Ray Coyle is an English mallet player, percussionist, composer and educator now living in Chicago. 

Ray grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne in England has experience playing many types of music in the U.S. and Europe from jazz and rock bands to classical recitals . 

After earning his M.A. from Trinity College London Ray furthered his studies in the Netherlands gaining a masters degree in percussion performance . 

Whilst in the Netherlands he was also able to study with some of the greatest mallet players of our time, namely Keiko Abe, Leigh Howard Stevens and Dave Samuels . 

Ray has written film scores as well as music for  dance productions, percussion ensemble and solo etudes as well as continuing to write for his current ensemble .

These are a collection of pieces from the last few months

This is a link to various marimba compositions on Soundcloud
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  1. 1 CRANIUM EXTENSION 03:05
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  2. 2 HANG 02:30
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  3. 3 Bumbershoot reprise 02:21
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  4. 4 ANGELS SUBLIME 03:23
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  5. 5 BROOKLYN 02:41
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  6. 6 DOG SNAKE PUMP 02:16
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  7. 7 HUNGRY FOR SOMETHING 02:07
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  8. 8 CLAUDE'S DEEP SORROW 05:12
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  9. 9 FEATHERS AND GLITTER 01:57
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  10. 10 GARLANDS 02:38
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  11. 11 KLUNGKUNG 02:01
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  12. 12 ROLL YOUR OWN BONE 05:44
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  13. 13 MANELBROT AND HOFFMAN 02:15
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  14. 14 JOIE DE VIE 06:02 Info
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  15. 15 TROUBLE AND STRIFE 03:16
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  16. 16 MORTON 03:10
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  17. 17 OPEN SPACES 03:51
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  18. 18 ORNETTE 01:57
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  19. 19 PLAYING WITH FIRE 03:09 Info
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  20. 20 RITES OF PASSAGE 05:54
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  21. 21 SCRIPT 02:44
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  22. 22 SHAM 03:48
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  23. 23 the anti-xmas 02:50
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  24. 24 THE PUMPER 03:36
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  25. 25 TOO BIG TO FAIL 05:12
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  26. 26 TOO SMALL TO SUCCEED 02:47
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  27. 27 WINDOWS TO THE SOUL 02:50
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  28. 28 WHO CAN RECALL? 02:34
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  29. 29 TUMA 02:49 Info
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  30. 30 well, that's just your opinion man. 01:40
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  31. 31 wrong place,wrong time 01:48
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  32. 32 XENOPHOBIA 03:26
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