Marimba & Xylophone

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
The theme song to film “The Deer Hunter,” this tranquil adaptation for solo marimba uses one-handed rolls and a moving bass line in the opposite hand.
Duration: 3:46 | Level: Med-Advanced
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
This updated arrangement of Owen’s famous xylophone solo includes three accompaniment options and an optional solo cadenza.
Duration: 4:00 | 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 sly and clever piece for beginning xylophone solo with optional piano accompaniment.
Duration: 2:00 | Level: Easy
A beautiful arrangement of an infamous traditional Irish melody.
Duration: 4:30 | Level: Advanced
This high-energy feature for xylophone soloist is backed by a trio of three marimbists, all sharing one instrument.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-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 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 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
Mysterious, haunting, and uplifting, this marimba solo by Benjamin Finley is a fantastic new addition to the repertoire!
Duration: 5:45 | Level: Advanced
A collection of five ragtime pieces for solo xylophone with both piano and marimba quartet accompaniments.
Duration: various | Level: Medium to Med-Advanced
This short, intermediate work for solo marimba features a cheerful and uplifting melody.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Medium
A medium-easy solo for mallet keyboard percussion and optional audio accompaniment.
Duration: 4:45 | Level: Med-Easy
A flashy, crowd-pleasing marimba solo heavily infused with gypsy jazz.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Advanced
A beautiful and playful work for intermediate solo marimba, this piece centers around a whirling 6/8 rhythm with a slow, rubato middle section.
Duration: 5:50 | Level: Medium
This piece has found its way to the rosewood bars of the marimba in many different renditions. This new arrangement can stand alone as a solo, or feature a large ensemble of beginning-level accompaniment.
Duration: 5:50 | Level: Ensemble: Easy; Solo: Med-Advanced
A contemplative, heartfelt marimba solo for the intermediate player.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Medium
A cheerful, groovy, and repetitive medium marimba solo in 7/8.
Duration: 2:50 | Level: Medium
"Moments" is a solo work by Robert McClure in two movements for 5-octave marimba. Uses a combination of traditional western and avant-garde notation. A mood piece that is sensitive, hypnotic, and introspective.
Duration: Mvt 1 = 3:10, Mvt 2 = 5:30 | Level: Med-Advanced