60 Second Vibes began as a single 60-second vibraphone solo written as a demonstration for a percussion methods masterclass. In this extended four-movement suite, each movement is exactly 60
Known as The Harmonious Blacksmith, Air Mit Variationen includes the original music by Handel and new variations by Nishimura.
Inspired by the William Blake poem "Morning," Ascends the Sky is a beautiful intermediate work for solo five-octave marimba filled with 16th notes flowing up and down the full range of the
Autumnal Overture is an unaccompanied marimba solo that intermixes slow chorale textures with small pockets of groove and a mathematical harmonic style that is dissonant but not abrasive.
Azureus is a jazz waltz inspired by the composer’s wife's rose garden. The piece follows an AABACA form that serves as the basic structure for the improvised solos. The use of jazz harmonies,
Best Wishes was commissioned by Max Farbman in 2014 as a gift for his former percussion instructor, Lia DeRoin. This piece is based around a short repeating rhythmic pattern and a simple
Blur is inspired by H. Owen Reed's theory of compensating parameters. This is the idea that, in a composition, certain aspects of the music may need to be simplified if others are made
Written to depict the Camino de Santiago, a 600 mile pilgrimage on foot through western Europe, The Camino by Michael Charles Smith is an intermediate marimba solo that captures the wistful nature
This fine collection of pieces by master teacher, Earl Hatch, is now available from Studio 4 Music. The collection includes: Furioso and Valse in D Minor; Capriccio Marimba; Dance of
Chad Heiny’s Chemical Songs is a welcome addition to the solo keyboard repertoire for young players. This collection is comprised of eight engaging two-mallet solos. Each solo in...
Duo Dichotomy is a beautiful solo for unaccompanied marimba. Listen for the dichotomies of the piece that are the two central tonalities and the contrast between five-note and four-note rhythms.
The smooth, flowing texture and somewhat impressionistic style of the piece strive to capture the mournful beauty of the height, and subsequent fall, of the Garden of Eden.
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