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     The Archive is divided by instrument (except for the Franks Drum Shop arrange-ments which have their own section) and listed by title. The copyright date and owners, if any, are those listed on the music.
     Those titles posted as links are in public domain and may be downloaded as a PDF file. The rest are those in the archive but not available for download.
     Most titles were published before 1960, but some were released later by companies that are now out of business. I have included them as well.

     Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the MHA, especially Michael Zand, Joe Adato, Kevin Lepper, Gordon Stout, and Bob Becker. If anyone has heritage music they would like to contribute, we can trade PDFs by email, or you can send photocopies or originals by mail (I will return them once I've converted them to PDF). In the end, everything will wind up at the Percussive Arts Society where, hopefully, it will be available to everyone who is interested.

     Remember, the MHA dos not sell this music. If you want access to the archive you must make a contribution.

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Xylophone

All-American Modern Rhythm Choruses (phc) arr. Red Norvo. © 1934. Robbins Music. Very bad photocopies. If anyone has a clean set please let me know.

All-Star Series of Modern Rhythm Choruses (pdf) arr. Red Norvo. © 1925. Leo Feist.

An Indian Story (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Carl Fisher.

Arabian Minute Dance (org) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Carl Fisher.

Asa’s Death (phc) by Grieg. arr. George Hamilton Green. 3 mallet solo. © 1927. G.H. Green. Partially unreadable.

Back Talk (phc) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Harbert Music. Reissued in “Harry Breuer’s Mallet Solo Collection” Alfred Publishing Co.

Badinge (pdf) by Victor Herbert. arr. F. Henri Klickman. With piano accompaniment. © 1951. M. Witmark & Sons.

Band in Boston (phc) by Red Norvo. With piano accompaniment. © 1949. Beechwood Music.

Bit O Rhythm (phc) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1932. Alfred Music. Reissued in “Harry Breuer’s Mallet Solo Collection” Alfred Publishing Co.

Blue Tid Bit (phc) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1932. Alfred Music. Hard to read. I also have a complete set of marimba band parts but no idea who the arranger is.

Bohemian Girl (phc) by Wm. Stobbe. With piano accompaniment. © 1889. Carl Fisher. Piano part is damaged.

Bolero: Spanish Dance No. 5 (phc) by Moszkowsky. arr. George Hamilton Green. © 1927. G.H. Green. Piano part is missing.

Bolero Impromptu (phc) by John J. Heney. With piano accompaniment. © 1941. The Fillmore Bros Co.

Boomerang (phc) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1959. David Gornston.

Breakfast Breakdown (phc) by Red Norvo. With piano accompaniment. © 1932. Robbins Music.

Caprice Valsant (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Carl Fisher.

Caprice Viennois (org) by Fritz Kreisler. arr. George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Charles Foley.

Chicken Reel (phc) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Harbert Music.

Chromatic Foxtrot (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1924. G.H. Green. Reissued by Meredith Music in “Xylophone Rags of George Hamilton Green.” © 1984.

Cicero (phc) by Max von Lenz. arr. George Lawrence Stone. With piano accom-paniment. © 1913. Cundy=Bettoney Co. Partly illegible.

Comin’ thro’ the Rye (phc) by E.S. Thornton. arr. F.E. Dodge. No copyright notice. Cundy=Bettoney Co. Partly illegible.

Cross Corners (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1924. G.H. Green. Reissued by Meredith Music in “Xylophone Rags of George Hamilton Green.” © 1984. I also have two different sets of marimba band charts with no arranger listed.

Dance of the Octopus (org) by Red Norvo. With piano accompaniment. © 1935. Robbins Music Corp.

Dance of the Toy Regiment (phc) by N. Shilkret and Joe Green. arr. Nathaniel Shilkret. With violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone accompaniment. No copyright notice or publisher. No 1st violin part.

Dark Eyes (phc) Gypsy Folk Song. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Rubank, Inc.

Diamonds (phc) by G.W. Hespe. Xylophone duet with piano accompaniment. © 1929. Hawkes and Son. Score only.

Diamond Heels (phc) by W.A. Barrington Sargent. arr. George Lawrence Stone. With piano accompaniment. © 1913. Cundy=Bettoney Co.

Dizzy Fingers (org, phc) by Zez Confrey. arr. Sammy Herman. With piano accompaniment. © 1923. Mills Music, Inc.

El Rojo (phc) by Red Norvo. With piano accompaniment. © 1949. Beechwood Music.

Fiddle-Faddle (pdf) by Leroy Anderson. arr. Saley Cavicchio. With piano accompaniment. © 1947. Mills Music.

Flapperette (phc) by Jesse Greer. arr. Sammy Herman. With piano accompaniment. © 1926. Mills Music, Inc.

Four Stick Joe (phc, pdf) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1932. Alfred Music.

Frolic of the Keys (phc) by Edwin Jahrl. arr. George F. Briegel. With piano accompaniment No copyright or publisher.

The Galloping Comedians (pdf) by Kabalevsky. arr. Morris Goldenberg. With piano accompaniment. © 1951. Leeds Music.

Gavotte en Badinant (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Carl Fisher.

George Hamilton Green’s Xylophone Solos (org) by George Hamilton Green. Piano accompaniment missing. © 1929. Sam Fox Pub. Co. A collection of ten short arrangements.

Grand Fantasia (Fantasie) on Home Sweet Home (phc) by T.H. Rollinson arr. F.E. Dodge. With piano accompaniment. © 1908. No publisher visible.

The Grasshoppers’ Dance (phc) by Ernest Bucalossi. arr. Rudy Starita. With piano accompaniment. © 1930. Hawkes & Son, Ltd.

Happy Hammers (phc) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1932. Alfred Music. Reissued in “Harry Breuer’s Mallet Solo Collection” Alfred Publishing.

The Hobo’s Reel (phc) by Barrington Sargent. arr. George Lawrence Stone. With piano accompaniment. © 1913. Cundy=Bettoney Co.

Hole in the Wall (phc) by Red Norvo. With piano accompaniment. © 1933. Robbins Music Corp.

The Humming Bird (org) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Carl Fisher.

In a Mist (org, pdf) by Bix Biederbecke. arr. Red Norvo. With piano accompaniment. © 1928. Robbins Music Corp.

The Irish Patrol (phc) by W.K. Whiting. arr. George Lawrence Stone. With piano accompaniment. © 1916. Cundy=Bettoney Co.

The Jolly Caballero (org, pdf) by Pietro Frosini. arr. Evan A. Hallman. Piano score only. © 1940. Alfred Music.

Jovial Jasper (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1927. G.H. Green. Reissued by Meredith Music in “Xylophone Rags of George Hamilton Green.” © 1984.

Kitten on the Keys (phc, pdf) by Zez Confrey. arr. Sammy Herman. Xylophone part only.    © 1921. Mills Music, Inc.

Kindlin’ Wood (org) by Red Norvo. With piano accompaniment. © 1943. Robbins Music Corp.

Knockin’ on Wood (phc) by Red Norvo. With piano accompaniment. © 1933. Robbins Music Corp.

Liebesfreud (phc) by Fritz Kreisler. arr. George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Charles Foley.

Log Cabin Blues (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1924. G.H. Green. Reissued by Meredith Music in “Xylophone Rags of George Hamilton Green.” © 1984.

Longing for Home (phc) by J. Hartman. arr. F.E. Dodge. With piano accompaniment. © 1908. Cundy=Bettoney Co.

Mac and Mac (phc) by Kenneth J. Alford. With concert band accompaniment. Complete score and parts. © 1928. Boosey & Hawkes.

Mexican Nights (org) by Ralph Gardner Eames. Piano accompaniment missing. © 1945. Ralph G. Eames.

Minor Moment (phc) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1932. Alfred Music.

The Minstrel Boy (phc) by Walter Clements. arr. F.E. Dodge. With piano accompaniment. © 1908. Cundy=Bettoney Co.

Miserere from Il Trovatore (phc) by J. Verdi. arr. George Hamilton Green. Score indicates missing piano part. © 1927. G.H. Green.

The Mocking Bird (phc) by Alice Hawthorn. arr. J.C. Kaiser. With piano accompaniment. © 1934. Carl Fischer, Inc.

Nola (phc) by Felix Arndt. arr. George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1929. Sam Fox Pub. Co.

The Old Refrain (org) by Fritz Kreisler. arr. George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Charles Foley.

Ole South; A Plantation Patrol (phc) by J.S. Zamecnik. arr. G.H. Green. Piano part missing.

On the Woodpile (phc) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1932. Alfred Music. Reissued in “Harry Breuer’s Mallet Solo Collection” Alfred Publishing.

Oriole Polka (phc) by T. Widdifield. With piano accompaniment. © 1885. Cundy= Bettoney Co.

Polichinelle (org) by Fritz Kreisler. arr. George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Charles Foley.

Powder Puff (org) by Harry Breuer. © 1932. Alfred Music. With piano accompaniment. Reissued in “Harry Breuer’s Mallet Solo Collection” Alfred Publishing.

The Ragtime Robin (phc) by George Hamilton Green. Piano score only. © 1924. G.H. Green. Reissued by Meredith Music in “Xylophone Rags of George Hamilton Green.” © 1984.

Rain (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. No copyright or publisher visible.

Rainbow Ripples (phc) by George Hamilton Green. Piano score only. © 1924. G.H. Green. Reissued by Meredith Music in “Xylophone Rags of George Hamilton Green.” © 1984.

Robbin’ Harry (phc) by Laurence Inns. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. J.R. Lafleur & Sons.

Schon Rosmarin (org) by Fritz Kreisler. arr. George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Charles Foley.

The Secret (org) by L. Gautier. arr. J.C. Kaiser. With piano accompaniment. © 1934. Carl Fischer, Inc.

Serenade (phc) by F. Schubert. arr. George Hamilton Green. Score indicates missing piano part. © 1927. G.H. Green.

Sophisticated Lady (phc) by Duke Ellington. arr. Sammy Herman. With piano accompaniment. © 1933. Gotham Music Services.

Spanish Waltz (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Carl Fisher.

Song Without Words (phc) by Tschaikowsky. arr. George Hamilton Green. Score indicates missing piano part. © 1927. G.H. Green.

Spitfire Gallop (phc) by John J. Henry. With piano accompaniment.

Spot Lights (phc) by Bernard Maltin and Ray Doll. arr. Mary Zoller. With piano accompaniment. © 1929. Al. Piantadosi.

Take the Red Car (phc) by Red Norvo. With piano accompaniment. © 1949. Beechwood Music.

Tambourin Chinois (org) by Fritz Kreisler. arr. George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Charles Foley.

Triplets (phc) by George Hamilton Green. Xylophone part only. © 1924. G.H. Green. Reissued by Meredith Music in “Xylophone Rags of George Hamilton Green.” © 1984.

Untitled. From the Opera “Mignon” by Ambrose Thomas. arr. S.C. Wallace. With piano accompaniment. © 1939. Carl Fisher. Title is missing.

Valse Brillante (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Carl Fisher.

Valse in Eb (org) by August Durand. arr. J. Namaro. With piano accompaniment. © 1939. Edward B. Marks Corp.

The Whirlwind (phc) by Joe Green. arr. William J. Schinstine. With piano accompaniment.

The Whistler (phc) by George Hamilton Green. With piano accompaniment. © 1924. G.H. Green. Reissued by Meredith Music in “Xylophone Rags of George Hamilton Green.” © 1984.

Xylophobia (phc) by Jos. L. Young. With piano accompaniment. © 1940. Geo. F. Briegel, Inc.

Xylophone Rag (phc) by H.L. Booth. arr. James J. Urbanek. With piano accompaniment. © 1922. Rubank, Inc.

Xylophonia (phc) by Joe Green. With piano accompaniment. No copyright. Leedy Manufacturing Co.

Xylomania (phc) by Jos. L. Young. With piano accompaniment. © 1941. Geo. F. Briegel, Inc.


Xylophone or Marimba

Ah! So Pure (phc) by F. von Flotow. arr. José Bethancourt. With piano accompaniment. © 1940. The Chart Music Publishing House. Some damage to both mallet and piano parts.

Argentinita (org) by Frank Salerno. arr. Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1947. The Chart Music Publishing House.

Black and White Rag (phc) by George Botsford. arr. F. Henri Klickmann. With piano accompaniment. © 1945. Remick Music. Hard to read.

Canadian Capers (phc) by Gus Chandler, Bert White and Henry Cohen. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1940. Remick Music Co.

Chacone (phc) by A. Durand. arr. Clair Omar Musser. With piano accompaniment. © 1942. Alfred Music.

El Choclo (phc) by A.G. Villolodo. arr. Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1947. The Chart Music Publishing House.

Elfentanz (phc) by Greig. arr. Howard M. Peterson. © 1942. Mills Music House.

La Cumparsita (phc) by G.H. Matos Rodriguez. arr. Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1947. The Chart Music Publishing House.

La Czarine (phc) by Louis Ganne. arr. George Hamilton Green. Piano part, copyright notice, and publisher are missing.

Dancing Tambourine (phc) by W. C. Polla. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1941. Harms Inc.

Danse Macabre (phc) by Saint-Saens. arr. Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1949. Harry Breuer.

Elfentanz (phc) by Edv. Grieg. arr. Howard M. Peterson. With piano accompaniment. © 1942. Mills Music, Inc.


Flight of the Bumblebee (org) by N. Rimsky-Korsakow. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1936. Rubank, Inc.

Gitanerias (org) by Ernesto Lecuona. arr. Howard M. Peterson. With piano accompaniment. © (1939) 1949. Edward B. Marks Music Corp.

The Galloping Comedians (pdf) by Dimitri Kabalevsky. arr. Morris Goldenberg. Piano accompaniment only. © 1951. Leeds Music.

The Glow Worm (phc) by Paul Lincke. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © (1902) 1949. Edward B. Marks Music Corp.

Gypsy Love Song (phc) by Victor Herbert. arr. F. Henri Klickmann. With piano accompaniment. © 1947. M. Whitman & Sons.

Hejre Kati (phc) by J. Hubay. arr. A. Zipperstein. With piano accompaniment. © 1940. Zipp Xylophone and Drum Studio, 243 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL. Here is another intriguing mystery. Does anyone know anything about this publisher, this piece, or the composer?

Hungarian Dance No. 5 (phc) by Joh. Brahms. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1935. Rubank, Inc.

In a Monastery Garden (phc) by Albert W. Ketelbey. arr. F. Henri Klickmann. With piano accompaniment. © 1950. HARMS, Inc.

In an Eighteenth Century Garden (phc) by Raymond Scott. arr. F. Henri Klickmann. With piano accompaniment. © 1947. Advanced Music Corp.

Indian Love Call (phc) by Rudolf Friml. arr. F. Henri Klickmann. With piano accompaniment. © 1945. HARMS, Inc.

Jalousie (phc) by Jacob Gade. arr. F. Henri Klickmann. With piano accompaniment. © 1946. HARMS, Inc.

Malagueña (phc) by Ernesto Lecuona. arr. Howard M. Peterson. With piano accompaniment. © 1932. Edward B. Marks Music Corp.

Marimbaette (phc) by Ralph Gardner Eames. Piano accompaniment missing. © 1945. Ralph G. Eames.

Menuet from The Military Symphony (phc) by Joseph Haydn. arr. Scott R. Meister. Solo part missing. © 1973. Ludwig Music Publishing.

Moon Shadows (org) by Ralph Gardner Eames. Piano accompaniment missing. © 1945. Ralph G. Eames.

Musical Typist (phc) by Ronnie Munro. Arr. Michael Edwards. With piano accompaniment. © 1944. Noel Gay Music Co.

Repasz Band (phc) by Harry J. Lincoln. arr. Sammy Herman. With piano accompaniment. © 1929. Mills Music.

Star Dust (phc) by Hoagy Carmichael. arr. Sammy Herman. © 1929. Mills Music, Inc.

Tambourin Dance (phc) by Jean Rameau. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1937. Rubank, Inc.

Tea For Two (org) by Vincent Youmans. arr. F. Henri Klickman. © 1946. HARMS Inc.

Wooden Key Polka (phc) by Ralph Gardner Eames. With piano accompaniment. © 1944. Ralph G. Eames.


Marimba

Ave Maria (org) by Schubert. arr. M. Edwards. With piano accompaniment. © 1939. Rubank.

Barcarole (phc) by R. Wittman. arr. Robert Buggert. With piano accompaniment. © 1941. Carl Fisher.

Behold a Host, Arrayed in White (org) Trad. Norwegian folk tune. arr. James Dutton. © 1970. Percussion Arts. For marimba duet or ensemble.

Bolero (phc, pdf) by Rosales. arr. C.O. Musser. Marimba orchestra arrangement. © 1918. Franklin Earl Hathaway.

Butterflies (phc) by Chas. L. Johnson. With piano accompaniment. © (1913) 1939. Forester Music. Some damage to marimba part.

Chinese Doll (phc) by Lindsay McPhail. With piano accompaniment. © 1929. Forester Music.

Coventry Carol (phc) by Anonymous. arr. Anonymous. No copyright notice. Two simple arrangements. Percussion Arts.

Dance of the Comedians (org, pdf) by Smetana. arr. C.O. Musser. Marimba orchestra arrangement. © 1942. Forster Music.

The Dancing Faun (org) by Claude Debussy. arr. James Dutton. With piano accompaniment. © 1972. Percussion Arts.


Echoes of the Ball (phc) by E. Gillet. arr. M. Edwards. Marimba solo or duet with piano accompaniment. © 1939. Rubank, Inc.

Estrellita (phc) by Manuel Ponce. arr. Clair Omar Musser. Unpublished.

Etude Op. 10. No. 6. (phc) by Chopin. arr. Musser. Unpublished. Bad photocopy. Anyone have a clean copy?

Fantasie Impromtu (phc) by F. Chopin. arr. Charlotte Sifert. With piano accompaniment. © 1938. Belwin, Inc.

Fantasy on Arkansas Traveller (phc) by H. Vieuxtemps. arr. Clair Omar Musser. With piano accompaniment. © 1942. Alfred Music Co. Almost illegible.

Fantasy on St. Parick’s Day (phc) by H. Vieuxtemps. arr. Clair Omar Musser. With piano accompaniment. © 1942. Alfred Music Co. Good condition.

Fantasy on Yankee Doodle (phc) by H. Vieuxtemps. arr. Clair Omar Musser. With piano accompaniment. © 1942. Alfred Music Co. Good condition.

Fascination (org) by Clifford Chatfield. arr. Clair Omar Musser. With piano accompaniment. © 1935. Forster Music.

Gingerette (phc) by Lee S. Roberts. With piano accompaniment. © 1938. Forester Music Pub. Co.

Glory of Dawn (phc) by Ralph Gardner Eames. © 1945? No publisher listed.

Gone Etude (org) Anonymous. No copyright or publisher listed. This is a really cute piece that I have absolutely no information on. Anybody know anything about this work?

High Hat (phc) by Louis Adler. With piano accompaniment. No copyright or publisher visible.

Hope (phc) by James Dutton. © 1974. James E. Dutton. Manuscript apparently unpublished.

Hungarian Dance No.5 (org) by Brahms. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1935. Rubank.

Hymn in G minor (org) by J.S. Bach. arr. L. Jones. No copyright or publisher listed. This is in the same copy hand as Gone Etude, but that is all I know.

Il Trovatore Fantasie (phc) by G. Verdi. arr. M. Edwards. With piano accompaniment. © 1945. Rubank, Inc.

Invitation to the Dance (org) by Carl Maria Von Weber. arr. Charlotte Sifert. With piano accompaniment. © 1938. Belwin, Inc.

Jesu Joy and Treasure (org) by D. Buxtehude. arr. James Dutton. © 1972. Percussion Arts.

Largo from New World Symphony (org) by Dvorak. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1935. Rubank.

Light Cavalry Overture (org) by von Suppe. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1939. Rubank.

Lord’s Prayer (org) no composer, arranger, copyright, or publisher listed. Possibly a Percussion Arts publication.

March Militaire (org) by Schubert. arr. John B. Quick. With piano accompaniment. © 1935. Rubank.

Marimba Capers (pdf) by Ernesto O. Caneva. arr. Douglas MacLean. With piano accompaniment. © 1949. Remick Music.

Marimba Ripples (phc) by Marie Edwards. With piano accompaniment. © 1939. Belwin, Inc.

Masterworks for the Marimba; Music of Chopin (org) by Clair Omar Musser. Includes ten Chopin classics with piano accompaniment. © 1940. Forster Music Publisher.

Minuet in G (phc) by I.J. Paderewski. arr. M. Edwards. With piano accompaniment. © 1945. Rubank, Inc.

Modern Marimba Method for Beginners (org) by Clair Omar Musser and Paul Yoder. © 1938. Neil A. Kjos. Music Co.

New World Symphony (phc) by A. Dvorak. arr. C.O. Musser. Hand copy of his marimba orch. arr.

O Holy Night (org) no composer, arranger, copyright, or publisher listed. Possibly a Percussion Arts publication.

Polonaise Brillante (org) by C.M. Weber. arr. Clair Omar Musser. Piano score only. © 1945. Gamble Hinged Music Co.

Rhapsodic Fantasie (org) by Liszt. arr. M. Edwards. With piano accompaniment. © 1939. Rubank.

Rondo Brillante (phc) by Carl Maria von Weber. arr. Charlotte Sifert. With piano accompaniment. © 1939. Belwin, Inc.

Sandman’s Lullaby (phc) by Ralph Gardner Eames. No copyright, or publisher listed.

Sarabande (org) by J.S, Bach. arr. James Dutton. Marimba duet. © 1975. Percussion Arts.

78 Solos for Marimba, Book 2, No. 47-78 (pdf) composed. edited, and arranged by Art Jolliff. © 1949. Belwin.

The Stars and Stripes Forever (phc) by J.P. Souza. arr. Mari Edwards. With piano accompaniment. © 1945. John Church Co.

Summer Mood (org) by Jon Dutton. © 1973. Percussion Arts.

Summertime (org) by George Gershwin. No copyright or arranger listed.

Swedish Folk Song (org) Trad. arr. James Dutton. No copyright. Percussion Arts.

Tinkle Toes (phc) by Percy Wenrich. Piano accompaniment is missing. © 1928. Forster Music Pub.

Two Words (phc) by Federico Longas. With piano accompaniment. © 1938. Forster Music Pub.

Waltz for Marimba (phc) by Ralph Gardner Eames. Marimba part only. © 1945. Ralph Eames.

Waltz in G Major (phc) by Eduardo Sanches de Fuentes. With piano accompaniment. © 1928. Forster Music Pub.

White Christmas (phc) No composer, arranger, copyright, or publisher listed.

Why (phc) by Buddy Clark. arr. Jan Sanborn. No copyright, or publisher listed.

Marimba or Vibraphone

José Bethancourt’s Collection for Marimba or Vibraharp (org) by José Bethancourt. With piano accompaniment. © 1940. The Chart Music Publishing House. A collection of 18 short transcriptions.

Marimba, Vibraphone, or Xylophone

Fiddle-Faddle (pdf) by Leroy Anderson. arr. Saley Caviccho. With piano accompaniment. © 1947. Mills Music.

Minute Waltz (phc) by F. Chopin. arr. Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1950. Harry Breuer.

No. 2- D Minor (phc) by Harry Breuer. Described as one of “Harry Breuer’s Examples of Improvisation.” Copyright and publisher obscured.


Vibraphone

Bye Bye Blues (phc) by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown & Chauncey Gray.
© 1925(?) arr. Unknown. This is a nice lead sheet (melody and chords) with no other information. Percussion Arts.

Chokin’ the Bell (org) by Harry Breuer. With piano accompaniment. © 1932. Alfred Music.

Imitation (phc) by Harry Breuer. No copyright or publisher visible.

Lionel Hampton’s Method for Vibraharp, Xylophone, and Marimba (org) by Lionel Hampton. © 1939. Robbins Music.

Lionel Hampton’s Vibraphone Folio of Rhythm Choruses (org) by Lionel Hampton. © 1937. Leo Feist, Inc.

Mallet Control for the Xylophone (org) by George Lawrence Stone. © 1949. George B. Stone & Son, Inc.

Master Solo Arrangements (phc) by Clair Omar Musser. © 1941. Gamble Hinged Music. Contains Humoresque, Berceuse, and I Dream of Jeannie.

Reminiscing (phc) by Harry Breuer. No copyright or publisher visible.

Xylophone or Vibraphone

Morella (phc) by Paul De Droit. With piano accompaniment. © 1949. Mills Music, Inc.

Mallet Ensemble

Butterflies in Spain (phc) by William. Dorn. arr. Sammy Herman. No copyright or publisher visible. For bells, marimba, 2 xylophones, and bass.

Franks Drum Shop Arrangements

     Franks Drum Shop was a legendary Chicago institution for more than forty years. Every drummer––teachers and students, famous and infamous––hung out there. (Gene Krupa studied there when he was a kid, and I remember seeing Buddy Rich in one of the practice rooms, doing his stick control!) It was also the teaching home of Roy Knapp, perhaps the most influential drum teacher in American history. For more information, get Franks for the Memories by Maurie Lishon.
     One aspect of their business was the production of a large number of arrangements for marimba and xylophone. These are something of a mystery now because none of them have copyright notices or arranger credits. They were done in at least four distinct copy hands, and with great care, but completely anonymously. All are for four mallets and most say “Adapted for Marimba or Xylophone.”
     When I was a kid I would go to Frank’s and buy a few every week. Jim Dutton at Percussion Arts also had a good selection as well. Luckily, I still have a nice collection of these arrangements, but I don’t know who did the work. So I will continue to research these almost lost treasures, but if anyone knows anything specific about them please contact me.

     Kevin Lepper also donated a large part of this collection. Some indicate that Bobby Christian was the arranger. These are noted in the entries.


Afterward by Mullen. arr. Bobby Christian.

Ah! So Pure (from the opera "Martha") by Flotow.

Alice, Where Art Thou by J. Ascher.

All Through the Night and Soldier's Farewell

Aloha Oe. This must be an early transcription because it lists The Dixie Music House, Franks predecessor, as the publisher.

America, the Beautiful by Sam A. Ward.

AM Meer "By the Sea" by Schubert.

Andante Cantable (from First String Quartet) by Tschaikowsky.

Andante from Symphony Pathetique by Tschaikowsky.

Ase's Death from Peer Gynt. arr. Bobby Christian.

Ave Maria by Chas. Gounod.

Auld Lang Syne

Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach.

Beautiful Dreamer by S. Foster.

Beautiful Isle of Somewhere. This must be an early transcription because it lists The Dixie Music House, Franks predecessor, as the publisher.

Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms.

Ben Bolt by Kneas.

Berceuse from “Jocelyn” by B. Godard.

Berceuse by Arma S. Jarnfelt.

Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin by Wagner.

Call Me Thine Own (Romance from L'Eclair) by Halevy.

Calm as the Night arr. Bobby Christian.

Carry Me Back to Old Virginny by James Bland.

Cavatina-Raff.

Ciribiribin by Pestalozza.

Come Back to Erin.

Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming by Stephan Foster.

Cradle Song by Brahms. arr. Bobby Christian.

Cradle Song by M. Hauser.

Erotik by E. Grieg.

Etude Opus 6, No 8 by Clair Omar Musser. No copyright. This is the manuscript version of the “Nature Boy Etude” possibly in Musser’s copy hand. This has been reprinted somewhere but I included the original here for its historical value.

Evening Prayer (Hansel and Gretel) by E. Humperdinck.

Humoreske by Anton Dvorak. Dixie Music House.

Largo by Handel.

Largo from “New World Symphony” by A. Dvorak.

Liebestraume by Franz Liszt.

The Lost Chord by Sir Arthur Sullivan. This must be an early transcription because it lists The Dixie Music House, Franks predecessor, as the publisher.

Prelude from “The Deluge” by C. Saint-Saens.

Quartette Rigoletto by Verdi.

Rock of Ages by Thomas Hastings.

Romance by Anton Rubenstein.

Romeo and Juliet by Tschaikowsky.

Salut D’ Amour by E. Elgar.

Santa Lucia, Neopolitan Boat Song.

Sarabande from “Almira” by G.F. Handel.

Scarf Dance by C. Chaminade.

Serenade by Drigo.

Serenade by Fr. Schubert.

Serenade by Enrico Tosselli.

Sextet from “Lucia” by Donizetti.

Silent Night by Franz Gruber.

Silver Threads Among the Gold.

Simple Aveu by Francis Thome.

Solvejc’s Song by E. Grieg.

Song of India (from Sadko) by Rimsky-Korsakow.

Song of the Volga Boatman.

Songs My Mother Taught Me by Dvorak.

Souvenir by Franz Drdla.

Steal Away (Slave Hymn).

Sweet and Low by Joseph Barnby.

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

Tenting on the Old Campground.

Thine Eyes So Blue and Tender.


Thou Art Near Me, Margarita.

Traumerei and Romanze by Robert Schuman.

Valse Triste by Jean Sibelius.

We Three Kings of Orient Are by Hopkins.

Wedding March by F. Mendelssohn.

Werner’s Parting Song.

When You and I Were Young, Maggie. Another Dixie Music House arrangement.

While Shephards Watched Their Flocks by Handel.