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Piece Title : Sky Music
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Level : Undergraduate
Composer / Arranger : Santa Cruz, Sarah
Composer / Arranger Details: Sarah Santa Cruz is currently the Percussion Specialist at Westwood High School, where she has taught since 2010. Westwood is a part of the Round Rock Independent School district and is located in Austin, TX. At Westwood, her responsibilities include teaching percussionists in the marching band, concert band, and percussion ensemble settings, as well as occasionally conducting a concert band. Under Ms. Santa Cruz’s direction, the Westwood Percussion Ensemble performed at the Midwest Clinic in 2012. In addition to her work at Westwood, she teaches private lessons at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, and was recently selected to be the Drumline Caption Head for The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps located in Seguin, TX.

Ms. Santa Cruz graduated from the University of North Texas in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Music. During her time at UNT, she played in the marching band, concert band, South Indian Ensemble, Gamelan, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, and Classical Percussion Ensemble, and studied with Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Mike Drake, Jose Aponte, Ed Smith, and Poovalur Sriji. She was also a member of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps snare line. Professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Percussive Arts Society (PAS), and ASCAP, and she holds an educational endorsement from Vic Firth, Inc.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Tuned Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Bass Drum / Crash Cymbals / Crotales (Set of) / Glockenspiel / Large Size Tom / Medium Size Tom / Small Size Tom / Snare Drum / Suspended Cymbal / Tam-Tam / Trombone / Tuba / Vibraphone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Low Brass: 2 trombones, 2 bass trombones, 2 euphoniums, 2 tubas
Written for / Commissioned by : Cedar Ridge High School Low Brass Ensemble
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
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Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2013 / 
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Sky Music is written for seven percussionists accompanied by a low brass octet. There are a few technically challenging passages fro the brass players, but overall the ensemble is carried by the percussionists. The low brass sounds provide a warm background and occasional melodic lines that give the ensemble depth.

Sky Music is meant to be a musical representation of a flight with an unknown destination and the many colorful images one would experience along the way. One listener may envision scenes of skies with beautiful coloration and cloud patterns, while another experiences the nostalgia of a euphoric time in life. The interpretation is dependent on the listener and is meant to be different for each person. Sky Music was commissioned by the Cedar Ridge High School Low brass Ensemble for the performance at Midwest Clinic 2013 and the Cedar Ridge Percussion Ensemble for their performance at TMEA 2014.

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