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Voices of the Sky

From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo


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General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo (optional)
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba/String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

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 by 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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

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