Micheal Barnes' Distance is a moving, reflective piece centering around the separation and termination of relationships between people. The concept of the piece's namesake, distance, can be seen
First Impressions is a musical illustration of the lasting effects of a first impression by introducing an initial thematic motive, then having it recur throughout the work. In this piece, Andrew
Flawed Perfection was composed by Dustin Schulze to convey the idea that both beauty and angst, while contradictory, can often exist together. Schulze's compositional style includes aspects of
This medium level arrangement for vibraphone comes from one of Satie's most treasured works for piano. The arrangement adheres to the original work rather closely, although the key has been changed
Mixing equal parts gypsy jazz and traditional gypsy music, Jesse Monkman has summoned the ghost of famed French guitarist Django Reinhardt with Gypsy Tonic. This advanced marimba solo is full of
As one of the most famous Christian hymns around the world, Chad Floyd transforms Jesus Loves Me into a beautiful new vibraphone arrangement that will be effective regardless of whether the
Fans of the progressive rock band Yes will no doubt jump at this arrangement of Steve Howe’s guitar solo, Mood for a Day, from their album Fragile. Marimbists have been playing
Northampton is an intermediate four-mallet solo for marimba by Gary Fieldman. The piece utilizes the interval of the perfect fifth throughout. Rhythmically it moves between the meters of 3/4 and
In this collection of contemporary four-mallet marimba solos, percussionist and composer Chad Floyd brings a well-rounded approach to some of the most common technical situations encountered by intermediate
As one of the most famous songs of all time, Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz is a timeless treasure. In this arrangement for solo marimba, Robert Oetomo combines jazzy harmonies, quasi
Smile was composed in 1936 as the love theme for Charlie Chaplin's acclaimed final "silent" movie, Modern Times (even though the characters never spoke, earning the movie its "silent"
Here is a collection of six heartfelt four-mallet etudes for the beginning to intermediate marimbist. Each solo works marvelously as both a learning tool and a performance piece. The short lengths and
Stretch is an advanced solo for 5-octave marimba. Composer Brian Blume describes the piece as having a constant pattern meant to connote the typical daily grind we go through and the stretching we
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