Medium Concert Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation: Bells & Crotales (2 octaves)*, Vibraphone 1, Vibraphone 2, 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 Bells.
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.