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Heartland Marimba Quartet CD now available!


The Heartland Marimba Quartet CD has now been released, and is available from:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/heartlandmarimbaquartet




This is a really great CD, with music by Gottschalk, Orfaly, Pickering, Joplin, Blasco, Simpson, and Gordon Stout!  Their recording of my New York Triptych is totally amazing!  It has all the right energy, musical direction, control of articulation and tone quality, and is something I am very proud to add to my list of recorded compositions!  I highly recommend this CD.  Matthew Coley, their director, is really the new Clair Omar Musser in today's marimba world (my thought), and this group is a seasoned chamber music ensemble, as good as any string quartet!

Full Circle Publications is now open for business!


I am now offering six more compositions through G&C Music/Full Circle Publications.

-DF-2 (Don't Forget Domain Forget)


-Never Less the Same (for Eriko Daimo)

-Etude in A minor

-Reminiscences of One's Time (for Naoko Takada)

-On the Other Hand (A Vignette (for Gordon Stout)

As before, they are available both in digital and beautifully printed formats.  Check them out.  Recording (mostly midi are ready for you to listen to in the Compositions section of this website.

A great friend and marimba busy of mine, Larissa Venzie said:  "I really hope people have the sense to purchase all this newer music from you. I think they’re the perfect combination of meaty, pretty, and satisfying to play without being ridiculous marimba Olympics or too avant-garde, you know?  LV

Another great friend and supporter of my music, Professor Adam Blackstock, recently said:  "Your music captures the true voice of the instrument and allows the marimba to possess tangible emotions. No one else is close. Just ask the folks in Ukraine! They went fucking NUTS for your music. I played One Last Breath, Beads, Whatever’s More, Wood that Sings, Mexican Dances, and Rumble Strips. They were blown away. Four encores later, they let me sit down."  AB


 Soon to come:

2.  StoutWorks - the source for the marimba mallets of Gordon Stout.  They are all completely hand made and wrapped - a collaboration between Doug DeMorrow and Gordon Stout.  They will be available at PASIC 2019 at the DeMorrow booth.  Check them out.  Four different models will be available:  SES 1N (Sound Enhanced Series, 1 Normal), SES 2R (Sound Enhanced Series, with rosewood cores - an incredible stick if you are looking for maximum articulation while maintained beauty of tone, SES 1L (Sound Enhanced Series with thicker and longer handles), and SES LG (Sound Enhanced Series made by Gordon Stout and Leah Gardner - in the wave wrap tradition of Marimba One sticks).  All models come on cedar handles, either 5/16" or 11/16" in diameter, with a choice of finishes (natural, natural with poly finish, light colored stain with poly finish, and dark colored stain with poly finish.  Some choices of yarn and thread color are also available.  Stay tuned to this site for more information in the coming weeks leading up toe PASIC 2019!

New Compositions for KPP coming soon!


There will be six more of my compositions published by Keyboard Percussion Publications in the not too distant future:

1. Short Dance (Dance Course) 2016, for solo 5.0 marimba

2.  Mystic Rites of Flight, 2015 for tw0 5.0 marimbas

3.  Seeking Pacific Waters, 2015 for percussion ensemble

4.  The Changeling 2015 for marimba and nine instruments

5.  Migratory Systems 2005 for 4.0 xylophone solo and percussion ensemble

6.  Starts of Brazil 2014 for 5.0 marimba and flute

These will be my last compositions published by KPP.  Keep checking www.mostlymarimba.com for further information.  All other and future compositions will be published by Full Circle Publications, a division of G&C Music.

"Rosewood - One Last Breath" - Panel Discussion for PASIC 2018

It has indeed been a busy fall!!


It has been an incredibly busy fall 2018 semester at Ithaca College.  My last fall semester.  In case you don't already know it, I am retiring from Ithaca College in May of 2019, after 41 years of full time teaching, which includes three years at St. Mary's College of Maryland prior to coming to Ithaca.

The fall semester started out with a residency with Nexus!  They were here for three and half days, including workshops by Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russel Hartenberger, and Garry Kvistad.  The residency culminated with a wonderful concert, on which I played five xylophone rags with the group (Bob on xylophone, me on marimba with the others), one African piece, and an incredible set by Bob, Yurika Kimura and I consisting of Musser's A-Flat Etude, B-Major Etude, and G-Major Prelude in new trio arrangements.

Then I travelled to Montesilvano, Italy for my second visit to the Italy PAS festival and competition.  It was again a wonderful festival.  I performed a concert which went very, very well, and included New York Triptych (quartet version).  The marimba competition was spectacular this year again, with incredible young talent.  The marimba is indeed in good hands with young musicians who have transcended virtuosity with impeccable musicianship.

Then it was off for Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ for the Dean Witten memorial concert.  I played solo and was also concertmaster for the marimba orchestra, all is commemoration of the life and work of my great friend, Dean Witten.

On October 5th, I performed my last faculty recital at Ithaca College - NOT my last performance, but only the last faculty recital. I was joined by special friends Eriko Daimo, Dane Richeston, Larissa Venzie, Bobby Lopez and Dan Pancaldi.  It was a wonderful but long program, and there were over 70 of my formers students in attendance from all over the United States.  We held the studio party of the century the next day at Stewart Park in Ithaca.  It was a great way for all of us Ithaca percussion friends to touch base, renew friendships, make news one, and celebrate the legacy of Ithaca College Percussion which has been such an important part of my life.

Two New Recordings Added!


 After a marvelously successful trip to Stevens Point, WI for the Heartland Marimba Festival last July, I  have now posted two new audio files in the Compositions section of my website.

They are :  New York Triptych (quartet version - performed by the Heartland Marimba Quartet), and Dream-Awakening & Dance (for marimba orchestra and two marimba soloists - performed by the Heartland Marimba Orchestra, Gordon Stout and Matthew Coley, soloists, and conducted by Joe Millea).  Both compositions are published by KPP at www.mostlymarimba.com.

I hope you will give a listen to these two fantastic performances!!

YouTube links galore!


Following are some YouTube links to excellent performances of my music.  Please check them out.  Thanks.  If you know of others, please send me an email.  


https://youtu.be/THYlzUsk69Y  Afternoon Footprints (2015), by Larissa Venzie

https://youtu.be/Wx210pp7xtU Luvlars (2016), by Larissa Venzie

https://youtu.be/_lUEw5Nmqd8 Seeking Pacific Waters (2015), NJ Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble

https://youtu.be/l-4xeDMYC9A Finale from Four Dances for Marimba (Tom Burritt)

https://youtu.be/LrzPYYp6sPA A Lullaby Dancing from Four Dances for Marimba (Tom Burritt)

https://youtu.be/-dh2hq7AyD8 Song from Four Dances for Marimba (Tom Burritt)

https://youtu.be/VbGVfhgkuM8 Two Mexican Dances (1.) (Kevin Bobo)

https://youtu.be/mRpmzA8IPp0 Two Mexican Dances (2.) (Kevinm Bobo)

https://youtu.be/K3IBAJYgdU4 Skylark Orange Circles (Marco Schirripa and Andrew Dobos)

https://youtu.be/iByZl1YndwY Somewhere in African There’s a Whirlwind (Marco Schirripa and Sean Gill).

https://youtu.be/tMWUULdzu40 Morphic Resonance (Marco Schirripa)

https://youtu.be/9goupyinaLE Desperate Attitudes (TCU Percussion)

https://www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/webcasts   Prelude: A Winter Song (Lawrence University Percussion Ensemble - LUPI)

https://youtu.be/76YqGbhLThQ from PASIC 2014 - portions of Keyboard Sight Reading Lab (Gordon Stout)

https://youtu.be/oipYHn_W8qI Anthem: To Catch A Glimpse (Ayami Okamura)

https://youtu.be/TrYFgQIj4pQ Episode 5 (Anthony DiBartolo)

Incredible Performance!


Wow!  I just listened to an amazing and beautiful performance of my Prelude: A Winter Song by the Lawrence University Percussion Ensembe, directed by Dane Richeson.  It was performed on their end of the year percussion ensemble concert yesterday (5/28/17) to open the concert.  It was truly a wonderful performance, bringing out the song like atmospere of the composition, and with direction and intensity as well.  Please check out this performance!!

The sound file is now posted in the Compositions part of this website.

You can also see the archived live stream at:  https://www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/webcasts

The rest of the concert is quite excellent as well!  You will enjoy the entire show if you have the time!!

New Recordings and Pictures_


New recording posted (5/23/2017) of EASTHMA (Lindsey Eastham and Hiromu Nagahama) playing Aquiescent Blues for vibrphone and marimba in Compositions.  Check it out!!

New recording posted 5/25/17 of Whatever's More with string quartet, by Adam Blackstock.

New recording posted 5/25/17 of Luvlars by Larissa Venzie.

New recording posted 5/25/17 of The Other Side by Alice Pan.

New recording posted 5/25/17 of an older performance of Four Episodes Volume 3 for marimba, two flutes, and percussion.  This is a great performance by Marco Schirripa and others from Indiana University.  Beautiful!!

New recording posted 5/25/17 of Four Faces from a performance a couple of years ago at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival.  A quite good performance for you to check out!!


New Pictures posted 5/26/17:  DeMorrow Gallery - a collection of miscellaneous pictures of the most beautiful marimbas ever made!  Check them out!!

Also - quite a few new sounds files added (Uninhabited Admittance performance by GBS from 10/4/15 among others!!).

My very first composition.

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