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Solo Marimba

Abe, Keiko............................ Marimba d'Amore
                                                Memories of the Seashore
                                                Michi
                                                Prism Rhapsody II
Aldridge, Robert.................... From My Little Island
Bach, J. S. .............................. Prelude from Cello Suite 6, BWV 1012
                                                 from BWV 830: Toccata, Allemanda, Corrente
Bahn, Curtis........................... Zeltzimba
Bley, Carla............................. Over There
Cangelosi, Casey..................... Prelude in f minor
                                                  White Knuckle Stroll
Epstein, Marti........................  Nestled*
Espel, Guillo..........................  Zamba para Escuchar tu Silencio
Hedges, Michael (trans. Zeltsman)..Ragamuffin
Lansky, Paul........................... Three Moves for Marimba
Mays, Lyle.............................. Mindwalk
Muramatsu, Takatsugu............ Land
Sammut, Eric.......................... Libertango
Sejourne, Emmanuel............... Prelude No. 1
Silverman, Adam.................... stars, cars, bars
Tanaka, Toshimitsu................. Two Movements for Marimba
Thomas, Andrew.................... Merlin
Twyoniuk, Derek.................... For Dean Primmer
Ung, Chinary.......................... Cinnabar Heart
Zivkovic, Nebojsa................... Il Canto de Gondolieri

My experience as a performer for a hospital has armed me with an extensive repertoire of popular music adaptations from the 1930's and forward.

Chamber Marimba

Adler, Samuel............................ Four Dialogues (mba / bar)
Banks, Rusty.............................. in progress commission for 2016***
Barber, Samuel (ad. Barnett).... Excursions, Op. 20 (mba. duo)
Buch, Brian.............................. Stone of Traveling Winds No. 3** (w/vln)
Burritt, Michael..........................White Pines (mba solo / perc trio)
Gershwin, George (ad. van Geem)...Three Preludes (mba. duo)
Gottschalk, Louis Moreaux (ad. Sharrock)... Manchega (mba. duo)
Hasebe, Masaki J..................... Magnetostatics** (w/vln)
Jackson, Andrew Paul.............. Aphorism 10** (w/vln)
                                                 why everything is always in the last place you look* (mba. duo)
Lansky, Paul............................  Hop (w/vln)
Mainland, Tim........................... lyte** (w/vln)
Miki, Minoru..............................Marimba Spiritual
Miura, Hiroya...........................  Otik Trio (w/xylo, vib)
Myers, Aaron Jay...................... Just One Day (mba 4hands)
Schuller, Gunther......................  Phantasmata (w/vln)
Spencer, Julie...........................  Peace of Mind (w/pno)
Thomas, Andrew...................... Three Transformations (mba. duo)
Vinao, Alejandro...................... Riff (w/ pno)
Warshaw, Dalit......................... Solstice (w/vln)

Solo Piano

Beethoven, Ludwig van.............. Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3
Cage, John................................. In a Landscape
Debussy, Claude........................ Clair de Lune
                                                   Prelude Book 1: 8. La fille aux cheveux de lin
Gershwin, George.....................  Rhapsody in Blue
Mainland, Tim............................  Sonata
TV, Jacob.................................. Body of your Dreams

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