Almost Beyond (percussion ensemble)
Originally a marimba & piano duet, Almost Beyond was inspired by the poem and beautiful watercolor print of the same name by StoryPeople creator Brian Andreas. Now scored for a full keyboard percussion ensemble with 2 optional auxiliary percussion parts, the piece is even more powerful.
Grade Level: 3
Number of Players: 7-9
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Bells & Crotales (2 octaves)*
Chimes & Xylophone
Marimba 1 (4.3-octave)
Marimba 2 (5-octave)
Optional Percussion 1 (suspended cymbal, wind chimes)
Optional Percussion 2 (concert bass drum, tam-tam)
*If Crotales are unavailable, this entire part may be played on Glockenspiel.