New Music for 2018


In and Out for Trombone and Timpani
Nicholaus Meyers

This piece was composed to help fill a void in available chamber music for timpani. Especially, when it comes to duets. The work is divided into two sections. The first being a more relaxed lyrical introduction followed by a more dramatic rhythmic section.

Price $15.00


12 Drummers Drumming
arr. Dane Newlove
Another holiday ensemble from the pen of Dane Newlove. Written for large ensemble but accessible by a good Middle School percussion section.  Scored for bells, vibes, xylophone, 2 marimbas, timpani, snare and bass drums and two aux percussionists playing cymbals, bird whistle, cowbell, triangle, tambourine, bulb horn and claves. Sounds like fun? It is!

Price: $20.00


Slightly Funky for Trumpet and Percussion Nicholaus Meyers

The idea behind Slightly Funky was to compose a duet for trumpet and percussion with a small percussion set-up close to that of a drumset. Overall, the sound is similar to that of Funk music inspired by the band Galactic and that of James Brown. This composition would make a great opener or closer for a recital.

Price $15.00


Récit. - for solo vibraphone
Jean-Paul Lépine
A four mallet unaccompanied vibraphone solo from Belgian composer Jean-Paul Lépine. Challenging harmonies and tempo and dynamic markings create a true recitative where the performer can hone interpretive skills. Soon to become a classic for vibraphone.

Price $10.00


Drew Andreatta
A collection of popular Italian Arias arranged for Soprano voice with marimba accompaniment. Songs include: Amarilli, mia bella, Caro mio ben, Maria, dolce Maria, Nina, O del mio dolce ardoe and Come raggio di sol.
Great pieces for recital or concert.

Price: $20.00 

New Original Ragtime Solos 
from Ryan Garner


A collections of three original Rags: The Gray Fox, Summer Shuffle and Tappin’ Two Step. These pieces are arranged for xylophone and piano but could also be played on marimba. The Gray Fox is currently available from Permus Publications as a mallet ensemble (4 marimbas and solo xylophone - ME-10123 listed under Mallet ensembles.  Summer Shuffle will be available in the same format later in 2018.

Price $20.00

Belgian Composers Yves Carlin and Claudy Mahieu

CECI EST PRESQUUN TANGO - Yves Carlin and Claudy Mahieu - Marimba solo piano accompaniment.

This is the first of we hope many pieces from Yves and Claudy.
 "Almost a Tango" is written for Marimba with piano accompaniment. The two mallet solo utilizes the entire range of the marimba and is scored for 5 Octave with an alternate part for 4 1/3 Octave. The piano accomaniment is charming and the marimba solo is one of the best two mallet solos we have scene in some time. The recording below is the 5 Octave version.


New Book From Al Payson


Compiled and Edited by Al Payson
Reading and Musicality studies in the form of duets from Al Payson, Principle Percussionist emeritus of the Chicago Symphony. Mr. Payson has arranged these Novice to Intermediate duets so they can be played between any two mallet instruments (Marimba, Xylophone, Vibe or Glockenspiel), or either part can be played with playalong tracks provided below. 

Click here to Download Play-a-Long Files for Duets for Marimba

Price $15.00

AMBIRA Mallet Arrangements by Don Larsen


The set of “Danzas Espanolas” was composed by Enrique Granados between 1892 and 1900. They are among his earliest works. Inspiration for these arrangements came from hearing a LA Guitar Quartet performance on the radio of the “Villanesca”. I immediately heard the possibilities for an arrangement for mallet ensemble. Alicia De Laroccha’s superb piano performances on CD also inspired me to arrange the “Jota” and “Oriental”. My thanks to my friends and colleagues, members of the Ambira Mallet Ensemble, Murray Houllif, Alec Massaro, Ross Burwasser and Greg Charnon for bringing these arrangements to life. All recording by Ambira Mallet Ensemble.

VILLANESCA - Granados/Larsen 4 M/D Mallet Quartet scored for 3 Marimbas and vibraphone. ME-10120 $16.00

ORIENTAL - Granados/Larsen 3 M/D Mallet Trio scored for 3 Marimbas. ME-10121 $12.00

JOTA (RONDALLA ARGONESA) - Granados/Larsen 4 M/D Mallet Quartet scored for 3 Marimbas and vibraphone. ME-10122 $16.00


CHORUS OF THE BELLS from Pagliacci - Leoncavallo - arr. Cary Dachtyl
The Chorus of Bells, from Leoncavallo’s Il Pagliacci, is an arrangement of the vocal chorus of towns people on their way to vespers before a night at the traveling show. Little do they know what’s in store for them. The chorus starts very strong and fades away as the villagers move off to the church and ends quietly. 

Although mostly a mallet ensemble, the timpani and added orchestral percussion really adds to the piece.  Both marimba parts can be performed on a single instrument. If a 5 octave is available, the performer may transpose some of the Marimba 2 parts to a lower octave.

Price: $15.00

Kenyon Percussion Ensemble - Chorus of the Bells


Cary Dachtyl 

Tequila Sunrise is a fun to play marimba solo concert piece. Many students have used it for audition and competitions for scholarships over the years when it was only available in manuscript format. After some encouragement from colleagues and my teachers, I have “finally” engraved and released this solo. 

Price: $10.00 

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