EARTH AND SKY - symphony for band

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1984

Scoring: 

2 picc-2.2.3.bcl.2, 4 sax (AATB), 3cor,2 tpt., 4.2.euph.3.1, 6 perc

Duration (min): 

18:

Movements-Titles: 

1. The Dawn
2. The Birds
3. The Rocks
4. The Dance(Native American poetry)

Text Source/Author: 

Native American poetry-PD

First Performance: 

December 1984 - Western Michigan University Symphonic Band.

A 4 movement work for concert band, each of the movements inspired by a different haiku-like verse by a different Native American tribe. The movements are titled: The Dawn, The Birds, The Rocks, The Dance. There are many technical demands in this work, and it can be recommended for advanced college ensembles.

Ensemble Type: 

band/wind ensemble large

Written under 'Creative Activities Fellowship' from Western Michigan University.

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