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Promising Skies

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 14:53
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.950


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (Alto Clarinet)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In late August of 2005, the normally festive skies over the city of New Orleans began to change. As Hurricane Katrina approached the city, the skies promised a weather event of unprecedented proportions.

Composer Robert W. Smith was commissioned by the United State Marine Forces Reserve Band of New Orleans to create this symphonic tone poem recreating and commemorating the Katrina experience. Beginning with Blue Sky, the jazz of the historic city provides the musical inspiration. Soon, the Threatening Sky arrives giving way to the Raging Sky. Finally, the Dawn of a New Sky brings hope as the city is reborn to share its musical gifts once again.

- Program Note by publisher


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