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Extraordinary Machines of Clockwork and Steam

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Scott Watson

Scott Watson

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 5:450
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $58.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Mark Tree
  • Ratchet
  • Siren Whistle
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Bring the magical sounds of steampunk to your programs with this imaginative work for concert band. You'll musically visit the fascinating world of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and others whose imaginative and limitless view of the future included all sorts of fanciful contraptions including forward-looking modes of transportation, time travel, weaponry, and more.

Two themes alternate, one conveying the wonder of these futuristic marvels (and the mysterious "laboratoriums" where they are hatched). A second raucous, energetic theme portrays the steam, gears, sprockets and pulleys mechanically powering them. The unique sonic palette includes minor "cabaret" harmonies, evocative toy percussion (ratchet, brake drum, siren whistle) and vocal "steam" sounds from wind players.

Commissioned by the Clayton High School (N.J.) Concert Band, David Dashefsky, conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • South Jersey Area (Mays Landing) Wind Ensemble (Scott Watson, conductor) - 24 April 2023
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Wind Ensemble (Darrin Schreiner Thiriot, conductor) - 28 November 2022
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Morristown, N.J.) (Matthew J. Paterno, conductor) - 3 April 2022
  • Riverside High School (Painesville, Ohio) Concert Band (David A. Schwartz, conductor) - 30 January 2020
  • Central Junior High (Euless, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Christine Bell Cumberledge, conductor) - 18 December 2019 (2019 Midwest Clinic)
  • Royal Oak (Mich.) Concert Band (Kevin R. Czarnik, conductor) - 27 October 2019
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) - 26 September 2019

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