New Marimba Music Survey

Prepared by Mark Ford

New Marimba Music Survey: I sent a survey to over 150 marimbists, composers and educators from around the world asking them send me 1 to 4 marimba solos written in the last 10 years that they feel represent the “new wave” of marimba literature. By recommending these works the respondents stated that, regardless of difficulty level, these pieces capture the potential of the marimba in a unique and expressive musical manner. The recipients were encouraged to list their own music or commissions if they desired. The survey is not meant to be exclusive, but rather serve as a foundation for further growth and exploration into new marimba literature. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the survey.

TITLE COMPOSER PUBLISHER DATE LEVEL RECOMENDATIONS BY: LINKS:
Wave Impressions II – Concerto for Two Marimbas Abe, Keiko Xebec Publishing 2014 Advanced Keiko Abe, Toho Gauken Conservatory, Toyko, Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv9FNQh9h4E
A Song (Cobalt Blue) For Soprano and Marimba Abe, Keiko/ Ney Rosauro Pro Percussao Brasil/ Mallet Works Music 2012 Intermediate Ney Rosauro. Prof. Emeritus of Percussion at University of Miami, FL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV03dkMwRIU
Sones de America Acosta, Igmar Alderete Norsk Musikforlag 2010 Advanced Katarzyna Mycka, Marimba Artist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–5TyLEdBU0
Techno Campero Modelo 79 Agudelo, Victor Manuscript 2009 Intermediate Alejandro Ruiz/Orquesta filarmónica de Medellín and ARZ Marimba School. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J5e9Qe5lzc
I Will See You Again Alamo, Juan Innovative Percussion 2009 Intermediate Juan Alamo, University of North Carolina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQZBzJWZ3JU
Feel the Sunlight for Solo Marimba Albert, Ludwig Ludwig Albert Publisher 2012 Advanced Ludwig Albert, Royal Conservatorie Antwerp www.ludwigalbert.com
Nimbostratus for solo Marimba Albert, Ludwig Beurskens Music Edition 2007 Advanced Ludwig Albert, Royal Conservatorie Antwerp
The Universe Concerto Albert, Ludwig Dhalmann Publications 2012 Advanced Ludwig Albert, Royal Conservatorie Antwerp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pODkZcS9mm0
The Zebra Aldridge, Robert Edition Peters 2009 Advanced Dane Richeson, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
Intermediate Master works for Marimba
Volumes 1 and 2
Andriessen, Louis
Simon, Paul
Stucky, Steven
Ung, Chinary
C.F Peters Corporation 2009 Intermediate William Moersch, University of Illinois
Mani.Matta Billone, Pierluigi Self Published 2008 Advanced Andrew Bliss, Neif-Norf/ University of Tennessee http://www.pierluigibillone.com/en/home/
Sonata For Marimba Blazewicz, Marcin Edition Svitzer 2009 Advanced Jason Baker, Mississippi State University http://www.editionsvitzer.com
Over There Bley, Carla C.F Peters Corporation 2008 Advanced Nancy Zeltsman, The Boston Conservatory, Berklee College of Music
Laurent Warnier, Joint Venture Percussion Duo
Dane Richeson, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
http://www.bridgerecords.com/products/
…Like a burden too heavy Blume, Brian Tapspace 2013 Intermediate Stephen Crawford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7nPvnb1XH8
Elements for Marimba Bobo, Kevin PercMaster Publications 2012 Advanced Bill Rice, James Madison University
ECHOES for Marimba Bobo, Kevin PercMaster Publications 2008 Beginner Gifford Howarth, Bloomsburg University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTKNUqVT4lM
Trois Tableaux Broström, Tobias Edition Svitzer 2009 Advanced Matthew Coley, Iowa State University
Irena Manolova, Lucid Duo
http://www.editionsvitzer.com/archive_valgt.php?id_vaerk=92
Sara’s Song Burritt, Michael Keyboard Percussion Publications 2013 Advanced Michael Burritt, Eastman School of Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq2nT8-Wx6A
The Islands Burritt, Michael Keyboard Percussion Publications 2013 Intermediate Michael Burritt, Eastman School of Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drm53lEzGsE
Character No. 5 Cangelosi, Casey Casey Cangelosi Music 2010 Advanced Eric Willie, Assistant Professor of Percussion UNCG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StuHfpDD974
Opening Cangelosi, Casey Casey Cangelosi Music 2014 Intermediate Jason Baker, Mississippi State University http://caseycangelosi.com
Etude in E Minor Cangelosi, Casey Casey Cangelosi Music 2011 Advanced Casey Cangelosi, Concord College http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BrBKbIA_Wo
White Knuckle Stroll Cangelosi, Casey Casey Cangelosi Music 2009 Advanced Stephen Crawford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
David P. Eyler, Concordia College
Bill Rice, James Madison University
Fernando Meza, University of Minnesota
John R. Beck, UNC School of the Arts
Jason Huxtable, Maraca2
Jon Wacker, East Carolina University
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yIidaajecE
Concerto No. 2 Cangelosi, Casey Casey Cangelosi Music 2013 Advanced Chal Ragsdale, University of Arkansas
Tomasz Golinski, Lucid Duo
http://caseycangelosi.com
Figment V Carter, Elliot Boosey & Hawkes 2009 Intermediate Mike Truesdell, Rutgers University
Solar Myth Chang, Chiung-Ying 2010 Advanced Kai Stensgaard, Freelance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMthxOWjg9U
Etude in D Major Cheung, Pius Pius Cheung 2009 Advanced Pius Cheung, University of Oregon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkIqz20qEig
Etude in E minor Cheung, Pius Pius Cheung 2006 Advanced Jason Baker, Mississippi State University Frederic Macarez, Paris ConservatoryMark Ford, University of North TexasTomasz Golinsk, Lucid DuoJuan Alamo, University of North CarolinaFernando Meza, University of MinnesotaJason Huxtable, Maraca2Kai Stensgaard, FreelancePius Cheung, University of Oregon http://piuscheung.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKKOO8EPQAU
Musical Moment No. 5 Cheung, Pius Pius Cheung 2004 Advanced Pius Cheung, University of Oregon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGNkib9AM38
Nocturne in G Major Cheung, Pius Pius Cheung 2011 Advanced Tim Palmer/ Maraca2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksAj7Zh7uSA
Nocturne in Gb Major Cheung, Pius Pius Cheung 2013 Advanced Pius Cheung, University of OregonCasey Cangelosi, Concord College https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksAj7Zh7uSA
Etudes Cheung, Pius Self Published 2006 Advanced Akiko Goto, Freelance Percussion
Symphonic Poem Cheung, Pius Self Published 2007 Advanced Akiko Goto, Freelance Percussion
Eriko Daimo, Marimba soloist
Sonata in C Cheung, Pius Pius Cheung 2005 Advanced Rebecca Kite, Marimba Soloist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj9wmX1OLRY
Nocturne in F minor Cheung, Pius Pius Cheung 2012 Advanced Rebecca Kite, Marimba Soloist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl-4lhZk1ws
Wild Rose Bilic, Ivana Edition Svitzer 2011 Advanced Jeff Moore, Central Florida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Pnkj1IqXg
Remembering Tomorrow (Marimba and Flute) Crawford, Stephen HoneyRock 2004 Intermediate Stephen Crawford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpYsVn2raXU
A Winter Prelude Daughtrey, Nathan C. Alan Publications 2008 Jon Wacker, East Carolina University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYPqqNnMntk
Plastic Satin
solo marimba and digital accompaniment
Eldridge, Ryan Fornine Music 2014 Advanced Brian West, Texas Christian University
Boomslang Etezady, Roshanne Self Published 2007 Advanced Gwen (Burgett) Dease – Michigan State University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hJORrTzpmc
Torch Fambrough, Gene Self Published 2014 Intermediate Gene Fambrough, University of Alabama at Birmingham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWRVIyTvLpw
Where thou art, that is home Fambrough, Gene Self Published 2014 Intermediate Gene Fambrough, University of Alabama at Birmingham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHV5-Jks-qg
Occam’s Razor Marimba with quartet Fambrough, Gene Self Published 2014 Intermediate Gene Fambrough, University of Alabama at Birmingham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4i0GxnMBn4
The Green Road Ford, Mark Innovative Percussion 2008 Advanced Jim Lambert, Cameron University
Kingdom Lore Fanfare Ford, Mark Innovative Percussion 2005 Advanced Mark Ford, University of North Texas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlppa1J6qCA
stealing a moment… Ford, Mark Innovative Percussion 2010 Advanced Mark Ford, University of North Texas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r23DVvzkXE&list=UUcPOcVAieRock929gDszIUg
The Green Road Duo Ford, Mark Smith, Ed Innovative Percussion 2013 Advanced Jim Lambert, Cameron University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBm1fwY-IhI
Michiyuki – Road to Death Fowler, Paul Studio 4 Music 2002 Advanced Naoko Sharp, Marimba Soloist www.Paulfowler.net
Between Dusk and Dawn Friedman, David Norsk Musikforlag 2007 Advanced Katarzyna Mycka, Marimba Soloist
Dance of Words Fukushima, Aiko Edition Svitzer 2013 Advanced Stephen Crawford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PmOI4lSjdk
Souvenir from Chisinau Galay, Daniel Edition Svitzer 2009 Intermediate Matthew Coley, Iowa State University http://www.editionsvitzer.com/archive_valgt.php?id_vaerk=103
Percussion Concerto No3 ‘Genesis’ Georgiev, Martin Manuscript 2011 Advanced Tatiana Koleva – ‘Youth Percussion Pool’,
Codarts Conservatory – Rotterdam
http://martingeorgiev.net
Eravie Gerassimez, Alexej Edition Svitzer 2009 Intermediate Casey Cangelosi, Concord College
Backbeat Gibson, Robert American Composer’s Alliance 2014  Advanced Lee Hinkle, University of Maryland
Luminosity Golinski, Tomasz Edition Svitzer 2012 Advanced Jeff Moore, Central Florida
Irena Manolova, Lucid DuoCasey Cangelosi, Concord UniversityMark Ford, University of North Texas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilgv_2ePLHY
Caractére Gudefin, Jordan Alfonce 2010 Intermediate Walter Mertens, Music Academy of Schoten (Antwerp) Belgium, Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iDMTo-drq4
Apocalypric Etude Hall, David C. Alan Publications 2009 Advanced Brian West, Texas Christian University http://arts.unl.edu/music/faculty/dave-hall
Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat Minor Harder, Lane Alternate Chords 2013 Advanced Brian Nozny, Troy University http://soundcloud.com/lane-harder
April Sun Harnsberger, Andy Paragon Percussion 2010 Intermediate Gene Fambrough, University of Alabama at Birmingham http://andyharnsberger.com/
Fear of Silence for solo marimba Harrison, Joel Bachovich Music 2007 Advanced Andrew Beall, composer, percussionist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nZWM7d70Vk
In the Fire of Conflict Audio Playback Hatzis, Christos Promethean Editions 2008 Advanced Fernando Meza, University of Minnesota
Beverley Johnston, University of Toronto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ2b4Fp5zJ4
Fertility Rites Hatzis, Christos Promethean Editions 2007 Advanced Gary Cook, Emeritus University of Arizona https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbn7eNCdf0s
Circe Hause, Evan Evan Hause 2004 Advanced Rebecca Kite, Marimba Soloist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KScGkNZ5iJQ
Chorinho Picante Hersch, Fred Edition Peters 2009 Intermediate Dane Richeson, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcdcH2nQj5M
Ki-La-Li Hiromitsu, Mayumi Gerard Billaudot – Paris 2002 Advanced Frederic Macarez, Paris Conservatory
Loops IV Hurel, Philippe Lemoine 2005 Advanced Andrew Bliss, neif-norf/ University of Tennessee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvz4ijHFY2k
Through Flowers Iachimciuc, Igor Sonic Inertia Publications 2008 Intermediate Matthew Coley, Iowa State University www.hearMatthewColey.com/SIP
Concerto For Marimba and Orchestra Ichiyanagi, Toshi Schott Music 2012 Advanced Akiko Goto, Freelance Percussion
Traces of Incertitude for marimba and organ Ignatowicz-Glinska, Anna Norsk Musikforlag 2013 Advanced Katarzyna Mycka, Marimba Soloist
Metamorfosi Concertante “Siguiriya Gitana”
per Marimba e Percussione e Zapateo
Imai, Shigeyuki Japan Federation of Composers 2005 Advanced Akiko Goto, Freelance Percussion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6thXFOI5htM
Buried Fire (Marimba and Multi-Percussion) Inamori, Yasutaki Studio 4 Music 2003 Advanced Naoko (Takada) Sharp, Marimba Soloist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnfZnY20Lqw
Japanese Folk Song Inamori, Yasutaki Studio 4 Music 2003 Advanced Naoko (Takada) Sharp, Marimba Soloist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpUFHYJdXrw
Petals in the Wind Inamori, Yasutaki Studio 4 Music 2003 Advanced Naoko (Takada) Sharp, Marimba Soloist http://www.editiongravis.de/
Morning Thoughts Jolas, Betsy C.F Peters Corporation 2009 Intermediate Laurent Warnier, Joint Venture Percussion Duo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGAGJTjyslg
Minotaurus Kaiser, Leander C. Alan Publications 2008 Intermediate David P. Eyler, Concordia College
Iloï Kaplan, Adolpho Dhalmann 2006 Advanced Andrew Bliss, neif-norf/ University of Tennessee http://www.dhalmann.fr/efdps/en/marimba
Six Concert Etudes for Marimba Klatzow, Peter 2010 Advanced  Tatiana Koleva – ‘Youth Percussion Pool’, ‘Amsterdam Marimba Weekend’Lisa Rogers, Texas Tech University
Chal Ragsdale, University of Arkansas
Eric Hollenbeck, Colorado State University
http://www.vicfirth.com/concert/
solo/keyboard/Klatzow_Marimba_etudes.php
Variations on the Theme by Paganini for two Marimbas Klatzow, Peter 2010 Advanced  Tatiana Koleva – ‘Youth Percussion Pool’, ‘Amsterdam Marimba Weekend’ http://www.vicfirth.com/concert/
solo/keyboard/Klatzow_Marimba_etudes.php
Haven Kolm, Jonathon Mostly Marimba 2009 Intermediate Thad Anderson, University of Central Florida http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe4luQnqsdo
Dance of the Witches Kopetzky, Eckhard Musikverlag Sulzbach-Rosenberg 2001 Intermediate Walter Mertens, Music Academy of Schoten (Antwerp) Belgium,
Concerto for aluphone/ Marimba and Orchestra Koppel, Anders Edition Wilhelm Hansen 2013 Advanced Anders Koppel, composer https://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&
fr=aaplw&p=Concerto+for+aluphone/
+Marimba+and+Orchestra+Koppel,+Anders
Mechanical Ballet
for xylophone, Vibraphone and 2 Marimbas
Koppel, Anders Edition Wilhelm Hansen 2014 Advanced Anders Koppel, composer
Overture for Percussion quartet and Brass Quintet Koppel, Anders Edition Wilhelm Hansen 2014 Advanced Anders Koppel, composer
Questions for Marimba Solo Koppel, Anders Edition Wilhelm Hansen 2014 Intermediate Anders Koppel, composer
Variations (after Viñao)
for two-mallet marimba solo
Koshinski, Gene Bachovich Music Publications 2010 Advanced Andrew Beall, composer, percussionist
Greg Giannascoli, Juillard Pre-College, New Jersey City University
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWK5njfLeEI
Bee Cult Kyriakides, Yannis Manuscript 2004 Advanced Tatiana Koleva – ‘Youth Percussion Pool’, ‘Amsterdam Marimba Weekend’
Danza Del Fuego for solo marimba La Barbera, John Bachovich Music 2007 Intermediate Andrew Beall, composer, percussionist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75jTpWusHbM
Idle Fancies Lansky, Paul Carl Fischer 2009 Advanced Thad Anderson, University of Central Florida
Gwen (Burgett) Dease, Michigan State University
Eric Hollenbeck, Colorado State University
William Moersch, University of Illinois
– http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/burgett.php
Like a Blind Man Tapping in the Dark Larsen, Libby Libby Larsen Publishing 2010 Advanced Fernando Meza, University of Minnesota https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04F_xYEEZOI
Marimba Vignettes Larson, Keith C. Alan Publications 2010 Intermediate David P. Eyler, Concordia College
Junctures Le Siege, Annette Seesaw 2007 Advanced Greg Giannascoli, Juilliard Pre-college, New Jersey City Univ.
Let it Rain Lennon, John Anthony Studio 4 Music 2002 Advanced Naoko (Takada) Sharp, Marimba Soloist http://composers.com/john-anthony-lennon
Water Sculpture Lesnik, Igor Bing Bang Productions 2013 Advanced Ludwig Albert, Royal Conservatorie Antwerp www.igorlesnik.com
Concertino No. 2 (Marimba and Percussion quartet) Lin, Chin Cheng Edition Svitzer 2014 Advanced Naoko (Takada) Sharp, Marimba Soloist www.chinchenglin.com
Kaleidoscope Lin, Chin Cheng Bing Bang Productions 2013 Advanced Eric Willie, Assistant Professor of Percussion UNCG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aOfJi1Kamg
Marimba Concerto No. 1 Lin, Chin Cheng Dhalmann Publications 2013 Advanced Eric Willie, Assistant Professor of Percussion UNCG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xCsl3WDz9c
Tango for Naoko Lin, Chin Cheng Edition Svitzer 2012 Advanced Naoko (Takada) Sharp, Marimba Soloist www.chinchenglin.com
Marimbadzah Lowry Mark C. Alan Publications 2013 Intermediate Lisa Rogers, Texas Tech University
Episodes (vol. 1) Macarez, Frederic Gerard Billaudot – Paris 2004 Intermediate Frederic Macarez, Orchestre de Paris, Paris Conservatory
Beast Mackey, Steve Edition Peters 2009 Intermediate Thad Anderson, University of Central Florida http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAjcdhOZiaw
NIEFLHEIM Maraján, Casaba Zoltán Edition Svitzer 2010 Advanced Nebojsa Zivkovic, Percussion Artist
Irena Manolova, Lucid Duo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCaMRLPuDeE
Moments for Marimba Marceau, Thomas R. HoneyRock 2012 Advanced Lisa Rogers, Texas Tech University
Mindwalk Mays, Lyle C.F Peters Corporation 2008 Advanced Nancy Zeltsman, The Boston Conservatory, Berklee College of Music
Laurent Warnier, Joint Venture Percussion Duo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SMP_WXyFhE,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozjl2pE0sL0
Colors of Earth and Sea McGuire, Kristen Shiner Media Press 2011 Advanced Kristen Shiner McGuier, Nazareth College of Rochester http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMqDpNFW2MA
El Retiro Mejia, Alfredo Manuscript 2010 Intermediate Alejandro Ruiz/Orquesta filarmónica de Medellín and ARZ marimba school.
Carousel Mertens, Walter Beurskens 2003 Beginner Walter Mertens, Music Academy of Schoten (Antwerp) Belgium, http://walter-mertens.weebly.com/
Black and Blue Michalek, Shawn Self Published 2010 Advanced Eric Willie, Assistant Professor of Percussion UNCG http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW-5wUIhyws
Ostinato Monkman, Jesse 2008 Advanced Jon Wacker, East Carolina Univeristy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SxI1_oEreE
Land Muramatsu, Takatsugu Beurskens Muzickuitgeverji 2004 Advanced Juan Alamo, University of North Carolina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY1k4_YRUUs
Song Collections Number 2 Naranjo, Valerie D. Mandara Music 2008 Advanced Valerie Naranjo, Freelance Percussion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7DJk2jxUkU
Banda Jel Naranjo, Valerie D. Mandara Music 2008 Advanced Valerie Naranjo, Freelance Percussion http://youtu.be/u3eu55wN5wY
Guun Naranjo, Valerie D. Mandara Music 2008 Advanced Valerie Naranjo, Freelance Percussion http://youtu.be/be/v-y7U6kdsqg
Three Fragments of Piya Nishimura, Akira Zen-On 2010 Advanced Pedro Carneiro, Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa
Downcycle Nozny, Brian Manuscript 2014 Advanced Scott Herring, University of South Carolina
Thief for Marimba and Tuned Pipes Nozny, Brian Self Published 2009 Intermediate Andy Harnsberger, Lee University http://briannozny.com/works/thief/
Impromptu for solo marimba O’Meara, Rich Marimba Prodcutions/ Keyboard Pub 2011 Advanced Rich O’Meara, Composer/percussionist http://www.facebook.com/richomeara
Liquid Bars Oliveira, João Pedro Mostly Marimba 2001 Advanced Pedro Carneiro, Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa http://www.podcast.de/episode/215436683/
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Band%2Btape%253A%2BJo%25C3%25A3o%2B
Pedro%2BOliveira/
Pachamama Osorio, Juan David Manuscript 2011 Advanced Alejandro Ruiz/Orquesta filarmónica de Medellín and ARZ marimba school.
Buenaventura a lo bien Osorio, Juan David Manuscript 2008 Intermediate Alejandro Ruiz/Orquesta filarmónica de Medellín and ARZ marimba school. http://we.tl/AyvXYmrNDj
Five Pieces for Solo Marimba Pereira, Joseph Bachovich Music Publications 2011 Advanced Andrew Beall, composer, percussionist, entrepreneur http://jpereiramusic.com/works/example-solo-work/
The Dethronement of the Earth from its Geometrical Pre-Eminence Peruzzolo-Vieira, Samual Self Published 2007 Advanced Eric Hollenbeck, Colorado State University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm60wOkapf8
Night and Fugue for marimba Phelps, Benjamin 2008 Lee Hinkle, University of Maryland
One Study, One Summary Psathas, John Promethean Editions 2008 Advanced Omar Carmenates, Furman University
Andy Harnsberger, Lee University
Brian Nozny, Troy University
Pedro Carneiro, Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa
Nebojsa Zivkovic, Percussion ArtistDave Hall, University of Nebraska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RC0qjMn2lE
Rhapsody Remington, Jacob C. Alan Publications 2010 Advanced Brian West, Texas Christian University
Sonata No. 1 Rice, Dwayne C. Alan Publications 2012 Advanced Brian West, Texas Christian University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WAbVw4J-_s
TRANSMIGRATION Richardson, Phil C. Alan Publications 2010 Intermediate Gifford Howarth, Bloomsburg University
Mestre Zeferino Rosauro, Ney Pro Percussao Brasil/ Mallet Works Music 2012 Intermediate Ney Rosauro. Prof Emeritus of Percussion at University of Miami, FL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUqlPl3Jfgw
Sugaria Sammut, Eric Norsk Musikforlag 2007 Advanced Fernando Meza, University of Minnesota http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNQveAeVQgA
Ameline Sammut, Eric Keyboard Percussion Publications 2010 Advanced Juan Alamo, University of North Carolina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o9re02vd7w
Il legno e la parola Sciarrino, Salvatore RaiTrade 2004 Advanced Andrew Bliss, Neif-Norf/ University of Tennessee
Tomasz Golinski, Lucid Duo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBt29NimPBo
Prelude no. 1 Sejourne, Emmanuel Norsk Musikforlag 2011 Advanced Jon Wacker, East Carolina University
Emmanuel Séjourné, Conservatoire de Strasbourg
Katarzyna Mycka, Marimba Soloist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr_sR6vuMtw
Concerto For Marimba and Strings Sejourne, Emmanuel Norsk Musikforlag 2005 Advanced Fernando Meza, University of Minnesota http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji_Cc6pFfQ4
Double Concerto
for Marimba, Vibraphone, Strings and Percussion Ensemble
Sejourne, Emmanuel Alfonce Productions 2012 Advanced Tatiana Koleva – Codarts Conservatory – Rotterdam,
Romantica Sejourne, Emmanuel Norsk Musikforlag 2007 Intermediate Emmanuel Séjourné, Conservatoire de Strasbourg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb0mnDe_I1Q
Marimbeats! for solo marimba Sekizawa, Mayumi Bachovich Music Publications 2014 Intermediate Andrew Beall, composer, percussionist, entrepreneur
Carbon Paper and Nitrogen Ink Silverman, Adam Adam B. Silverman Music Pub 2013 Advanced Brian Nozny, Troy University
Scott Herring, University of South Carolina
Andy Harnsberger, Lee UniversityDave Hall, University of Nebraska
http://www.adambsilverman.com
Amulet Simon, Paul C.F Peters Corporation 2008 Intermediate Nancy Zeltsman, The Boston Conservatory, Berklee College of Music
Laurent Warnier, Joint Venture Percussion Duo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfxdT1hPz5o
Long Distance Snowden, Steven manuscript 2013 Advanced Omar Carmenates, Furman University
Mike Truesdell, Rutgers University
http://www.stevensnowden.com/long-distance/
Estatic Sunlight Spencer, Julie Norsk Musikforlag 2004 Advanced Julie Spencer, Freelance Musician, Composer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nXrU-HrVWk
Everybody Talk about Freedom
A Rap Song for Solo Marimba
Spencer, Julie Norsk Musikforlag 2011 Advanced Julie Spencer, Freelance Musician/Composer
Beverley Johnston, University of Toronto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PHG36J9ILs
Wild Heron Spencer, Julie Norsk Musikforlag 2005 Advanced Julie Spencer, Freelance Musician/Composer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZeruuc6vXY
Water Falls Spencer, Julie Norsk Musikforlag 2004 Advanced Julie Spencer, Freelance Musician/Composer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYuqKUkSywQ
Hexagram Stensgaard, Kai MarimPercussion 2010 Advanced Kai Stensgaard, Freelance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5CekH0UxY
Zita Stensgaard, Kai MarimPercussion 2007 Intermediate Kai Stensgaard, Freelance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snXm47rxSms
Pure Imagination Stopa, Alex Tapspace 2012 Advanced Tim Palmer/ Maraca2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyKnm5pu-l0
Afternoon Footprints Stout, Gordon Manuscript 2014 Advanced Gordon Stout, Ithaca College
Gerulean Landscape Stout, Gordon Manuscript 2013 Intermediate Gordon Stout, Ithaca College
Outgoing
(for marimba, piano, timpani, and 2 percussion)
Stout, Gordon Manuscript 2011 Advanced Gordon Stout, Ithaca College
Quondam Reflections Stout, Gordon Keyboard Percussion Publications 2011 Advanced Bill Rice, James Madison University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZHZueKXwbM
Somewhere in Africa there’s a Whirlwind
for two marimbas
Stout, Gordon Manuscript 2010 Advanced Gordon Stout, Ithaca College www.Gordonstout,net/
Isabelle Dances Stucky, Steven Presser 2012 Advanced Michael Burritt, Eastman School of Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FEVVo6uBms
Quantasy Thornock, Neil Sonic Inertia Publications 2014 Intermediate Matthew Coley, Iowa State University www.hearMatthewColey.com/SIP
Song Book Trevino, Ivan Self Published 2010 Intermediate Eric Willie, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Chal Ragsdale, University of Arkansas
Gene Fambrough, University Alabama at Birmingham
http://ivandrums.com/
Memento Trevino, Ivan Self Published 2007 Intermediate Eric Hollenbeck, Colorado State University http://ivandrums.com/store/
A Cricket Sang and Set the Sun Tyson, Blake manuscript 2006 Intermediate Omar Carmenates, Furman University
Andy Harnsberger, Lee University
http://www.blaketyson.com/cricket/
Firefish Tyson, Blake Self Published 2010 Intermediate Gene Fambrough, University of Alabama at Birmingham http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljXClbyvxVY
For Dean Primmer Tywoniuk, Derek C.F Peters Corporation 2008 Intermediate Nancy Zeltsman, The Boston Conservatory, Berklee College of Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX7qD_nEu0o
Cinnabar Heart Ung, Chinary C.f Peters Corporation 2009 Intermediate Beverly Johnston, University of Toronto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjddg-hbxP4
Barracuda Septet
(extended) marimba solo and percussion ensemble
Veldhuis, Jacob ter Donemus 2009 Advanced Tatiana Koleva – ‘Youth Percussion Pool’, ‘Amsterdam Marimba Weekend’
Burritt Variations Viñao, Alejandro Self Published 2012 Advanced Jeff Moore, Central Florida
Michael Burritt, Eastman School of Music
Omar Carmenates, Furman UniversityDave Hall, University of Nebraska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9JepPHbx8
Khan Variations Viñao, Alejandro Self Published 2001 Advanced Nebojsa Zivkovic, Percussion Artist
Bill Rice, James Madison UniversityDave Hall, University of Nebraska
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrYEaoCsX4A
Variations and Romp Welcher, Dan 2013 Advanced Brian West, Texas Christian University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdbY8tPPfF8
Blue Motion Whibley, Stepehn Tapspace 2006 Advanced Jason Huxtable, Maraca2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdOPtMOEwDI
Secret Dialogues Wood, James Manuscript 2014 Advanced William Moersch, University of Illinois
op. 37 MAGMA for Solo Marimba Zivkovic, Nebojsa Edition Musica Europea 2010 Advanced Tomasz Golinski, Lucid DuoJeff Moore, Central Florida UniversityIrena Manolova, Lucid Duo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3-SyA2b7pw

Survey Conclusion: The idea for creating this survey was to communicate and share new music across a diverse cross-section of musicians. I expected to see stronger trends and overlapping of choices of marimba literature in the survey. While there were a few titles that received several recommendations, most of the 170 compositions on the survey had only one recommendation. Based on the result of this limited survey, the marimba world is searching and developing its core repertoire from the past ten years. This is a natural process in any artistic field. It also clearly shows that the quantity of marimba literature has expanded giving performers and audiences varied choices.

Specific Results:
Compositions that received more than three recommendations:
Etude in E Minor – Pius Cheung – 9 recommendations
White Knuckle Stroll – Casey Cangelosi – 7 recommendations
One Study, One Summary – John Psathas – 6 recommendations
Luminosity – Tomasz Golinski – 4 recommendations
Idle Fancies – Paul Lansky – 4 recommendations

Burritt Variations – Alejandro Vinao – 4 recommendations
Carbon Paper and Nitrogen Ink – Adam Silverman – 4 recommendations
Etudes for Marimba – Peter Klatzow – 4 recommendations

 

Composers that received multiple composition recommendations:
Pius Cheung – 9 compositions
Casey Cangelosi – 5 compositions
Chin Cheung Lin – 4 compositions
Emmanuel Sejourne – 4 compositions

Comments To This Entry.
  1. Lisa Kinworthy 24 November 2014 Reply

    Mark, what a great and extensive list. I notice most of the works listed are given an advanced or intermediate rating for difficulty, probably based upon those you asked. Is there anything in the works for a similar list from some of your high school colleagues who could recommend Intermediate to Beginner new works?

    Again, thanks for the work you’ve done.

    • Mark Ford 27 November 2014 Reply

      Thank you for your comment Lisa. Yes, most of these works are designed for advanced difficulty with some intermediate ones too. If we are going to find a great list of new marimba music for beginners and intermediate players, then that will require a new survey. But it is a great idea and a necessary one too!

      Best wishes, Mark

  2. Daniel Heagney 26 November 2014 Reply

    The “Etudes for Marimba- Book I, II” by Peter Klatzow are the same as the “Six Concert Etudes for Marimba.” When I commissioned them Peter originally divied them into two books, as Tatiana was part of the consortium she has the original version. Peter then decided to combine them into one collection when printing them for distribution. Therefore not only do they not need to be listed separately, but they should also be included in your final “Specific Results” as not only a composition that received more than 3 recommendations, but Peter should be listed as a composer who received multiple composition recommendations for the Etudes and his Variations on a Theme by Paganini (which has since been retitled as “Variations on the Theme of Paganini”).

    Thank you for putting this list together as it has given me plenty of music to research!
    Best wishes,
    Daniel Heagney

    • Mark Ford 27 November 2014 Reply

      Many thanks for these corrections Daniel. I’ll make these changes soon after the Thanksgiving holiday for Peter’s music.

      I’m glad that you are enjoying the list!

      Best, Mark

    • Mark Ford 9 December 2014 Reply

      Daniel, I have made the corrections. Please check them to be sure everything is correct. Thanks! Mark

      • Daniel Heagney 22 December 2014 Reply

        The title is now “Six Concert Etudes for Marimba,” it looks like you combined the recommendations under the original unpublished title of “Etudes for Marimba- Book I, II.”
        And if anyone is interested, here’s a link to my dissertation discussing these Etudes: http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-07232013-143545/unrestricted/heagney_diss_8.pdf

        • Mark Ford 1 February 2015

          Thanks again for your comments Daniel and the link to your dissertation. I have fixed the title in the survey. Best wishes! Mark

  3. Robert McCormick 30 November 2014 Reply

    Thank you for such a wonderful resource. I would like to add:

    “The Authors” by Stuart Saunders Smith (published by Smith Publications in believe in 2013). Truly a stunning work. Also the “Marimba Variations” by Charles Wourinen
    (published by Peters 2009). both works are advanced.

    Marimbarosa by Cayenna Rosa Ponchione (Connecticut Hill Publishers about 10 years ago is a favorite beginning to intermediate work)

    • Mark Ford 9 December 2014 Reply

      Robert,

      Many thanks for your comment! Yes, these works are great additions to the list. Thanks for sharing!

      Best wishes,

      Mark

  4. Alejandro Ruiz 1 December 2014 Reply

    There are well-known and new composers on this list and I am convinced that most of them and their pieces are in to the new wave of marimba literature. 
    Thanks professor Ford for such a valuable work. Also for this contribution, that helps to enrich and build standard marimba repertoire.

  5. ludwig Albert 4 December 2014 Reply

    Bravo Mark, interesting to see all those inspirational new works by familiar names but also new featuring composers. Surely those works will be a challenge for many. Lets share the passion for marimba.

    PS: My work “Feel the sunlight” is published by Dhalmann publications!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcznI8rPkcE

    Best regards,
    Ludwig ALBERT

    • Mark Ford 9 December 2014 Reply

      Thanks Ludwig for sharing your music in the survey as well as your new work, Feel the Sunlight! Bravo to you!!

      All the best!

      Mark

  6. alejandro 4 December 2014 Reply

    Professor Ford, thanks for such a valuable work!
    there are well-known and new composers on this list and I am convinced that most of them and their pieces are going to be in the new wave of marimba standard repertoire.
    Best wishes!
    Alejandro

    • Mark Ford 9 December 2014 Reply

      Many thanks Alejandro! And thank you for taking part in the survey!

      Best wishes,

      Mark

  7. Tomasz Goliński 5 December 2014 Reply

    Dear Mark, thank you very much for this research. It shows how marimba literature is developing as well as tastes of performers. Amazing work!

    Best wishes,
    Tomasz

    • Mark Ford 5 December 2014 Reply

      Many thanks Tomasz and congratulations on your music!

      Best wishes,

      Mark

  8. Bob Breithaupt 6 December 2014 Reply

    Mark – thanks for this list. I will be putting these together over the Chistmas break!

    Of course, this is laughable beyond belief at many levels, but the bottom line is that this is a great resource for both students and for those of us who are looking to build libraries for the benefit of our programs. Bravo!!!!

    • Mark Ford 9 December 2014 Reply

      Bob,

      It looks like you will have a busy Christmas holiday my friend! :)

      Many thanks for your comment and have a beautiful holiday!

      All the best,

      Mark

  9. julie spencer 7 December 2014 Reply

    Great idea, beautifully organized. Thanks for creating a treasure chest of musical material for all of us! It’s an important contribution you’ve made to the marimba world, and we’re all grateful!
    love and respect
    julie

    • Mark Ford 9 December 2014 Reply

      Julie,

      Thank you for your kind comments!! And thank you for your music!!

      I hope you and Gernot have a beautiful holiday season!

      Best wishes,

      Mark

  10. Kristen Shiner McGuire 9 December 2014 Reply

    Many thanks, Mark, for taking your time, energy and expertise to put this wonderful list together! What a great resource for us and our students.
    With much appreciation,
    Kristen Shiner McGuire, Coordinator of Percussion Studies, Nazareth College

    • Mark Ford 9 December 2014 Reply

      Thank you Kristen! And congratulations to you on your compositions!

      Happy Holidays!

      Mark

  11. kwangwon 25 January 2015 Reply

    Great Job ~~~~
    It is really helpful !!!!

    • Mark Ford 1 February 2015 Reply

      Many thanks! I’m glad this survey is helping you! Best wishes for your music! Mark

  12. Peter Hilborn 31 March 2015 Reply

    This is just fantastic! I have shared with all of my students. What a great resource!

    • Mark Ford 14 April 2015 Reply

      Peter, Many thanks for your message! I’m glad that you and your students can take advantage of this list!

      Best wishes, Mark

  13. Janis Potter 4 September 2015 Reply

    Wow. Mark, you have outdone yourself. My files look so empty now….guess it is time to get buying this amazing new list of repertoire. I would like to add a recommendation of “Run” by Jonathan Leshnoff, 2009- Advanced (composition professor at Towson University and composer in residence with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. The piece has received over 100 performances (according to Leshnoff’s records) self published at http://www.Jonathanleshnov.com Recording available by Janis Potter http://www.janmarimba.com
    My second recommendation is for Hymn Suite No. 1 (traditional, arr. Janis Potter) 2015- Intermediate/Advanced, self published available at http://www.janmarimba.com recordings coming soon

    • Mark Ford 12 September 2015 Reply

      Many thanks for your comments and suggestions Janis! These are great pieces to add to the list. Best wishes! Mark

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