#MarimbaBaby: A Marimba Songbook is the sequel to Mark Ford's first marimba method book, Marimba: Technique Through Music. #MarimbaBaby began as an idea to compose original
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.
A charming set of six intermediate level works. The musical style is unique in the marimba repertoire: Soviet influenced pictorialism with an Armenian flavored chromaticism. The languid melody of the first
A delightful set of programmatic works that achieved standard repertoire status almost instantly when it was first transcribed 25 years ago. Shorter sets can be selected from the 12 in this collection and
Marimba music doesn't get much heavier than the second half of this set. Even the light and simple movements such as Soldier's March and Wild Rider have a certain Germanic seriousness.
Advanced marimba solo with a catchy ostinato and an infectious calypso groove.
Inspired by the classical guitar and lute, this set of over 50 beginning, intermediate and advanced level four-mallet pieces is suitable for recitals, juries, and sight-reading. The progressive pieces
The Apocryphal Still Life was written upon the request of the Percussive Arts Society to be performed by contestants for the 1996 Vibraphone Competition to be held at that year's PASIC
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
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This familiar work of Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz is best known to concert audiences in its guitar transcription. Rather than base his transcription on one of the many guitar editions, Stevens went back
An evocative short, somewhat virtuositic work which is great as a change of pace in a recital program or as an encore. Programmatically, it depicts the flight and demise of a butterfly.
These classic two- and four-mallet solos by Harry Breuer are arranged for solo xylophone plus three to four marimbas accompanying. All accompaniments are easy enough for the youngest of keyboard
Beads of Glass is a beautiful tapestry of tonal sounds for five-octave marimba. The work is about eight minutes long and provides the marimba player a chance to showcase the beautiful sounds
Premiered in Paris in 2002, Blue Identity it received its U.S. premiere at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Originally scored for a marimba soloist with four percussionists,
Although the marimba's tone is colorful and evocative, there has been a long standing lack of serious transcriptions of impressionistic music. This faithful transcription will fill that niche and surely
Koshinski's piece for two-mallet marimba combines lyric melody and polyrhythmic dexterity between the hands, giving the piece an improvisational Latin flavor. Fantastic for