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  • Dynamic Solos for Mallets contains a progressive variety of performance pieces, all performable on 3.5 octave instruments. The selections are designed to fortify recognitions of dynamics, as well as attention to detail.

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  • The xylophone part from Camille Saint-Saëns’s orchestral work Danse Macabre is one of the most famous excerpts for the instrument. (It also enjoys a broader familiar thanks to its similarity to the xylophone theme in the “Fossils” movement of Carnival of the Animals.) The violin and clarinet parts, among others, also feature memorable themes, many of...

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  • Composed by Edvard Grieg, Anitra’s Dance is preceded by In the Hall of the Mountain King in the famous Peer Gynt Suite. Originally scored for strings and triangle, and with a great deal of pizzicato playing in the strings, it allowed for a fairly seamlessly transfer to the idiom of percussion ensemble. The timbral palette is expanded by the addition of...

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  • A Baroque contemporary of Handel, Scarlatti composed more than 550 one-movement keyboard sonatas. This advanced marimba solo is an arrangement of one of the mellowest of those, Sonata in F Minor (L. 118/K. 466). In order to capture its ethereal ambiance, the soloist will be challenged to perform a delicate, connected legato and provide dynamic shaping...

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  • Four classics arranged for Orchestra Bells, Vibraphone and Marimba:   Musette in D Sheep My Safely Graze Minuet in G Gavotte 

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  • With the exception of one piano concerto and a small number of orchestral pieces, Russian composer Alexander Scriabin wrote exclusively for solo piano. Scriabin was just 15 years old when he composed this etude in 1887. In this mallet duet arrangement by Brian Slawson, the main focus becomes how two players must become one through impeccable communication...

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  • Designed to expose young players to the concept of odd meters and Mexican folk music, The Three Banditos places three players onto one marimba. The result is a fun and educational piece that is both light and rhythmic. This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for...

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  • J.S. Bach’s Two-Part Inventions is a collection of fifteen short keyboard works originally written by Bach as technical exercises for his students. They are contrapuntal pieces—two voices of equal value but independent in contour and rhythm—unlike “vertical” pieces that employ melody and harmony, basslines, etc. Born in the Renaissance period and coming...

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  • The popular Allegro from Handel’s Sonata in F Major for violin has been performed for centuries on a variety of instruments. Although adapting the piece to marimba isn’t a new concept, the accompaniment part has proved to be one of the biggest challenges performers have faced. In addition to the solo part customized for marimba, Slawson has...

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  • Today’s percussionists face diverse musical challenges. Understanding odd time signatures is an important step in the development of young players. Odd Duck is a charming piece written to introduce these younger players to the idea of odd meters—in this case 5/8—and how they can be broken down into groupings of 2 and 3. The piece stays playful and light,...

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  • El Paso Waltz is written for beginning mallet ensembles so that each student in the quartet provides a specific function: The vibraphone carries the melody; One of the marimba players outlines the chords while the other supplies the bass; The glockenspiel, as is typical in a variety of settings, brings color to the arrangement. If performed in a pleasant,...

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  • In 1843, while serving as music director at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, Mendelssohn completed the incidental music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the behest of King Frederick of Prussia. Incidental music most commonly appears between acts of a stage play or even between movements of a large-scale musical work. Even so, such pieces have...

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  • While Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—a flamboyant character with a propensity for having a good time—usually derived steady income, he grew accustomed to living well beyond his means. Surviving letters written by Mozart late in his very short life tell of desperate financial circumstances. Engaged in constant pleas for monetary assistance, Wolfgang was forced to...

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  • Harpsichord concerti were written throughout the Baroque era, particularly by J.S. Bach. However, this “Allegro” from Bach’s Concerto for 4 Harpsichords & Strings (BWV 1065) is based on Vivaldi’s Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor (RV 580). For one composer to “borrow” material from another during Bach’s time was considered a flattering gesture. Mallet...

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  • Taken from one of the many stunning cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is easily one of the most revered pieces in musical history. This arrangement by Grammy-nominated percussionist Brian Slawson is a chorale work and should be treated accordingly. As such, the piece is a grand opportunity to create a lyrical, sustained, vocal...

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  • Mendelssohn composed the incidental music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the behest of King Frederick of Prussia while serving as music director at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Now, Brian Slawson brings forth a brilliant percussion arrangement of the “Scherzo,” a movement that underscores the antics of Puck, a clever jokester in the...

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  • For three players, Top Tank is a rhythmic little piece in three sections. All three players have parts requiring them to keep time well and weave their sounds in amongst those of the other two players with constant dialog. A more sparse groove in the beginning transitions to a very active and groove-based section later on which then crescendos to a...

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  • Tale of the Dragon was designed to address musical elements often overlooked in selections commonly performed by young musicians. Designed for large elementary ensembles with no member limits, it is an inclusive piece intended for many uses. It calls for Orff-style pitched instruments, as well as unpitched instruments and employs elements that are bound...

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  • After opera’s decline of popularity in England during the 1730’s, Handel switched to writing oratorios. These were lengthy choral works without operatic staging or scenery, his most famous of these being Messiah. Another such work, Solomon, brings us the Entrance of the Queen of Sheba. Written for mallet ensemble and two flutes, Entrance of the Queen of...

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  • Dynamic Solos for Timpani offers an appealing array of performance pieces designed to foster a musical approach to timpani playing. Students are exposed to the use of dynamics in a gradual, coherent fashion, making it easy to understand their use as one of the essential vehicles for expression in music. Ideal for solo and ensemble, as well as concert use,...

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  • Imagine what the skeletons hear while dancing through graves on a crisp All Hallows’ Eve, and this may be it! In Cemetery Salsa, three intermediate players are featured on a single 4.3-octave (low A) marimba. Brian Slawson takes traditional salsa chord changes and complements them with odd and fluctuating time signatures, providing a quirky and fun...

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  • Brian Slawson captures the spirit of the third movement of Beethoven’s famous piano sonata (dubbed The Tempest) expertly with this rendition for vibraphone and two marimbas. The arrangement is rife with healthy musical challenges for keyboard trio: A relentless pulse that drives throughout the entire four minutes, extreme dynamics (mostly on the softer...

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  • The marimba is one of the most popular instruments in the Caribbean Islands. The performance of Caribbean music often features multiple players on a single marimba. Such is the case in Brian Slawson's The Three Buccaneers. Three players share one standard, 4.3-octave (low A) marimba to create a playful musical ride!

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