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Beyond the Clouds and Into the Heavens!

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Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo


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General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Mallet Percussion I-II
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Beyond the Clouds and Into the Heavens by Richard L. Saucedo begins in meter (J = 58) marked “Maestoso,” but progressively gets faster as the work unfolds leading to a celebrative finale. The opening fanfare-like material provides an element of unity, as it appears throughout the work. The otherwise standard instrumentation calls for soprano saxophone, string bass, and piano, while the percussion scoring requires a minimum of seven players, including timpani and two mallet specialists to cover bells, xylophone, vibes, chimes, and marimba. The colorful wind scoring provides brief solo opportunities for flute, oboe, clarinet, soprano sax, and horn. This exciting new selection would work well as a vibrant concert opener and is especially well-suited for high school learners.

- Program Note The Instrumentalist, Jan. 2014, p. 30.


Richard takes the listener and performer on an extended journey through various mood styles in this impressive work for mature ensembles. The stately opening strains gather momentum and intensity, leading to a fast-paced section that features intertwining solo and small group fragments passed throughout the texture. An overall soaring theme adds a tone of triumph and grandeur throughout, and the final push to the end is both exhilarating and rhythmically dynamic.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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