Awakening Hills

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Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo

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General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned for the All-Iowa Middle School Honor Band, here is an exuberant work that features dynamic ensemble passages, layering effects, and extensive percussion scoring. Saucedo's masterful development of repetitive rhythmic motives makes this sound more difficult than it really is. A contrasting middle section uses brief solos for alto sax and flute over a rich harmonic texture.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Georgia: IV
  • Minnesota: II
  • Mississippi: III-A
  • North Carolina: IV
  • South Carolina: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Westminster College (New Wilmington, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (R. Tad Greig, conductor) - 3 November 2023
  • West Valley High School (Yakima, Wash.) Concert Band (Kirk Knight, conductor) - 1 November 2023
  • Vista Murrieta (Calif.) High School Wind Ensemble II (Edmundson, conductor) - 16 May 2023
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jack R. Snider Concert Band (Trevor Frost, conductor) - 1 May 2022
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Honor Band (Dan Peterson, conductor) - 18 November 2019
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Concert Band (Donald E. Peach, conductor) – 24 April 2019
  • Cheshire (Conn.) High School Symphonic Band (John L. Kuhner, conductor) – 18 December 2018
  • Yosemite High School (Oakhurst, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Francisco Marquez, conductor) – 13 April 2018
  • Yosemite High School (Oakhurst, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Francisco Marquez, conductor) -16 March 2018 (2018 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Truman University (Kirksville, Mo.) Concert Band (Timothy Clasby, conductor) – 7 March 2018
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) White Concert Band (Jamal Duncan, conductor) – 5 March 2018
  • Idaho State University (Pocatello) Civic Concert Band (Erin Armstrong, conductor) – 23 February 2018
  • California State University, Fresno, Symphonic Band (Jose Vargas, conductor) - 21 March 2014 (2014 Sutherland Wind Festival, Fresno, Calif.)
  • Madera (Calif.) South High School Band (Jay Rossette, conductor) - 21 March 2014 (2014 Sutherland Wind Festival, Fresno, Calif.)
  • Ely Junior High Band, Ely, Minnesota (Nolan Hauta, conductor) - April and May 2013
  • Knoxville All-School Band (Tim Varner, conductor) - May 2013
  • Mabry Middle School (Marietta, Ga.) Symphonic Band (Dan Welborn, conductor) – 19 December 2007 (2007 Midwest Clinic)

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  • Saucedo, R. (2003). Awakening Hills [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.