Marimba & Xylophone

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
This updated arrangement of Owen’s famous xylophone solo includes three accompaniment options and an optional solo cadenza.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Medium
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
An expressive, intermediate 4-mallet marimba solo that utilizes a memorable, recurring theme.
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 flashy, crowd-pleasing marimba solo heavily infused with gypsy jazz.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Advanced
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
"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
Prog-rock band Yes guitarist Steve Howe’s famous flamenco-style adapts beautifully to the marimba in this excellent arrangement.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Medium
This piece explores a variety of contrasting moods from lyrical to intense, and calls upon the performer to explore their own expressive and unique characteristics to enhance the musical interpretation.
Duration: 6:30 | Level: Advanced
This intermediate 4-mallet solo for marimba utilizes, throughout, the interval of the perfect fifth. Northampton will please recital audiences while serving as a great technical showcase for advancing marimbists.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Medium
As the title suggests, it's built on a repeating pattern introduced in the left hand. This pattern places accents on a cycle of beats which will make this an outstanding technical etude as well as recital piece.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Medium
A collection of contemporary, intermediate four-mallet marimba solos that are perfect for private study or concert performance.
Duration: 8:00 (total) | Level: Medium
For solo marimba, this arrangement injects jazzy flourishes and classical romantic influences to the famous song from “The Wizard of Oz.”
Duration: 4:10 | Level: Advanced
Perfect for recitals or festivals, this piece is challenging and enjoyable for audiences. The piece utilizes different foundations of 4-mallet playing with room for musical phrasing.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Medium
From "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," this is a jazzy arrangement for solo marimba by Alex Stopa.
Duration: 3:20 | Level: Advanced
An expressive marimba solo for early/intermediate 4-mallet players.
Duration: 3:50 | Level: Medium
4-mallet proficiency is an expected skill for all percussionists these days. In this popular method book by Gifford Howarth, learning to play with four mallets has never been so simple!
Level: Easy to Medium
Originally written for classical guitar by classical/romantic composer, Matteo Carcassi (1792-1853), these six caprices work as great etudes or solos for marimba. Transcribed by Gifford Howarth, Six Caprices will make a great addition to your marimba repertoire!
Duration: 1:10 to 2:00 each | Level: Medium
Alex Stopa’s arrangement for solo marimba highlights the warmth of Charlie Chaplin’s theme to “Modern Times.”
Duration: 3:20 | Level: Med-Advanced