• (0)

    There are currently no items in your cart.

Sacred Marimbist, The (Volume 1)

Sacred Marimbist, The (Volume 1)

Percussion Ensemble Marimba (4-mallet) (marimba (5-octave)) - medium to difficult
Composed by David R. Gillingham. Duration 20:00. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.16600).

Item Number: CN.16600

David Gillingham's collection of hymns arranged for solo marimba fills a large void in the repertoire. His 8 masterful settings accentuate the best qualities of the marimba. Most are appropriate at any time throughout the liturgical calendar making this book extremely versatile.

Prelude on Be Thou My Vision - Traditional Irish Melody Mary E. Byrne wrote the words to this hymn in 1905 and set it to a gorgeous old Irish melody, Slane. Gillingham used this hymn in a version for symphonic band by the same name that has found its way into the standard repertoire. The melody is haunting and is reminiscent of plainchant and is suggestive of prayer, trust and hope. This setting is appropriate for any liturgical use. Prelude on Nearer My God To Thee - Lowell Mason This hymn, known as Bethany, uses words by Sarah F. Adams, 1841, and music by Lowell Mason, 1856. It is a very intimate hymn of sanctification and grace and is most appropriate during the general church year with the exception of Advent and Easter. It has been said that the orchestra on board the Titanic played this hymn while the ocean liner was tragically sinking. Chorale & Variations on Under the Magical Wing - David R. Gillingham This is an original hymn written by Gillingham that was used as the primary melodic material in a work for symphonic band by the same name. The band work was commissioned by the band boosters of the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Music Department in Greenbelt, MD, in honor of long time band director, Sally Sterrett Wagner. The words to the hymn reflect how, under the guidance of the 'magical wing' (i.e. of Ms. Wagner), students have been challenged to follow their dreams and spread the joy of music throughout the world. This arrangement can be used during any part of the liturgical year. Lord of the Dance - 19th Century Shaker Tune The words of this hymn by Sydney Carter tell the story of the life of Jesus Christ. Its inclusiveness of the entire liturgical calendar make it appropriate for any sacred occasion. The vivacious dance rhythms and changing tonality of this setting make it a perfect selection for special music during the worship service. Meditation on Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling - Will Thompson The words and music for this beautiful hymn were written by Will Thompson in 1880. It has often been used at funerals, but can be used anytime during the litugical year with the exception of Lent, Easter and Advent. According to the teachings of John Wesley, it would be categorized under 'prevenient grace.' Variants on Come Christians Join to Sing - Traditional Spanish Hymn The words of this hymn were written in 1843 by Christian Henry Bateman and set to an uplifting old Spanish hymn. Gillingham used this hymn as the basis of his symphonic band work, With Heart and Voice. The band version features an original melody by Gillingham that partners with the hymn and is featured in Variation II of this setting. The hymn celebrates grace and would be appropriate year round in the worship cycle. Toccata on I am Thine O Lord - William H. Donne Fanny J. Crosby wrote the words to this hymn in 1875 based on Hebrews 10:22 in the Bible. William H. Donne wrote the vibrant musical setting. This is a truly uplifting hymn expressing the joy of grace and sanctification. It would be appropriate during any part of the liturgical year other than Lent and Advent. Postlude on Azmon - Carl G. Glaser This hymn, commonly known as O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, is a favorite of Gillingham, who grew up playing hymns on an old 'pump' organ (harmonium) and then later playing organ in church through high school, college and graduate school. The words were written by Charles Wesley in 1739 and the music by Carl G. Glaser in 1839. The hymn is filled with praise and thanksgiving and is appropriate to use during any part of the church year with the exception of Lent and Advent.

Buy Together




Buy both for $29.99

AddtoCart Print

Sacred Marimbist, The (Volume 1)

* = required

How do you rate this item?
Your Screen Name:


This name will appear next to your review. Leave it blank if you wish to appear as "Anonymous".

Review Title:

50 Character maximum.

Review of the Product:

1000 characters maximum.

Rate this product's difficulty level:


Example: "Emeryville, CA"

Email address:


Used to contact you regarding your review. If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank.

Review Guidelines
  • Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. Do you like the artist? Is the transcription accurate? Is it a good teaching tool?
  • Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. Are you a beginner who started playing last month? Do you usually like this style of music?
  • Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn't.
  • Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.
  • Avoid disclosing contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.), or including URLs, time-sensitive material or alternative ordering information.
  • We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us.
  • All submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us.
  • Read Sheet Music Plus's complete Privacy Policy

Sacred Marimbist, The (Volume 1)

* = required

Send to email(s):

To send to more than one person, separate addresses with a comma.

Your name:
Your email:
Personal message:

Tell a friend (or remind yourself) about this product. We'll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it. You may also enter a personal message.

We do not use or store email addresses from this form for any other purpose than sending your share email.

Read our Privacy Policy.

After purchase, you can download your MP3 from your Sheet Music Plus Digital Library - no software installation is necessary! You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library.
After purchase, you can download your Smart Music from your Sheet Music Plus Digital Library - no software installation is necessary! You can also download at any time in your Digital Library.
After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players.

Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again.

* = required

Music List Name



Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you've mastered: Music Lists are as unique as the musician! Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world.

To create a music list, please sign in.

Existing Accounts

Sign In and Add to My Music List

New Accounts

Create Account and Add to My Music List