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,
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
This arrangement of Edward Elgar’s Nimrod affords young mallet players the opportunity to experience and perform one of the standard orchestral repertoire's most beautiful and iconic pieces.
O Voo da Mosca ("Flight of the Fly") is Brazilian mandolin virtuoso Jacob Bittencourt's answer to Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee. Adapted by Stephen Primatic for four players on
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
Upbeat Suite is an arrangement for percussion quartet of three orchestral excerpts that share common rhythmic elements of upbeat, or 2-beat, feels: Dance of the Little Swans by
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
Yurikago is a Japanese folk song by composer Shinsaku Kusakawa. In her description of the piece, arranger Rika Fujii states that it is a song her mother used to sing to her as a
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