Odyssey of Peace
This original piece was inspired by Revelation Chapter 4: 1-11, and beautifully reflects that scripture. The passages may be read as part of the performance or simply used as interpretive insight. The bell score may be performed alone but the addition of percussion – particularly the timpani, snare, and suspended cymbal – enhances the dynamic of the piece. Using optional alternate bells adds texture and emphasizes the counter-melody. Techniques include LV, Sk, mallet, mart, and mart-lift. This wonderful work is filled with expression throughout, and the gentle, peaceful ending is quite inspirational. 122 measures beginning in e minor and ending in G Major.
Percussion 1 part: Mark Tree, Suspended Cymbal, Windchimes, Tam Tam (gong), Snare, Tambourine, Ratchet, Triangle.
Percussion 2 part: Orchestra chimes, Triangle, Glockenspiel.
Percussion 3 part: timpani only.