Inspired by the William Blake poem "Morning," ...ascends the sky is a beautiful intermediate work for solo 5-octave marimba, filled with sixteenth notes flowing up and down the full range of the instrument.
Genre: Marimba (4-mallet) | # of Players: 1 Level: Medium | Duration: 4:45
Instrumentation Marimba (5-octave)
Program Notes ...ascends the sky was inspired by the William Blake poem “Morning.” It was commissioned and premiered by Dr. Julia Gaines.
"Morning" by William Blake To find the Western Path, Right thro' the Gates of Wrath I urge my way; Sweet Mercy leads me on With soft rependant moan: I see the break of day.
The way of swords and spears, Melted by dewy tears, Exhales on high; The Sun is freed from fears, And with soft grateful tears Ascends the sky.