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December Sky

By Erik Morales

Developing band Beginning Band - Grade 1.5
Composed by Erik Morales. Arranged by Erik Morales. Developing Band. FJH Developing Band. This beautiful yet simple ballad evokes the images of a clear night sky and its humbling grandeur. While all individual parts are quite playable, the work uses interesting harmonies and careful orchestration to make your group shine. A great way to develo. Score and parts. Duration 2:36. The FJH Music Company Inc #B1282. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1282).

Item Number: FJ.B1282

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About FJH Developing Band

Slightly more advanced than beginning band. Clarinet 1 begins to play over the break. Rhythms and ranges are expanded to accommodate the end of first-year as well as second-year instruction. Grade 1.5

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  • 4

    wilmington, de
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 14, 2007 Love this

    This is such a beautiful, sure to get the woodwinds excited not so much for brass players like me. be sure you have a killer clarinet section with perfect yet totally broken in reeds, the beginning is just calling for squeaks. hope this was helpful. buy the piece its so...

    pretty !

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  • 5

    Wyoming, MI
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  • December 02, 2007 Awesome

    I think December Sky is such a beautiful song. It is very flowy when you really listen to it. When you really listen to it and understand the song, you know what it's all about. It's all about Erik's six year old daughter looking up into the...

    sky during a calming and beautiful Christmas day.

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