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Nancy Zeltsman’s Recommended Solo Marimba Literature

Beginner

Carulli, Ferdinando
Andante (transcr. Kite)

Peters, Mitchell
Sea Refractions

Peters, Mitchell
Waves

Pimental, L./Moore, J.
The Solo Marimbist, Vol. 1

Beginner to Intermediate

Brown, Thomas A.
Mexican Murals

DeLancey, Charles
Rosewood Blues

Gomez, Alice
Marimba Flamenca

Gottry, Josh
Irrelevant

Houliff, Murray
Two Pieces

Pimental, L./Moore, J.
The Solo Marimbist, Vol. 2

Rosauro, Ney
Seven Brazilian Children Songs

Wittiber, Benjamin
Autumn Marimba

Zeltsman, Nancy
Four-Mallet Marimba Playing

Zivkovic, Nebojsa J.
Funny Mallets, Book 1

Intermediate

Cotto, Orlando
Marimba For An Angel

Glennie, Evelyn
Three Chorales

O’Meara, Rich
Restless

Schmitt, Matthias
Ghanaia

Séjourné, Emmanuel
Nancy

Spencer, Julie
After the Storm

Zeltsman, Nancy
Four-Mallet Marimba Playing

Zivkovic, Nebojsa J.
Funny Mallets, Book 1

Intermediate to Advanced

Abe, Keiko
Ancient Vase (from 1st collection)

Abe, Keiko
Memories of the Seashore (from 1st collection)

Abe, Keiko
Prism (from 2nd collection)

Andriessen, Louis
Mouse Running (IMM, vol. 2)

Berg, Daniel
Over the Moon

Berg, Daniel
December

Cangelosi, Casey
Rattle and Hum

Carlton, Jude
Tune for Nep (IMM, vol. 2)

Carno, Zita
Suite for a Marimba with a Mind of Its Own

Chen, Yi Jing
Marimba (IMM, vol. 2)

Burritt, Michael
October Night

Edwards, Ross
Marimba Dances

Espel, Guillo
Zamba para escuchar tu silencio

Friedman, David
Air Sculpture

Friedman, David (Arr.)
The Christmas Song (by Mel Torme/Robert Wells)Friedman, David Izgalom

Friedman, David
Trying to Say Good-bye

Friedman, David        
Valse Binaire

Grom, Ian
Quintessence

Haddad, Ed
Have You Met Lydia? (IMM, vol. 1)

Hersch, Fred
Chorinho Picante (IMM, vol. 2)

Hersh, Howard
Run!

Hillborg, Anders
Two Pieces for Solo Marimba (IMM, vol. 1)

Jaeger, David
Lyrics

Jones, Darren
Two Little Movements (IMM, vol. 1)

Kinkelder, Dolf De
Touch

Levitan, Daniel
Opening Day (mvmt. II from Suite Nº 2)

Lorandi, Gaetano
Riflessi de Raggi Lunari (IMM, vol. 1)

Mackey, Steven
Beast (IMM, vol. 1)

Metcalf, Joanne
Floating and Grooving

Muramatsu, Takatsuga
Land

Naito, Akemi
Memory of the Woods

Netzer, Osnat
Taksim (IMM, vol. 1)

Okatani, Kaori
Three Colors for Solo Marimba (IMM, vol. 2)

Randall, J. K.
Through Lapland (IMM, vol. 2)

Séjourné, Emmanuel
Katamiya (from Internationale Soli für Percussion: 7 Stücke für Marimba)

Simon, Paul
Amulet (IMM, vol. 1)

Spencer, Julie
Chelsea Window

Spencer, Julie
Pink Elisa Spring

Spencer, Julie
White Squirrel

Stasack, Jennifer E.
Six Elegies Dancing

Stout, Gordon
Two Mexican Dances

Stucky, Steven
Dust Devil (IMM, vol. 2)

Tan, Alvina
Danson? (IMM, vol. 1)

Tywoniuk, Derek
For Dean Primmer (IMM, vol. 1)

Ung, Chinary
Cinnabar Heart (IMM, vol. 2)

Wallen, Errollyn
Remember, Marimba (IMM, vol. 2)

Wiener, Ruud
Capriccio Cristallino

Yoshioka, Takayoshi
Suite for Marimba Nº 1, 2 & 3

Zeltsman, Nancy
Four-Mallet Marimba Playing

Zivkovic, Nebojsa
J. Ilijas

Zivkovic, Nobojsa J.
Funny Marimba, Book 2

Advanced

Aldridge, Robert
From My Little Island

Aldridge, Robert
The Zebra (IMM, vol.1)

Bley, Carla
Over There (IMM, vol. 1)

Chen, Hsin-Yi (Sharon)
Sea of Trees

Chen, Hsin-Yi (Sharon)
The Swallow (Traditional Chinese)

Chen, Hsin-Yi (Sharon)
Variations on 'Little Golden Oriole'

Druckman, Jacob

Reflections on the Nature of Water

Ewazen, Eric
Northern Lights

Hatzis, Christos
Fertility Rites (with CD)

Ishii, Maki
Hiten-Seido III, op. 75

Jolas, Betsy
Morning Thoughts (IMM, vol. 2)

Lee, Thomas
Oboe Préludios...

Mackey, Steven
See Ya Thursday

Maggio, Robert
Songs from the Wood

Mays, Lyle
Mindwalk (IMM, vol. 2)

Rolfe, James
The Connection (with speaking, 1 performer)

Rolfe, James
Sticky (IMM, vol. 2)

Schuller, Gunther
Three Small Adventures (IMM, vol. 1)

Sueyoshi, Yasuo
Mirage pour Marimba

Smart, Gary
The Seasons

Spencer, Julie
Brothers in Peace

Zeltsman, Nancy
Four-Mallet Marimba Playing

Zivkovic, Nebojsa J.
Ultimatum I

Extremely Difficult

Andriessen, Louis
Woodpecker (with tuned temple blocks & wood blocks)

Bennett, Richard Rodney
After Syrinx II

Heider, Werner
Laudate Lignum

Klatzow, Peter
Dances of Earth and Fire

Lansky, Paul
Three Moves

Michalek, Shawn
black and blue

Schuller, Gunther
Marimbology

Schwantner, Joseph
Velocities

Thomas, Andrew
Merlin

Viñao, Alejandro
Khan Variations

[“IMM” is Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba, published by C.F. Peters Corporation]

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