The Prairie, Symphony No. 3, "The Big Sky Symphony"

Composer
Sabra Lindgren
Year of composition
2009
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
8 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
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I lived over two decades on a ranch in Montana and had many experiences observing the full night sky away from the city lights. These experiences, along with other Montana and Northwest experiences on the prairies, in the mountains, and along the river, inspired the programatic Symphony No.3, The Big Sky Symphony. There are four movements: Big Sky at Night, The Prairie, The Mountains, and The River. Suggested fingerings are written in some scores.

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