!
Interesting and entertaining 4 mallet solo on orchestra bells. Multi meter and improvisatory sections make this a challenging solo. Also playable on vibraphone.
This classic, comfortably playable, unaccompanied solo for vibes or marimba is an essential addition to any percussionist's library! Never has a title been more accurately descriptive. Play it and