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ellipsis

Medium: Percussion Ensemble (8 players)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: November 2009
Duration: 5:00
Difficulty: Grade IV

Instrumentation:
Percussion 1 (Bells, Xylophone, 2 Woodblocks)
Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, Bongos)
Percussion 3 (Marimba, 2 Concert Toms)
Percussion 4 (Marimba, 2 Concert Toms)
Percussion 5 (4 Timpani, Wind Chimes)
Percussion 6 (Suspended Cymbal, Hi-Hat, Tam-Tam)
Percussion 7 (Snare Drum, Wind Chimes)
Percussion 8 (Bass Drum)

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Ellipsis Score

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Ellipsis for Percussion Ensemble by Nathan Daughtrey
Download full mp3 recording

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notes

Ellipsis: A mark or series of marks (...) that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word or a phrase from the original text. An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought.

Read my blog entry about the commission

Ellipsis was commissioned by the middle school ensembles of the Spring Independent School District in Houston, TX:

Bailey Middle School
Bammel Middle School
Claughton Middle School
Dueitt Middle School
Twin Creeks Middle School
Wells Middle School