Instrumentation: Percussion 1 (Bells, Xylophone, 2 Woodblocks), Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, Bongos), Percussion 3 (4-oct Marimba, 2 Concert Toms), Percussion 4 (4.3-oct Marimba, 2 Concert Toms (lower than Perc. 3)), Percussion 5 (Timpani, Wind Chimes), Percussion 6 (Suspended Cymbal, Hi-Hat, Tam-Tam), Percussion 7 (Snare Drum, Wind Chimes (shared with Perc. 5)), Percussion 8 (Bass Drum).
The ever energetic Ellipsis features a balanced ensemble of keyboard and battery percussion. In fact, every player in the ensemble has the opportunity to play a battery instrument at some point.
Ellipsis was commissioned by the middle school ensembles of the Spring Independent School District in Houston, TX.