| ||Jason Bahr-Contemplations of Darkness and Light |
Intermediate. NEW from Marimba Productions!.
|Ludwig von Beethoven/Arranged by Juan Vazquez-Fur Elise|
(4-mallet vibraphone solo, 5 pages, Grade3)
A beautiful 4-mallet adaptation of one of Beethoven's most beloved works. While dynamics are kept to a minimum to encourage self expression, stickings are provided to guide young performers. Ideally suited for the vibraphone and sure to become a favorite.
| ||Thomas Briggs-Reminiscence For Solo Vibraphone|
(4-mallet Vibraphone solo, 14 pages, Grade 6)
Unaccompanied and written in 5 contrastin movements. Although very difficult, this unique solo provides a welcome addition to college recitals.
|Tobias Broström-Scene for Vibraphone |
Scene for Vibraphone is a solo with cymbal, wind chimes and two java gongs providing the decorative textures. The piece is composed from an almost modal point of view with the note f as a central reference. Suggestive, free-tonal and narrative in character. Intermediate/Advanced, Duration 5:30 Advanced. Marimba productions.
| ||Debussy/Arr. Karen Ervin-Pershing-Arabesque for Solo Vibraphone|
Vibraphone 4 Mallets (Classical). Advanced. Marimba Productions.
|Debussy/Arr. Karen Ervin-Pershing-Reverie|
Vibraphone 4 Mallets. Intermediate. Marimba Priductions.
| ||Franco Donatoni-Omar|
Two pieces for vibraphone. (Due pezzi per vibrafono.) Ricordi/Hal Leonard. 1985.
|Ian Finkel-Solos for the Vibraphone Player|
Included are 33 solos for vibraphone. Hal Leonard/C. Schirmir, Inc.
| ||The Gershwin Mallet Collection: Five Classics Arranged for Marimba and Vibraphone|
Music by george Gershwin arranged by Anders Astrand. Alfred Publing. 2008.
|Gary Gibson-Wallflower, Snowbird, Carillon |
Vibraphone, (4 Mallets). Intermediate. Marimba Productions./Studio 4.
| ||Lynn Glassock-Reflections |
Vibraphone 4 Mallets. Advanced. Marimba Productions.
|Mark Glentworth-Broken Silence |
One of three movements from Vibraphone Suite No. 1. The opening and ending of the piece allow the perform to play very freely. The main body of the work has a swing feel. May be performed as a solo or as part of the suite. Advanced. Marimba Productions.
| ||Mark Glentworth-Ilmo |
One of three movements from Vibraphone Suite No. 1. Impromptu in style. Can be performed as a solo or as part of the suite. Advanced. Marimba Productions.
|Mark Glentworth-Sunbell |
One of three movements from Vibraphone Suite No. 1. This movement is dedicated to Evelyn Glennie and like the others may be performed as a solo or as part of the suite. Begins and ends with shimmering left-hand rolls. Features a central Latin section. Advanced. Marimba Productions.
| ||Joshua Gottry-Motion|
Vibraphone (Classical) 4 Mallets. A study in arpeggiation, Motion not only demands constant tonal beauty, but also encourages the intermediate vibraphonist to develop smooth pedalling skills and subtle dynamic control. Studio 4/Marimba Productions.
|Thom Hasenpflug-Closet Carnival for Solo Vibraharp|
Delightfully unpretentious. A must play! Intermediate. Marimba Productions.
| ||Raymond Helble-Sonata Brevis for Solo Vibraphone|
Vibraphone 2 & 4 Mallets. Advanced. Marimba Productions.
|Murray Houllif-Waltz for a Lady|
A quiet, pretty waltz that makes an excellent first vibraphone solo for the intermediate player, it will encourage good tone production and sensitive phrasing. Studio 4/Alfred Publishers. 2004. Advanced. Grade:IV
| ||Tim Huesgen-Trilogy|
Three movements for solo vibraphone. Meredith Music/Hal Leonard.
|Bertold Hummel-Tempo Di Valse - Vibraphone Solo|
This edition: BAT34. A battere. Book only. 7 pages. Published by Schott Music. (49000675) /Hal Leonard.
| ||John Immerso-Canzona VI|
(4-mallet vibraphone solo, 2 pages, Grade 3)
This expressive solo may be performed on the vibraphone or marimba. 4-mallet throughout, slow legato, unaccompanied, with traditional harmonies. Students will enjoy working out the left hand ostinato bass notes while playing the melody in the right hand. A graceful and beautiful solo!
|John Immerso-Tranquility No. 1 |
(4-mallet vibraphone solo, 2 pages, Grade 3)
A beautifully melodic solo for unaccompanied 4-mallet vibraphone. Although this solo was intended for young players, it has proven to be most appropriate on college recitals. Its open structure and simple rhythms will provide the performer and listener alike with a warm and satisfying musical experience. Highly recommended!
| ||Gelnn Kotche-Fantasy on a Shona Theme|
For solo vibraphone or marimba.This piece originated from an mbira melody transposed to vibraphone. Alfred Pub. 5 pages.
|David Kovins-Vibraphone Portfolio: 5 Solos For 4 Mallets|
A unique and impressive collection of original pieces from vibraphonist David Kovins. Performers at the intermediate level will find each selection instructive in all aspects of vibraphone technique, yet still challenging and interesting to play. Each selection is prefaced with performance notes, and the accompanying CD includes recordings of each piece, played by the author, that illustrate every technique and performance feature. Book and CD.
| ||Michael LaRosa-Chamber Piece for Solo Vibraphone|
Contemporary harmonies, left hand roll and improvisational section in this musical four mallet solo. Ideal recital piece. Medium to advanced level. Somers Music Publications.
|Max Leth-Lethation for Solo Vibraphone|
4 mallets. Studio 4 Music/Marimba Productions. Solo Vibraphone.
| ||Max Leth-Pailleth for Solo Vibraphone(4 Mallets)|
Advanced. MStudio 4/Marimba Productions.
|Max Leth-Pulsation for Solo Vibraphone|
4 Mallets. Studio 4/Marimba Productions.
| ||Bruce P. Mahin-Of Mice and Men|
(4-mallet vibraphone solo, 7 pages, CD, Grade 5)
Of Mice and Men reveals a typical day in the house of a person being terrorized by a mouse (electromechanical or otherwise). The vibraphonist is accompanied by a computer (or CD), which follows the performer's actions, makes decisions about tempo, duration and other musical parameters.
|Phillippe Manoury-Le Livre Des Claviers; Solo de vibraphone|
Amphion/Hal leonard. 5 pages.
| ||Bill Molenhof-European Gallery: A Collection of Classical Solos for Vibraphone and Marimba|
Advanced collection. Warner Bros. 28 pages.
|Bill Molenhof-New Vibe Madness|
A new arrangement of two former marimba pieces plus two new original tunes for vibraphone solo with piano accompaniment. Bass and drums may also be added. A CD with Bill performing the vibe part is included. Warner Bros. Pub.
| ||Frank Picarazzi-Three Etudes For Vibraphone|
Studio 4/Marimba Productions.
|John Mark Piper (Ar.)-Amazing Grace|
For solo vibraphone, with lead sheet for optimal rhythm section accompaniment. A challenging arrangement of the old traditional tune, including a section which shows off the performer's improvisatory skills, this one is sure to be a favorite with performers and audience alike. (Piper's concert performances of "Amazing Grace" have unfailingly brought down the house!) Studio 4 Music.
| ||John Mark Piper-Baroque in Swing|
Baroque in Swing is another of the popular "Seven Songs for Vibraphone" performed and recorded by John Mark Piper. With its bouncy intro and rapid patters of rapid 16ths, this piece is a challenge and an opportunity for serious vibraphonists to display their skills. It's also a real audience-pleaser! May be performed as a solo or with rhythm section. For solo vibraphone, with lead sheet for optimal rhythm section accompaniment. Studio 4 Music./Marimba Productions.
|John Mark Piper-Conflicting Goodbyes|
Conflicting Goodbyes, as the title suggests, has a lyrical, introspective melody, requiring the soloist to play expressively and with attention to tonal and dynamic nuances. A lovely piece! For solo vibraphone with lead sheet for rhythm section accompaniment. 4 mallets. Advanced. Studio 4/Marimba Productions.
| ||John Mark Piper-Just a Step Away|
A slower, more introspective composition than 'Spring Valley Kids', 'Just a Step Away' offers the performer the opportunity to shape the composition through improvisation. For solo vibraphone, with lead sheet optimal rhythm section accompaniment. Studio 4 Music.
|John Mark Piper-Spot|
A bright 3/4 tune in C, easier to play than most of Piper's Seven Songs. Spot would make an excellent jury piece for the developing vibraphonistFor solo vibraphone, with lead sheet optimal rhythm section accompaniment. Intermediate. Studio 4 Music./Marimba Productions.
| ||John Mark Piper-Spring Valley Kids|
For solo vibraphone, with lead sheet optimal rhythm section accompaniment. A charming, lively solo, 'Spring Valley Kids' may be performed either by vibraphone alone or with optional rhythm section accompaniment (lead sheet included). 'Spring Valley Kids' and 'Just a Step Away' were the first two of John Mark Piper's 'Seven Songs for Vibraphone' to be published by Studio 4. Piper, developer of the Musser/Piper Vibraphone, is a busy performer and clinician, as well as a composer. Studio 4 Music.
|John Mark Piper-Stigmata|
Another of John Mark Piper's popular 'Seven Songs for Vibraphone', as performed by Piper in live performances and on CD. . May be performed as a solo or with rhythm section. Studio 4./Marimba Productions.
| ||John Mark Piper-Where Do Dreams Go?|
More reflective in character than 'Baroque in Swing', 'Dreams' asks the vibraphonist to shape flowing melodic lines through subtle dynamic variations. Dampening skills are essential! As with all the "Seven Songs," the vibraphonist is also given the opportunity to improvise. May be performed as a solo or with rhythm section. Studio 4 Music.
|Pulkkinen, Risto-Christian's Lullaby & Nicholas' Lullaby for Solo Vibraphone |
Vibraphone 4 Mallets. Studio 4 Music/Marimba productions.
| ||Stuart Sacks-Gospel Reflections|
This work is an appealing treatment of various hymn tunes woven together into one continuous showcase for the solo vibist's musicality and interpretive abilities. Suitable for the recital orsacred settings. Advanced High School/College. Honey Rock Publications.
|Walter Saul-In Memory and Hope of Mt. St. Helens|
(4-mallet vibraphone solo, 8 page part, 23 page piano score, Grade 5)
Written for vibraphone an piano to memorialize the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, this three movement work seeks to depict not only the fury of May 10, 1980 and the resulting devastation, but also the hope engendered by the new life now very much evident around Mt. St. Helens. "The writing fits the piano and vibraphone to a "T" and every note is important. The final fugue has a touch of sophisticated humor... a work of mystery. passion, and exultant confirmation. "Doug Walter, University of Colorado.
| ||Sturat Saunders Smith-The Links Series of Vibraphone Essays|
This series of solo vibraphone pieces include Links, Links No.2, and Links No.3. Smith Publications.
|Stuart Saunders Smith-One for Syl|
This four-mallet solo is fast becoming a standard work for vibraphone. Contemporary tonality with both measured and unmeasured lines are combined in this interesting work.It is an excellent first four mallet solo. Somers Music Publications.
| ||Charlie Shoemake-Bopt' Mystic|
Vibraphone solo. Studio 4 Music.
|Sheila Silver-Theme And Variations for Bowed Vibraphone|
Advanced. Studio 4/Marimba Productions.
| ||Alvin Singleton-Argoru VII|
For solo vibraphone. Helicon Music Corp./Hal Leonard. EA804. 4 pages.
Vibraphone solo. Approx. duration 3;30. Four mallets. Medium difficulty.
| ||Julie Spencer-Tranquility|
Vibraphone solo, approx. duration: 5 minutes, four mallets, intermediate level.
|Daniel Steiner-Life Circle for Vibraphone Solo|
Four mallet solo by well known Swiss composer. .
| ||Gitta Steiner-Sonata for Solo Vibraphone|
A major work for vibraphone. Both Jazz and contemporary harmonies are skillfully combined in this challenging four mallet solo. A must for the college or professional repertoire. "...a valuable contribution to the literature for solo vibraphone."-Percussive Notes Magazine. Advanced level. Somers Music Publications.
|Brad Stirtz-Sonatina for Vibraharp|
Meredith Music/Hal Leonard.
| ||George Tanchev-Folk Ballad|
This is a four mallet vibraphone solo appropriate for the intermediate level player. Written in A-B-A format/slow/fast/slow. It gives an opportunity to show musicality and sensitivity and requires a good jazz feel from the performer. It gives freedom to chose your own pedaling and dampening. There is just a hint of Bulgarian folk music idioms at the end hence the title Folk Ballad. Winner of the special prize of the Union of the Bulgarian Composers 1994. Tantchev Publishing.
|Saverio Tasca-Market Day|
For solo vibraphone. Starting with a slow and relaxed introduction that makes use of bowed notes as well as a melody played with mallets, the piece quickly moves into a very rhythmic groove. For the intermediate and advanced performer this will be an accessible piece that would be very audience friendly. Duration: 7' 15". Advanced high school/college. Honey Rock Publishers. 3rd. place winner: PAS Composition Contest 2004.
| ||Ure, James-Muse of the Mallets, The Part 2 |
In this composition, Ure treats the vibraphone as a classical instrument and explores its natural polyphonic ability. Intermediate. Marimba productions.
|Martin P. Weir-Thinking of Jacque|
This is a challenging four-mallet vibraphone solo. Great for development of subtle dampening techniques. Advanced high school or college. A review from Percussive Notes writes: "Written in a gorgeous ballad style....Thinking of Jacque is a welcome addition to four-mallet, solo vibraphone literature...a quality work..." Honey Rock Publishers.
| ||David Wheatley-The Messenger|
Vibraphone 4 Mallets. Advanced. Studio 4/Marimba Productions.
|Ruud Wiener-Six Solos for Vibraphone, Vol. 2|
Medium-difficult solos for vibraphone by well-known Swiss percussionist Ruud Wiener.