December Sky

From Wind Repertory Project
Erik Morales

Erik Morales

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

"On a crisp, cold night in December, she gazes upward and stands in awe of the heavens. She realizes that the earth is only a tiny part of something much greater."

This scenario provides the backdrop for this composition, which was inspired by the night sky as viewed by my six-year-old from our home in Louisiana. It begins with the theme in the clarinets. The rest of the ensemble gradually reveals itself, as if one discovers a star not previously notice din the sky. The music reaches its climax … where we are humbled by the sheer magnitude of stars in the sky and realize our place in the university The piece ends with twinkling stars portrayed in the flute, oboe, clarinet and bells.

- Program Note by composer

For Olivia.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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