Eternity Falls from My Feet (2008)



Timpani (4 drums)

Percussion 1: Three Triangles (Small, Medium, and Large)

Percussion 2: Finger Cymbals, Sizzle Cymbal, and Small Tam-Tam; triangle beater, snare drum stick, bow, one yarn mallet, and tam-tam beater

Percussion 3: Three Suspended Cymbals (Small, Medium, and Large) and Large Tam-Tam; triangle beater, wire brush, two yarn mallets, snare drum stick, bow, and tam-tam beater

Duration: 3:30
Availability: Downloadable PDF



Eternity Falls from My Feet is the fifth part of a seven-movement work for orchestra entitledToBind The Sweet Influences. In addition to movements for the full orchestra, there are stand-alone movements that feature each section of the orchestra individually. This movement for percussion is inspired by William Blake’s poem “Auguries of Innocence”

 To see a world in a grain of sand,                                                                                                              And a heaven in a wild flower,                                                                                                                   Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,                                                                                                     And eternity in an hour.

– William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”


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