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
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.
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
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
Caritas is a three-movement piece that employs a traditional harmonic language throughout. The first movement, titled Mystic, employs rapid double lateral and sequential sticking patterns
A blues for solo marimba. Berg got the idea for this piece from the novels of Stieg Trenter, a Swedish journalist and crime novelist. Short and clever, this piece is a perfect addition to any recital
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
One of the staples in contemporary mallet literature.
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