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Dominion of the Sky

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David Shaffer

David Shaffer

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $72.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Ratchet
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

The second of three Shaffer pieces based on Greek mythology, it’s an exceptional choice for contest or concert. Includes short solos for piccolo, oboe, trumpet, clarinet, alto sax & F Horn. Mixed meters provide rhythmic challenges throughout while numerous percussion parts will keep your drummers actively involved.

Dominion of the Sky was commissioned by Terry Robb and is dedicated to Charles Neal for his 32 years as band director for the Oregon City School District, home of the Clay High School Eagles. The work was premiered on May 13, 1999 by the Clay High School Symphonic Band, Oregon, Ohio, Charles Neal, conducting.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

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Audio Links

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State Ratings

  • South Carolina: IV
  • Virginia: V


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  • Ohio University (Athens) University Band (Joshua Boyer, conductor) – 21 March 2017

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

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