Marimba

The Butterfly

$8.00

An evocative short, somewhat virtuositic work which is great as a change of pace in a recital program or as an encore. Programmatically depicts the flight and demise of a butterfly. Very effective.

An evocative short, somewhat virtuositic work which is great as a change of pace in a recital program or as an encore. Programmatically depicts the flight and demise of a butterfly. Very effective.

The Kudu

$8.00

This single-movement programmatic work for solo marimba is a depiction of “the daily activities in the precarious life of the kudu”, a type of antelope which dwells on the plains of Africa. From serene rubatos to panicked obligatos and running ostinatos, this piece promises adventure.

This single-movement programmatic work for solo marimba is a depiction of “the daily activities in the precarious life of the kudu”, a type of antelope which dwells on the plains of Africa. From serene rubatos to panicked obligatos and running ostinatos, this piece promises adventure.

The Other Side (of Silence)

$18.00

The Other Side (of Silence) is a beautiful new composition for 5.0 marimba. It winds its way through a variety of sections in different styles, moods and textures, but always returns to a place of happiness and joy!

The Other Side (of Silence) is a beautiful new composition for 5.0 marimba. It winds its way through a variety of sections in different styles, moods and textures, but always returns to a place of happiness and joy!

The Swallow

$15.00

This is a beautiful and innovative depiction of Xinjiang, a folk song from western China. Fluid four-mallet technique and a 5.0 octave marimba are required.

This is a beautiful and innovative depiction of Xinjiang, a folk song from western China. Fluid four-mallet technique and a 5.0 octave marimba are required.

Theme with Six Variations

$10.00

One of Raymond Helble’s many compositional talents is the ability to imitate the style of almost any famous composer. Not only is this set of variations a great way to study the performance style of these composers, the set is also a delightful and slightly humorous treat for the audience. The compositional “slight of hand” is totally convincing.

One of Raymond Helble’s many compositional talents is the ability to imitate the style of almost any famous composer. Not only is this set of variations a great way to study the performance style of these composers, the set is also a delightful and slightly humorous treat for the audience. The compositional “slight of hand” is totally convincing.

Themes and Variations on Japanese Children’s Songs

$14.00

Great for the intermediate marimbist, ‘Theme and Variations’ uses a variety of styles and present a variety of problems, for both two and four mallets, making the piece pedagogically useful, as well as great fun to play and delightful to hear.

Great for the intermediate marimbist, ‘Theme and Variations’ uses a variety of styles and present a variety of problems, for both two and four mallets, making the piece pedagogically useful, as well as great fun to play and delightful to hear.

Third Dance

$9.00

A more complicated companion piece to two Short Dances contains similar treatment of thematic cells. Tritones and triplet figures permeate the texture. Can be played on a 4.3 marimba.

A more complicated companion piece to two Short Dances contains similar treatment of thematic cells. Tritones and triplet figures permeate the texture. Can be played on a 4.3 marimba.

Three Pieces

$15.00

Sure to add variety to any player’s repertoire. The idiomatic writing results in a lush, rhythmically complex texture. Can be performed on a 4.3 octave marimba.

Sure to add variety to any player’s repertoire. The idiomatic writing results in a lush, rhythmically complex texture. Can be performed on a 4.3 octave marimba.

Three Spirals

$17.00$20.00

These three short pieces can be played individually, or as a set. The first is a kind of endearing introduction, the second is more rhythmic and the third is in a “liberate” style.

These three short pieces can be played individually, or as a set. The first is a kind of endearing introduction, the second is more rhythmic and the third is in a “liberate” style.

Toccata Fantasy

$15.00

The master marimba composer (Preludes, Grand Fantasy, etc.) has written a massive sounding, very difficult tonal solo piece. Toccata Fantasy is full of great tunes, exciting chromatic key changes and clever textures.

The master marimba composer (Preludes, Grand Fantasy, etc.) has written a massive sounding, very difficult tonal solo piece. Toccata Fantasy is full of great tunes, exciting chromatic key changes and clever textures.

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