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.
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
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
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
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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A fine arrangement of this favorite for marimba or vibraphone with piano accompaniment.
The aptly titled Elegy for Alpha is an unaccompanied work for four-mallet marimba. Various mallet techniques are used throughout the piece to color the plaintive theme.
Familiar Spanish themes are the backbone of this entertaining work by Pasqual Marquina set for marimba by Earl Hatch. Accessible to the intermediate percussionist. Terrific for a first
Melody and athleticism blend in this chopsy etude by Paul Smadbeck. A great piece for developing the ability to play fast, technical passages!
Cascading 16th-note passages make up the body of this etude by Clair Omar Musser. The player gets the chance to show off their muscle memory as well as their ability to be expressive through use
Also known as the Natural Boy, this serene etude is constructed of block chords both rolled and unrolled. The full range of the instrument is used keeping character with the dynamic style for
This vibrant etude by Clair Omar Musser shows off the player's hand speed and ability to work with moving block chords. A classic!
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