In A City That Never Sleeps (2014)

Instrumentation: 5.0 Octave Marimba

Duration: 7:00


Phrenecticus (2012) - Etude in B Minor

Instrumentation: 5.0 Octave Marimba

Duration: 3:30

 "Phrenecticus" is the Latin word that is the origin of the English word frantic. This etude pushes the performer in control, endurance, precision, and finesse.  


Etude For Long Arms (2011) - Etude in C Minor

Instrumentation: 5.0 Octave Marimba

Duration: 2:00

"Etude For Long Arms" is a short 2 mallet marimba solo designed to test the performers ability to play the music without looking at their hands. The name comes from the idea that the hands spend much time an octave apart from each other. This extended range will also reach 2 octaves and more apart from each other throughout the solo.


Frenzy (2011) - Etude in A Minor

Instrumentation: 5.0 Octave Marimba

Duration: 1:45

"Frenzy" is a short etude designed to test the performers ability while performing in odd meters as well as many interchanging meters. Throughout the solo there are many "atonal" sections or phrases that can drift away from the original a minor motives.


Aldonza (2011) - Etude in Db Major 

Instrumentation: 5.0 Octave Marimba

Duration: 2:40

"Aldonza" is a short etude designed to test the performers ability while performing in 6/8 time. A constant 16th note rhythm and various tempo changes create different textures throughout the piece. 


Aubade (2011) - Etude in C# Major 

Instrumentation: 5.0 Octave Marimba

Duration: 2:50

"Aubade" is a short etude designed to test the performers ability to move about the instrument in a rapid manor. These movements also deal mostly around arpeggiated rhythms moving across the entire range of the marimba. 


Forward Motion (2011)

Instrumentation: 4.3 Octave Marimba

Duration: 6'30''

 "Forward Motion" is great for the intermediate level percussionist looking to further their skills in rotations and octaves. Written in an ABA' form the piece drives from the beginning to the end with a short chorale section in the middle.