As The Days Become Shorter

Grade 4

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      As The Days Become Shorter


This work was commissioned by the Lampasas High School Band, Lampasas, Texas, Richard Hooper, Director, in memory of their classmate and friend, Chris Cruz, and his father and sister. Chris was a saxophone player, Eagle Scout and junior in high school. He was a much-loved member of the high school band and this work was commissioned in honor and memory of him. The title refers to Chris favorite time of the year: the end of summer, band camp, the start of school, the start of fall, football games, band competitions and all the other fun times that come along for high school band students “as the days become shorter.” Energetic and driving, much like the life that Chris lived, this work is meant to be a celebration of his life and spirit.

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Weight 2.75 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 2.5 in

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