Downloadable Marimba & Xylophone Solos

A medium-level marimba solo written and dedicated to the composer’s nephew, Andrew.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Medium
Dust off your favorite clown suit and have fun with this ragtimey, two-beat xylophone solo with optional piano accompaniment. Great for beginners!
Duration: 2:30 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 1-2 players
A med-advanced solo marimba arrangement of a traditional Irish hymn for a 4.3-octave (low A) instrument.
Duration: 6:45 | Level: Med-Advanced
The third collection of solos from the University of Kentucky alumni, this book includes 47 solos for drumset, mallet keyboard, snare drum, and timpani.
Level: Med-Easy to Advanced
Relentless and lyrical, this solo version of She-e Wu’s Blue Identity is a virtuosic showpiece for advanced marimbists.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Advanced
A medium advanced solo for a 4.3-octave (low A) marimba that is cheeky and full of fun.
Duration: 2:25 | Level: Med-Advanced
A delicate and whimsical marimba solo for the blossoming 4-mallet marimba player.
Duration: 2:00 | Level: Medium
A thematic ostinato with a sprinkling of technical interjections creates an ideal landscape for young marimba players to develop their skills.
Duration: 2:15 | Level: Medium
A collection of compelling two-mallet solos that can be performed on any standard mallet instrument (e.g., marimba, vibraphone, xylophone or even glockenspiel).
Duration: 1:00–2:30 each | Level: Easy to Medium
An intermediate-level follow-up compilation to its predecessor of 8 two-mallet solos with optional, orchestrally inspired audio accompaniment tracks.
Duration: 1:00 to 2:05 each | Level: Medium
A groove-based, rhythmically intense work, this solo draws its eclectic themes from infamous composers like J. S. Bach and John Coltrane.
Duration: 6:30 | Level: Med-Advanced
A medium level ragtime piece arranged for a xylophone soloist and marimba quartet.
Duration: 2:50 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 2-6 players
A sly and clever piece for beginning xylophone solo with optional piano accompaniment.
Duration: 2:00 | Level: Easy | Personnel: 1-2 players
A beautiful arrangement of an infamous traditional Irish melody.
Duration: 4:30 | Level: Advanced
A moving, heartfelt work for solo marimba & crotales with optional ocean drum accompaniment. 5-octave marimba required.
Duration: 6:55 | Level: Med-Advanced
A medium-easy four-mallet marimba solo that is rhythmic, syncopated, and helps the young player to develop their ability to voice chords.
Duration: 1:20 | Level: Med-Easy
A more advanced ragtime piece by Scott Joplin full of ornaments, fast rolls, and tricky syncopations.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
A smorgasbord of 4-mallet maneuverings, this contemplative but challenging marimba solo provides a plethora of opportunities for soloistic expression.
Duration: 6:37 | Level: Med-Advanced
A brilliantly intricate arrangement for solo marimba of two traditional English hymns.
Duration: 4:15 | Level: Advanced
An energetic, twisted marimba solo for intermediate-advanced players.
Duration: 4:20 | Level: Med-Advanced
An expressive, intermediate 4-mallet marimba solo that utilizes a memorable, recurring theme.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Medium
Another compelling piece by Michael Charles Smith (aka "Marimba Mike"), this intermediate marimba solo is a great addition to the solo marimba literature.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Medium
A contemplative, groovy, and intense solo for marimba with pedal foot shaker.
Duration: 4:10 | Level: Med-Advanced
This medium-easy ragtime piece is perfect for an intermediate mallet player.
Duration: 3:15 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 2-6 players