Music & Books
The arrangement Bob Becker made for NEXUS which has caught the attention of audiences and percussionists around the world and created a whole new fascination with the xylophone as a solo instrument. The accompaniments require four players performing on a minimum of two marimbas.
Yet another wonderful vibraphone and marimba duet from Roland Stolk! Slightly longer than Foreign Breakfast, this piece would also work well on a percussion ensemble program or a joint recital. 4.6 octave marimba required.
Described by the composer as "a musical exploration of the relationship between two people, any two people, at any given point in time." A must play for any joint recital. The songs may be performed individually or as a set. 5.0 octave marimba required. Duration: 19 minutes.
Written for Leigh Howard Stevens and She-e Wu, this jazzy piece requires two advanced players and two 5.0 octave instruments. A "must play" if you have a friend ready and willing to take on the challenge with you.
(for two Marimbas) Described by the composer as "fun, happy, crazy, and exciting all at the same time". This piece offers a great opportunity for collaboration between two advanced players who enjoy working together.
(for Vibes and Marimba) This composition was the winner of the PAS mallet duo composition contest. Considering the dozens and dozens of entries, that is a strong endorsement. It is fairly easy to prepare for intermediate vibes and marimba players, but it comes off to the audience as more than the sum of its parts.
A second-place winner in the 1999 PAS composition contest for keyboard duet. Looking at "r" is a terrifically fun and accessible marimba duo. Once you hear it you will want to play it! Medium difficulty but sounds hard.
The Redwood Box is a collection of 5 duets which may be performed separately or in any combination. Easily accessible. Can be performed on a vibraphone and a four-octave marimba with each player using only a pair of mallets. Optional parts for cello and percussion. (Manuscript.)
Inspired by Tyson's rafting adventure with John Parks on the Boise River. This piece depicts the beauty, excitement, and occasional feeling of losing control that they experienced in the raft that day. Can be played on a 4.3 octave marimba.