EARTH AND SKY

 

(5:00) Full Orchestra (Double Winds). Rental Fee: Orchestra Score, Set of Parts. Copyright 1997, Brent Michael Davids.

 

EARTH AND SKY is both a traditional Native American song and an orchestral adagio, as the musical theme was developed into an elegant ceremony for the lower orchestral sounds including the double bass and the higher sounds including the flute and violin. The natural sounds of the orchestra grow into the theme of earth (low) and sky (high). "Earth and Sky" features the magnificent tones of the doubles and cello for the earth. Breathing life into the sky is the ethereal appeal of the flute and violins. Two benefits of "Earth and Sky" are to introduce orchestra music to Indian audiences in a familiar way, and brings an understanding of the powwow to audiences already familiar with orchestra music.