Mallet Solos

ABMIRAM
Dean Blair
A suite for solo marimba featuring rich contemporary harmonic content.

MS-10001 (VA)
Price: $6.00

ABSCONDING THOUGHTS 
Jim Carey 
A ballad for solo vibraphone with introductory comments explaining damping techniques. Chord changes are provided for optional improvisation.

MS-10002
Price: $3.50 

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AFRICAN FANTASY ON JOY TO THE WORLD
Jesse Ayers 
This unaccompanied two mallet solo skillfully uses the well known Christmas hymn tune.

MS-10003
Price: $5.00 



Mizsák Benjámin.Budapesti Ütőfesztivál, 2015.02.28. Lajtha AMI. Nívódíj.

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AMAZING GRACE

arranged by James L. Moore 
An easy arrangement of this well known hymn. Uses three mallets and is playable on marimba, vibraphone, or xylophone.

MS-10004
Price: $3.00 


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ANITRA’S DANCE from Peer Gynt Suite
Edward Grieg/arr. James L. Moore
A fine two mallet solo with piano accompaniment.

MS-10005 (NY, TX)
Price: $6.00 


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APPALACHIAN FIDDLE TUNE MEDLEY
arr. Murray Houllif
A tuneful medley arranged for unaccompanied four mallet marimba. Medley includes “Red Haired Boy”, “Flowers of Edinburgh”, & “St. Anne’s Reel”.

MS-10006 (NY, TX, FL, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $5.00 


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AVE MARIA
J. S. Bach/Gounod/arr. Mario Gaetano 
Bach’s famous masterpiece in an effective four mallet marimba solo arrangement
with piano accompaniment.

MS-10007
Price: $5.00 



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CARNIVAL CRYSTALS – Mallet Solo - Grade 1-2 
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr. 
This is a mallet solo for preferably – Orchestra Bells! Or it can also be played effectively on other mallet instruments (marimba, xylophone, vibraphone). Basic concepts of mallet playing are well explained in the accompanying “mini lesson”.

MS-10008
Price: $4.00 



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CECI EST PRESQUUN TANGO - Yves Carlin and Claudy Mahieu - Marimba solo piano accompaniment.

This is the first of we hope many pieces from Yves and Claudy.
 "Almost a Tango" is written for Marimba with piano accompaniment. The two mallet solo utilizes the entire range of the marimba and is scored for 5 Octave with an alternate part for 4 1/3 Octave. The piano accomaniment is charming and the marimba solo is one of the best two mallet solos we have scene in some time. The recording below is the 5 Octave version.

MS-10061
$10.00


COMPASSION
Lorraine Goodrich Irvin
A sonorous four mallet solo, excellent for recital or church.

MS-10009 (NY, VA, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $4.00 

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CONCERTO IN A MINOR - Op. 3, No. 6 (Allegro-1st mov’t.)
Antonio Vivaldi/arr. James L. Moore 
This arrangement for two mallet solo marimba or xylophone with piano accompaniment is well suited for recitals and contests.

MS-10010 (OH, NY, IN, WI, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $7.00 


CONTEMPLATION
Murray Houllif 
A moderately difficult unaccompanied vibraphone solo. Pedaling and mallet damping are well marked.

MS-10011 (WI, NY, MD, VA)
Price: $5.00 


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CSÁRDÁS
V. Monti/arr. James L. Moore 
This favorite is now available in this fine arrangement for marimba or vibraphone with piano accompaniment. Click below to hear a performance by Samuel Brunclik with his accompanist Aimee Pashby from Birchwood WI.

MS-10012  (TX,IN, FL, VA, WI)
Price: $6.00 


DAWNE
Sean Daniels 
A four mallet unaccompanied marimba solo of only moderate difficulty, for 5 octave or opt. 4.3 octave instruments, effectively uses modern marimba techniques.

MS-10013
Price: $6.00 


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DOCTOR GRADUS AD PARNASSUM
C. Debussy/arr. Calvin Bolton
A charming piano work in a fine arrangement for unaccompanied four mallet marimba solo.

MS-10014 (VA)
Price: $5.00 



EL RELICARIO Marimba or Xylophone Solo with Piano Accompaniment 
Jose Padilla arr. Oliver Zinsmeister, ed. James L. Moore
One of the most famous of the Spanish “pasa doble” compositions, this is a sparkling arrangements for marimba or xylophone soloist and piano accompaniment. A sure fire winner for recital, contest, and study. The arranger Oliver Zinsmeister was for many years the xylophone soloist with the famous Sousa Band.

MS-10015
Price: $10.00

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ESPAÑA CANI
Arr. Ken Krause 
One of the best known Latin American tunes arranged for two mallet marimba solo with piano accompaniment.

MS-10016 (NY)
Price: $7.00 


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ESTUDIOS FOR MARIMBASIX
Murray Houllif 
These outstanding original four mallet marimba solos, inspired by the great Spanish guitar works of the 19th and early 20th Centuries, have become an important part of the serious marimbists’ repertoire.

MS-10017 (NY, TX, IN, FL, VA, WI)
Price: $15.00


ETHOS
Jack D. Jenny 
A challenging six mallet marimba solo.

MS-10018
Price: $4.00 

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FINLANDIA
J. Sibelius/James L. Moore
A fine easy four mallet arrangement for a developing marimba player.


MS-10019  (TX)
Price: $4.00 


FOUR SPANS ON LONDON BRIDGE - Marimba Solo (4 mallets) - GRADE 2-3
A clever and accessible set of four variations on the well known tune uses the basic elements of 4 mallet technique. This is an ideal solo for a player who is developing the possibilities of 4 mallet playing.

MS-10020
Price: $4.00 


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FRIDAY’S CASCARA - Mallet Solo (3 mallets) 
Mark Shelton 
Based on the 3:2 cascara rhythm, this solo employs three different mallets to bring a variety of timbres from the marimba.  Both the  bars and frame of the instrument are played as the cascara and forward son clave are "drummed" on the marimba.  A crowd pleaser--both sonically and visually!

MS-10058
PRICE: $10.00


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FROSTY DAY - Mallet Solo (2 mallets) - Grade 1-2

Jeffrey Parthun, Sr. 
Inspired by one of the best surprises that a student can receive - This solo was written during a snowy day! Recommended to be played on bells, this solo which can also be played on marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone adds a few dynamics and double stops to a musically playful melody.


MS-10021
Price: $4.00 


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GRASSHOPPER - Marimba Solo 
Michael Iorio
Charming solo for marimba. Challenging and enjoyable to perform,
this 4 mallet solo is a great addition to a concert or your recital. 

MB-10059
Price $10.00 


GREENSLEEVES (What Child Is This)
arr. Mario Gaetano
A beautiful setting of this English folksong/carol for four mallet marimba with piano accompaniment.

MS-10022 (FL)
Price: $5.00 

INTRADA AND EPISODE
Clarence Barber
A slow expressive introductory movement is followed by a rhythmic closing movement.

MS-10023 (VA)
Price: $4.00 

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JOEY’S SONG
David Mancini
A melodious and rhythmic unaccompanied two mallet vibraphone solo.
Great High School contest piece or first recital piece for vibraphone.


MS-10024 (OH,NY, TX, WI)
Price: $6.00 


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LA CUMPARSITA
arr. James L. Moore
A Latin American favorite that can be played on marimba, vibraphone, or xylophone.

MS-10025 (FL)
Price: $5.00 



LA SPAGNOLA
arr. Ruth Jeanne 
This well known Latin American favorite arranged for easy two mallet (marimba, vibraphone, or xylophone) solo with piano accompaniment.

MS-10026 (NY)
Price: $5.00 


Tommy Weaver from Manassas, VA, A student of Dave Salisbury performing Lauren’s Lullaby

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LAUREN'S LULLABY - Marimba Solo (3 mallets) - Grade 2-3
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr. 
This beautiful soothing 3 mallet solo (2 right, 1 left) is designed to introduce beginning or intermediate mallet players to multiple mallet playing. A piece that will add musical depth and enhanced technical control to any developing players performance. 


MS-10027
Price: $4.00 


LAS CHIAPANECAS
arr. Ken Krause
One of the best known Latin American tunes arranged for two mallet marimba solo with piano accompaniment.

MS-10028
Price: $7.00 


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LE PETIT NEGRE
C. Debussy/arr. Linda L. Pimentel 
One of Debussy’s most popular piano pieces skillfully transcribed for unaccompanied four mallet solo marimba.


MS-10029 (IN, FL)
Price: $4.00 



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LUCY'S WALTZ - Mallet Solo (2 mallets) - Grade 1-2
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr. 
Beginning with a tuneful bass line and catchy melody, this piece cleverly combines both elements through easy double stops. Written for bells or any mallet instrument, added mallet clicks make the waltz come alive.


MS-10030
Price: $4.00 


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MARIE: A FOUR MALLET RAG
Geary Larrick
An original unaccompanied rag for marimba, vibraphone, or xylophone
in the style of the classic rags.



MS-10031 (IN, VA, WI)
Price: $5.00 


A MEDLEY OF HYMNS
arr. Mario Gaetano 
This medley for marimba and piano ( with optional vibraphone and orchestra bell parts), includes “Were You There?”, “Come Thy Fount of Every Blessing”, and “Amazing Grace”.

MS-10032
Price: $8.00 

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MEXICAN HAT DANCE
arr. Ken Krause 
Know as Jarabe Tapatío 
in Mexico. This internationally recognized
Mexican song is arranged for two mallet marimba solo
with piano accompaniment.

MS-10033 (OH, WI)
Price: $7.00 


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MINUET IN G
L. Beethoven/arr. James L. Moore
Beethoven’s famous minuet in an unaccompanied two mallet arrangement.

MS-10034 (NY, TX, FL)
Price: $5.00 



MINUTE WALTZ Op. 64, No. 1
F. Chopin/arr. James L. Moore 
Mallet solo with piano accompaniment arrangement of this classic piece.

MS-10035 (NY, MD)
Price: $6.00 

MORNING HYMN
C. Gluck/arr. James L. Moore 
An easy three mallet arrangement, ideal for performance or study by
a player just starting multiple mallet playing.

MS-10036
Price: $4.00 

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NORA'S NIGHTMARE - Mallet Solo - Grade 3-4
Players who are developing their 4 mallet playing skills will find this solo both rewarding and instructive. The accompanying “mini lesson” will also be helpful, as the various 4 mallet grips and stroke techniques are explained. This solo could well be used as a contest, audition, or encore selection.

MS-10037  (TX,IN)
Price: $5.00 


O HOLY NIGHT - Vibraphone Solo
Adolphe Adam, arr. James L. Moore
A classic Christmas Carol for the intermediate player.

MS-10038
Price: $7.00 

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OCTAVE ETUDE
Lorraine Goodrich Irvin
A classic technique workout for the serious marimba player.

MS-10039  (TX,IN, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $8.00 


PANIS ANGELICUS
C. Franck/arr. Mario Gaetano 
This beautiful melody is arranged for four mallet marimba with piano 
accompaniment.

MS-10040 (NY)
Price: $6.00 

PENTAGONALS
Jack D. Jenny 
A contemporary work for marimba that exploits many aspects of the number “five”.

MS-10041
Price: $5.00 

PERPETUAL MOTION (THE RAIN)
C. Bohm/arr. James L. Moore 
Mallet solo with piano accompaniment arrangement of this technical gem.

MS-10042 (FL, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $6.00 

PIECES OF R
Michael Boo 
A five movement suite, requiring only moderately advanced four mallet technique.

MS-10043 (IN, VA)
Price: $5.00 

PRELUDE AND NOEL
Eugene Ulrich
Two contrasting movements for unaccompanied marimba solo.

MS-10044 (VA, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $5.00 

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RIVAGE - Prelude for Solo Marimba No.1
Ryan E. Garner
Original work for solo marimba, four mallets. Great short concert piece. Would be a fine selection for contest or audition as well as concert or recital.  Makes use of modern 4-mallet techniques.  Medium difficult.

MS-10060
Price: $10.00


ROMANTIC CONCERTO No. 2, Op. 22
Michael Gileadi 
A concerto length work for solo marimba with piano accompaniment.

MS-10045
Price: $12.50


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ROSA XANTHINA
Zachary M. Koors
New work for four-mallet marimba utilizing modern performance techniques. Rosa Xanthina is the scientific name for the species of flower also known as the yellow rose. Yellow roses symbolize friendship as well as confidence and beauty. Written for 5-octave instrument.

MS-10055
Price: $10.00 


SCOTLAND
Murray Houllif
This three movement unaccompanied solo can be effectively performed on either marimba or vibraphone.

MS-10046
Price: $6.00 

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SONATA IN A MINOR (Allegro) K.36 L.245
Dominico Scarlatti arr. Mario Gaetano
This single movement unaccompanied solo for marimba includes great mallet markings and dynamic interpretation.
One of Scarlatti’s keyboard Sonatas. Great concert piece.

MS-10056
Price: $10.00 


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SONATA IN D MINOR (Largo) K.34 L.507
Dominico Scarlatti arr. Mario Gaetano
This single movement unaccompanied solo for marimba includes great mallet markings and dynamic interpretation.
One of Scarlatti’s keyboard Sonatas. A great introduction into Baroque performance on the marimba.

MS-10057
Price: $8.00 


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SPANISH DANCE NO. 1 (ALLEGRO BRIOSO)
M. Moszkowski/arr. James L. Moore 
A fine arrangement for two mallet solo with piano accompaniment of this classic piece. On several high school contest lists.

MS-10047 (OH, NY, FL)
Price: $7.00 



SPANISH DANCE NO. 5 (BOLERO)
M. Moszkowski/arr. James L. Moore 
A fine arrangement for two mallet solo with piano accompaniment of this classic piece.

MS-10048 (NY, FL)
Price: $7.00 

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SUITE MODERNE
Sharon Smith 
Contemporary harmonies and only moderately difficult four mallet writing makes this a very rewarding work to play.


MS-10049 (IN, VA, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $10.00 


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TEQUILA SUNRISE
Cary Dachtyl 

Tequila Sunrise is a fun to play marimba solo concert piece. Many students have used it for audition and competitions for scholarships over the years when it was only available in manuscript format. After some encouragement from colleagues, I have “finally” engraved and released this solo. 

MS-10062
Price: $10.00 



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THREE FAMOUS MELODIES
arr. Ruth Jeanne 
Elementary three mallet unaccompanied solos playable on either marimba or vibraphone. Excellent material for players starting three mallet playing. Selections include “Goin’ Home” (Largo from New World Symphony) - Dvorak; “Londonderry Air” (Danny Boy) -English Folksong; and “ Moon Love” (Theme from Symphony No. 5) - Tschaikowsky.

MS-10050 (WI)
Price: $8.00 


THREE SPIRITUALS
arr. Mario Gaetano
These beloved spirituals- “Deep River”, “Little David Play On Yo’ Harp”. & “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” are beautifully arranged for unaccompanied solo marimba. Includes versions for both 5 octave & 4.3 octave marimbas.

MS-10051
Price: $10.00

TWO ETUDES FOR MARIMBA
Lorraine Goodrich Irvin
The challenging “Octave Etude” and “Etude In Thirds” are excellent material for technical development and performance.

MS-10052 (NY, IN, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $5.00 

TWO SCENES FOR MARIMBA
Shirley Hixson 
Two sonorous pieces introducing 6 mallet technique, also optionally playable with indications for 3, 4, or 5 mallet performance.

MS-10053 (VA)
Price: $4.00 

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VANISHING WARRIOR - Marimba Solo (3 mallets) - Grade 2-3
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr.
This 3 mallet solo (2 left, 1 right) is designed to introduce beginning or intermediate mallet players to multiple mallet playing. The modal flavor and variety of styles, especially the "tribal" rhythmic feeling in the final section will capture any player's imagination.

MS-10054
Price: $4.00 

Vanishing Warrior performed by Josh Hale, student of Jeffrey Parthun
at Tecumseh Junior High in Lafayette, IN.


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WHAT THE STARS HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN - Orchestra Bell Solo 
Mark Shelton 
Interesting and entertaining 4 mallet solo on orchestra bells. Multi meter 
and impovisatory sections make this a challenging solo.  
Also playable on vibraphone.

MS-10063
PRICE: $12.00


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