Voices of the Sky

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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

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General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo (optional)
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Tuba/String Bass
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The many qualities and changes in appearance of the sky are translated into musical moods through this expressive work. The opening lyric section flows between soloistic and full ensemble playing and leads to a "sinister" fast section of driving rhythms and mixed meter that crescendos to a powerful new setting of the original melody to close the work. Impeccable timing and emotional pacing sustain and propel this effective work.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by Dr. Cynthia L. Houston, Conductor, Murchison International Baccalaureate School, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX.

Dedicated to Paula Crider, Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Junior High B
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Hazo, S. (2005). Voices of the Sky [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.