An elementary quartet for snare drum, two High Toms, Two Low Toms and Bass Drum.
These quartet arrangements of eight well-known Christmas carols can be played on all marimbas or a variety of pitched keyboard instruments. Players 1 & 3 and 2 & 4 may share instruments if four
Jota is part of Don Larsen's Danzas Espanolas. These are arrangements of pieces composed by Enrique Granados between 1892 and 1900. They are among his earliest works.
In the key of D, this arrangement will also work on any mallet instrument combination. Some meter variation and well placed dynamics make this an interesting piece to teach as well as play.
Here is Haydn's Presto from his String Quartet No. 2, Op. 74 arranged for marimba quartet. With nothing faster than an eighth note, and most of the tonal motion step-wise,
This piece in the style of an 1800s habanera was used in the movie classic "The Sting," although this arrangement uses the entire piece instead of just the last section.
Recital or contest piece for marimba quartet or quintet.
Villanesca is part of Don Larsen's Danzas Espanolas. These are arrangements of pieces composed by Enrique Granados between 1892 and 1900. They are among his earliest
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