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Composition Spotlight -Song for the Prairie Sky

(The Composition Showcase is a unique resource for conductors.   Choral composers are allowed to share only a few of their best works.  Each week we offer you the best of the best on a silver platter.   The Silver Platter Award winners are works that your choirs will love to sing and your audiences will love to hear)
Silver Platter Award Winner:
Song for the Prairie Sky arranged by Braeden Ayres SATB and piano (Click here for PDF and here for AUDIO)
Level: Beginning High School or Higher
Uses: General Concert
Program Themes:  Spring, Loneliness, Longing, Love, Valentine’s Day
This Piece Would Program Well With:  O Danny Boy by R. Paul Thompson available from JWPepper and SheetMusicPlus
Oh so that’s who she’s talking about in the folk song “He’s Gone Away.”  It’s the sailor from Shenandoah!  Braeden  Ayres has really done something clever and enjoyable by combining these two American folk songs into one story.   There are so many versions of each of these separately.  Putting them together really made me smile. 
Song for the Prairie Sky is available through the composer’s website:
on February 19, 2016 2:59pm
Brand new LIVE audio (with real singers!) was just released! Check it out below.