Joe W. Moore - C Alan / McClaren Productions
Loaded with polyrhythms and metric modulation, Above the Clouds gives your advanced percussion ensemble a real chance to show off. The first measure blasts in with a rhythmic complexity grabbing the audience immediately. It then cruises along switching between layers of colors and bursts of rhythm. It ends quietly restating the opening measure cleverly in reverse! It is scored for 12 players (Xylophone, Chimes, 2 Vibraphones, 4 Marimbas, Timpani, and 3 Battery). Truly impressive!