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
Collapse is a challenging, programmatic work for marimba inspired by a dark, heartbreaking play titled Marybeth.
Drift is a virtuosic tour-de-force for 2 mallet unaccompanied marimba.
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.
Fantasie in A is a marimba solo inspired by the M.C. Escher drawing Metamorphosis II. It is the metamorphosis of one musical idea into a series of other musical ideas, connected in much the same
Ghost Garden is inspired by the life that swells forth from a vacant lot when left alone. In the piece, you can hear where the lot once held a vibrant and exciting tone, only
Gray is a challenging rondo that grew organically out of an improvisation session. It is designed to reflect the feelings of unsurety that accompany the gray areas in life, and can be an
Based around the eponymous book of the occult, Grimoire is an advanced vibraphone solo which provides a unique and dark atmosphere to a recital or concert.
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
I Will See You Again was first conceived as an improvised solo in memory of the composer's brother-in-law. Over time, the piece has evolved and become more of a structured composition but
Conceived as a duet for marimba and solo dancer, Isabel is dedicated to the composer's wife, who is herself a lover of dance. While the piece may be performed without choreography, performers are
An advanced four-mallet solo for marimba, Malice is a dark, aggressive work that expresses anger throughout. This piece showcases advanced technical proficiency and stamina from the marimbist and
Marimba Re(mix) is a set of five intermediate four-mallet marimba solos, each made to strengthen various performance techniques in a variety of musical styles. Optional electronic accompaniments
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