Infinity’s Reflection invokes feelings of nostalgia and reminiscence. A combination of both handbells and choir chimes provides a rich musical texture and gives ringers the extra challenge of frequently switching between the two different instruments. The chimes are meant to represent the mysterious pull of memories as one struggles to move on to a more promising future. The melody is constantly thrown back and forth between chimes and bells, imitating the oppressive influence of the past on the present. One of the motives that appears several times in the bells includes many fast, repeated notes accented by syncopation, attempting to rise higher but always inevitably descending down to the same pitch, as if trying to run away from something.
Composed for and performed by the Westminster Concert Bell Choir.