by Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays, Arr. James Ancona
Instrumentation: Crotales, Glockenspiel, Chimes, 2 vibraphones, 3 marimbas—low A, 5 timpani, Bongos, Cymbals (sizzle cymbal, 16" & 18" suspended cymbals, ride cymbal), Accessories (small cabasa, mark tree)
This short medley contains themes from "Letter From Home" and "First Circle" by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays. It contains beautiful harmonies and interplay between all players of the ensemble. While the complex meter changes may supply an initial challenge to performers, the end result is a seamless thread of beautiful music with a subtle underlying groove.
This collection was first performed by the Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Ensemble and was choreographed by George Staib.
Metheny Dream comes with a full, bound score and included all individual parts within an included CD-Rom.