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.
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,
Though Paul Pratt's output of musical compositions is relatively small compared to other ragtime composers, the quality of each of his works is apparent. Colonial Glide is a testament to
This arrangement of Coventry Carol, a traditional English carol based on a biblical play entitled The Pageant of the Shearman and Tailors, is a delicate and haunting treatment. Textures
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
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
Flowers and Foliage is a bouquet of five miniatures for solo percussionist alternating between tonal, floral harmonies on tenor steel pan and brittle, twig-like percussive textures. Throughout the
A festive collection of eight vibe solos for the four mallet player. Enjoy performing these for concerts, family and friends. (Santa and the elves will become your biggest fans!)
Gray Fox Rag adds Ryan Garner's own flavor to the genre of ragtime. However; like the gray fox itself, the piece is not what it seems. The piece explores some odd phrases of seven bars as well as a
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
Lament for Shirley is a musical tribute to the composer's grandmother. Through a variety of musical moods, the piece reflects the deep, meaningful, and accomplished life she lived. Throughout the
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
Merge is a duet for two marimbas written to be performed at the wedding of Lane and Ashley, friends of the composer. It appropriately reflects its inspiration with upbeat tonalities and
This work for keyboard septet that takes inspiration from the likes of Mac Miller, Thundercat, and Michael Gordon. Utilizing minimalistic and hip-hop influences, Moxie creates an aural atmosphere
Musings for Xylophone is a set of four short, contrasting vignettes for two mallet, unaccompanied xylophone. Perfect for lessons, studio class, and recitals!
Numerologies is a comparative exploration of sounds between the steel pan and violin. The performers exclusively use extended techniques morphing the characteristic sounds of the instruments to
Restless Little Star is a vibraphone solo that details the anxiety of a sleepless night. The performer moves from delicate energies into a syncopated groove, before everything dissipates into
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