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edge of the world (2011)

Medium: Keyboard Percussion Quintet
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: 2011
Duration: 4:15
Difficulty: Grade 4

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Marimba 1
Marimba 2
Optional Auxiliary Percussion (finger cymbals, wind chimes, suspended cymbal) 

* Marimbas 1 & 2 may play on the same 4-octave instrument.

Written as a gift for Michael and Sara Wood on the occasion of their wedding on June 24, 2007, Edge of the World is inspired by the poem and beautiful watercolor print "True Things" by StoryPeople creator Brian Andreas ( This poem poignantly captures the essence of two people starting their lives together and looking forward to what the future holds. Originally scored as a duet for marimba & vibraphone in 2007, I reworked the piece for keyboard percussion quintet with auxiliary percussion for the High Point University Percussion Ensemble in 2011.