OPINIONS ON THE MARIMBA

By Greg Giannascoli

Interviews with some of the leading marimba artist-teachers from the 20th century. Topics include opinions on teaching, performing, how and what to practice, taking competitive auditions, repertoire selection, health and more.

Opinions on the Marimba

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Miniature Creations

30 solo marimba etudes by 16 different composers

Each etude addresses a specific technical need.
Includes 3 Bonus Solos
The Bee, the Flower, and the Hummingbird by Christine Araoka
Mischievous Meanderings by Matthew Coley
One Word by Jenni Brandon
Miniature Creations

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New Marimba Solo

Nocturne
by Jonathan Posthuma

Beautiful new advanced level marimba solo by composer Jonathan Posthuma. Reminiscient of Richard Rodney Bennett.

Nocturne

Marimba Solo
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New Quartet by

Ujjal
Bhattacharyya

Explores the Fibonacci series and palindromes, as well as other effects such as phasing and rapid hockets

Please Pay Us- We Play Marimba

Marimba Quartet
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Marimba Quartet + Opt. Narrator

The Long White Limousine
by Carla Bartlett

The Long White Limousine was inspired by a commute I happened to share one morning on the way to a professional conference.

The Long White Limousine

Marimba Quartet
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Dolores White

Three Ragtime Pieces

A medley of three ragtime pieces by Dolores white in varying styles. Can be performed as a quartet and parts doubled as needed.

Three Ragtime Pieces

Marimba Quartet/Orchestra
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New Marimba Solo

Nocturne
by Jonathan Posthuma

Beautiful new advanced level marimba solo by composer Jonathan Posthuma. Reminiscient of Richard Rodney Bennett.

Nocturne

Marimba Solo
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New Quartet by

Ujjal
Bhattacharyya

Explores the Fibonacci series and palindromes, as well as other effects such as phasing and rapid hockets

Please Pay Us- We Play Marimba

Marimba Quartet
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Marimba Quartet + Opt. Narrator

The Long White Limousine
by Carla Bartlett

The Long White Limousine was inspired by a commute I happened to share
one morning on the way to a professional conference.

The Long White Limousine

Marimba Quartet
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Dolores White

Three Ragtime Pieces

A medley of three ragtime pieces by Dolores white in varying styles. Can be performed as a quartet and parts doubled as needed.

Three Ragtime Pieces

Marimba Quartet/Orchestra
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Join the New Quartets Project Consortium

Commissioning 6 composers for better representation in the marimba quartet repertoire.

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We need your help this year. 2020 was a difficult year for the organization. Things are definitely already looking up for HM in 2021! We hope you can help us make this year one of the best yet.We have launched the New Quartets Project to broaden the scope of the marimba quartet repertoire that is available and regularly performed.

We've identified a real need for better representation of women and BIPOC composers in our field, and our goal is to expand awareness and forge new collaborations and relationships.  You can support us here by becoming a member of the consortium and getting exclusive access to the new works.
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Composers

Kristen Broberg's headshot
Kirsten Broberg
Nyokabi Kariubki's Headshot
Nyokabi Kariuki
Tawnie Olson's hadshot
Tawnie Olson
Nirmala Rajasekar's Headshot
Nirmala Rajasekar
Dorothy Hindman's headshot
Dorothy Hindman
Dolores White's headshot
Dolores White

Browse by Performance Setting

We've organized our catalogue by performance setting so you can find the perfect repertoire for your next performance.

Great for when you have a gig in a coffee shop or setting where there is going to be some background noise.
Collection of works that are fun, flashy, and/or recognizable.
Works for when you need to put something together quickly.
Shorter pieces for when the audience wants more.
Works that are good for someone looking for a multi-week or multi-month long project to work on.
When you have a performance in an outdoor setting or venue and wont have a lot of resonance.
These works are great for a degree recital at the collegiate level.
A collection of works that are great for spaces that really resonate. Think sanctuaries, museums, and the like.
Perfect for a small room (art gallery, house concert, etc.) where the audience is up close.
When you want to work on specific techniques through performance.

Browse Our Catalogue

About HMP 
Publications

HMPublications became part of the Heartland Marimba organization in 2015. HMP provides support to the classical marimba art form and the HM mission by focusing on compositions commissioned by HM, compositions written by HM artists, and compositions performed by the HMQuartet, HMEnsemble, and students at the HMFestival. We are also excited and interested in learning about many other new and compelling works for percussion instruments. HMP is working to help increase diversity within the art form and is committed to fostering inclusive representation.

HMP specializes in distinctive 21st-century solo, concerto, and chamber music for percussion, as well as transcriptions, arrangements, and adaptations. The pieces available through HMP will range from, but are not limited to, solo marimba transcriptions, keyboard percussion and dulcimer solos, percussion and dulcimer concertos (with chamber and large ensemble accompaniment), and a variety of mixed ensemble and percussion chamber music.

HMP is particularly interested in new ensemble works for keyboard percussion instruments. We try to make many of these pieces available in multiple versions to help provide flexibility for school programs. Additionally, HMP feels that it is important to make compelling arrangements and transcriptions available for percussionists. We have released many wonderful transcriptions for solo marimba or marimba/mallet ensemble.

Thanks for your support in purchasing our music! Please do not illegally copy or distribute it.

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