Performed by Andy Kolar, solo marimba with Josh Knight, Marques Eckhoff, Michael Coleman, & Richard Shafer (University of Oklahoma)
Published by C. Alan Publications (www.c-alanpublications.com)
Off Axis includes an impressive virtuosic (yet idiomatic) solo part. Glassock uses the ensemble as a sounding board for the solo marimba with much rhythmic interplay and imitation. Constantly changing meters (4/4, 7/16, 9/16, 3/4, etc.) before settling in 4/4 for the drum solo section. Wonderful piece for a university student recital or for the professional.
Solo Marimba (5-octave)
Percussion 1 (3-octave vibraphone, guiro, snare drum, 2 congas, suspended cymbal)
Percussion 2 (3-octave vibraphone, temple blocks)
Percussion 3 (2 bass drums, 2 medium high concert toms, bongos, 2 metal pipes)
Percussion 4 (2 tam-tams, 3 woodblocks, 4 low concert toms)