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Chasing Infinity (2017)

Medium: Percussion Ensemble (13)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: 2017
Duration: 12:00
Difficulty: Grade 5

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Marimba 1 (4-octave)
Marimba 2 (4.3-octave)
Marimba 3 (5-octave)
Timpani (Claves)
Percussion 1 [stage left]: Snare Drum, 2 Triangles, Small Suspended Cymbal
Percussion 2 [stage right]: Snare Drum, Finger Cymbals, Bongos, 2 Congas, Medium Suspended Cymbal
Percussion 3: Bell Tree, Large Suspended Cymbal, Ocean Drum, Wind Chimes, 2 Woodblocks
Percussion 4: 4 Concert Toms, China Cymbal, Hi-Hat
Percussion 5: Concert Bass Drum, Multi-Bass Drum, Tam-Tam

Commissioned by Wibrand Norel to be used as the required piece for the 2018 Open Nederlandse Slagwerk Kampioenschappen (ONSK) in The Netherlands, Chasing Infinity draws its inspiration from a quote by Gustave Flaubert from his memoirs:

“Everything measurable passes, everything that can be counted has an end. 
Only three things are infinite: 
the sky in its stars,
the sea in its drops of water,
and the heart in its tears."