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Featured Music from KPP

(by Gary D. Ziek)

Ziek: Serenade

Serenade is in six movements, written in contrasting styles.
"Intermediate marimbists searching for a piece of chamber repertoire that is not too taxing with nice stylistic caricatures might look to 'Serenade.' It's nice to see attention given to the marimba in a chamber setting as an equal partner and not a novelty instrument."
-- Percussive Notes


Gillece: Beija Flor

Beija Flor
(by Behn Gillece)

The Brazilian-Portugese title Beija Flor translates to "hummingbird" in English. The piece draws heavily on the Brazilian bossa nova style and is inspired by sounds found in nature. It was originally conceived as a solo vibraphone piece and later adapted for marimba.


arr. Venet: Rotation I

Rotation I
(arr. by Andrea Venet)

This arrangement of Eric Sammut's Rotation 1 by Andrea Venet is for a percussion ensemble of 10-14 players. With an expansion of orchestration and the addition of percussion parts, this arrangement provides a fun and groovy addition to your program.
"With additional harmonic elements, creative orchestration and challenging ensemble playing, this arrangement pays homage to the original while offering a new way to hear this classic."
-- Percussive Notes  


Morphic Resonance
(by Gordon Stout)

Stout: Morphic Resonance

Morphic Resonance is an extended composition of almost 10 minutes long. As it morphs through many different styles and sections it will challenge the most advanced marimbist, while providing a rewarding musical experience.
"This piece is technically quite difficult and will take a mature marimbist to perform it adequately."
-- Percussive Notes


Sammut: Ameline (Duo)

Ameline (Duo)
(by Eric Sammut)

Sammut's Ameline, for solo marimba, has been adapted to a duo format for marimba and vibraphone. This work is full of split, syncopated rhythms divided between the two instruments.

Colorado Springs
(by Leander Kaiser)

Kaiser: Colorado Springs

This work for 4.3 marimba is a medium-easy to medium-difficult, tonal, 4-mallet solo in which technical difficulties like fast interval changes are avoided. At 3:30 minutes in length, it combines a beautiful musical and melodic gesture with a wide range of dynamics.|
"This solo would be very appropriate for the second- or third-year four-mallet marimba student."

-- Percussive Notes




Artist News 


Fissinger: Suite for Marimba, recorded by Leigh Howard Stevens

Alfred Fissinger: Suite for Marimba

Newly released recording from Leigh Howard Stevens and Resonator Records. Now available as instant download.

Composed in 1950, Suite for Marimba is one of the earliest works composed specifically for solo marimba, and was championed by Vida Chenoweth.




Masters of the Vibes - Now Available!