RWS Music Company founder and CEO Robert W. Smith: “At RWS Music Company, we have reached an early milestone in our short company history with the publication of our 100th work for concert band. It is fitting the 100th publication is the first piece by a very talented young composer. Oscar Ban’s Across Illuminated Skies is a vibrant grade 3 concert/festival work that has already received critical acclaim as it is introduced to the world. Oscar represents the future of our company with a fresh new voice. We are thrilled to collaborate with Oscar and the other gifted composers in the RWS Music Company catalog. As the title of our 100th publication suggests, the future is very bright! Join us on this musical and educational journey.”
“Across Illuminated Skies”, by Oscar Ban, is a vibrant combination of tonal colors and textures. The exciting opening and dramatic finish give this work great flexibility as an opener, closer, or anywhere else on your program. Oscar Ban’s first published work shows the promise of many great things to come from his creative pen!
The RWS Music Company is thankful to its writers and the many wonderful band directors that have made this possible. We look forward to publishing hundreds more wonderful works for band in the years to come.