Medium Concert Percussion Ensemble
8 Players + violin
Instrumentation: Violin, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone 1, Vibraphone 2, Marimba 1 (4-octave), Marimba 2 (4-octave), Marimba 3 (5-octave), Percussion 1 (Small Suspended Cymbal, Doumbek, Tambourine, Mark Tree), Percussion 2 (2 Triangles, Large Suspended Cymbal, Riq [or small tambourine]).
A heart-felt tribute to a dearly departed friend, Touch the Sky is a percussion octet which takes listeners on an emotional journey. Led by a featured violin, the work features memorable melodies and is appropriate for an upper-level high school or college ensemble.