Medium ~ Solo Marimba (4.6 octaves), 4 Percussion
Percussion Instrumentation: 2 vibraphones, snare drum, 2 congas, suspended cymbal, temple blocks, 2 bass drums, 2 medium high tom-toms, bongos, 2 metal pipes, 2 tam-tams, 3 woodblocks, 4 low tom-toms
Dedicated to American marimbist Michael Burritt, Off Axis includes an impressive virtuosic (but 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.