Voices of the Sky composed by Samuel R. Hazo. For Concert Band (Score & Parts). MusicWorks Grade 3. Grade 3. Score and parts. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4002389).
Our sky is never the same – from day to day or even hour to hour. It holds the brightest and darkest things we will ever see, and in addition is capable of displaying every imaginable color and mood. Through this expressive work, Samuel Hazo has translated the many qualities of the sky into musical moods. The opening section features flowing melodies beautifully developed between soloistic and full ensemble playing. The “sinister” fast section features driving rhythms, mixed meters and a crescendo that evolves into a powerful setting of the original melody. Sam's sense of timing and emotional pacing is strongly evident in this effective work. Dur: 5:45 (Includes Full Performance CD).