by Nathan Daughtrey
Instrumentation: Bells/Crotales + Low Drum, Xylophone/Chimes + Low Drum, Vibraphone 1 + Low Drum, Vibraphone 2 + Low Drum, Marimba 1 (4-octave) + Low Drum, Marimba 2 (4-octave) + Low Drum, Marimba 3 (4.3-octave) + Low Drum, Marimba 4 (5-octave) + Low Drum
Percussion 1 (4 Timpani, Sizzle Cymbal), Percussion 2 (Bell Tree, Mark Tree, Bongos (2), Congas (2), Suspended & China Cymbal), Percussion 3 (Snare Drum, 4, Concert Toms, Suspended & Ride Cymbal), Percussion 4 (Concert Bass Drum, Tam-Tam, Log Drums (4), Temple Blocks)
Voices (ensemble members have vocal cues in their parts so they can sing)
Inspired by the O'Shaughnessy poem, Ode ("We are the music maker and we are the dreamers of dreams"), The Dreamers of Dreams seeks to capture the essence of building something from the ground up, such as a percussion program. The rousing celebratory nature of the piece will take your breath away.