by Chris Roode
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Chimes (optional), Xylophone, Vibraphone, 4 marimbas—(3) 4-octave, (1) low A, 3 timpani, Drums (snare drum, concert bass drum, concert tom), Cymbals & gongs (suspended cymbal, tam-tam), Accessories (tambourine, woodblock, triangle, brake drum, mark tree)
Chris Roode composed Aeolian Dreams at a time in his life when he was preparing to move across the country and begin a new career. In his own words, the piece "interweaves the reflections I felt on leaving the old behind with the excitement and anxiety of new beginnings." Chris wrote this piece with the beginning percussion ensemble in mind. With simple melodic content in the mallet parts and basic rhythmic ideas in the auxiliary percussion parts, this piece is ideal for the developing percussion ensemble.
Aeolian Dreams comes in a professionally bound folio with a CD-ROM containing an MP3 recording and parts for printing.