Spacious Skies

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Bruce Broughton

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General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 7:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: U.S. Air Force Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Saxophone quartet with band accompaniment


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Spacious Skies (2017) was commissioned and recorded by the United States Air Band in Washington. D.C.. An exuberant piece, it features a saxophone quartet as a solo ensemble with the band as accompanist.

The phrase “spacious skies” comes from the song, America the Beautiful (“Oh beautiful for spacious skies . . .”), but does not have any programmatic connotation or association other than to convey the sheer exhilaration of flying, especially as described in the words that follow the opening line, “O’er amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! . . . From sea to shining sea!”

- Program Note from University of North Texas Symphonic Band concert program, 13 February 2018


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.) (Michael Willen, conductor) - 18 October 2023 (Jonesboro, Ark.)
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Symphonic Band (Dennis W. Fisher, conductor) – 13 February 2018

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