Close Your Eyes and DreamItem nr.: TSPCE17-026
Close Your Eyes and Dream
by John Herndon
John Herndon's Close Your Eyes and Dream is based on a lullaby dedicated to his twin children, Taylor and Calvin. Herndon would sing this melody to his children to help them drift off to sleep. He later wrote lyrics with two slightly different verses to underscore the twins' differing and unique personalities. This piece can be performed in a number of ways: as an octet featuring all of the percussion parts, as a smaller ensemble without the optional percussion parts, or as a larger ensemble with expanded instrumentation, doubling the marimba, vibraphone, and xylophone parts. The vocal part (also optional) may also be expanded with each vocalist singing the melody in unison.
Instrumentation: • Glockenspiel • Chimes • Xylophone • Vibraphone (optional doubling) • Marimba—low A (shared between M1 & M2) • Timpano (29’’) • Cymbals (suspended cymbal*, sizzle cymbal*) • Accessories (triangle, mark tree*, triangle*, sleigh bells*) • Solo or ensemble vocals* *Optional
In addition to the printed score you are receiving downloadable:
✅ Individual Parts
✅ Full Recording