Indian Treaty Time

From Wind Repertory Project
Brent Michael Davids

Brent Michael Davids

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Film Composer
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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 I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-tom (large)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Indian Treaty Time is a tribute to the American Indians of Minnesota. Indian Treaty Time musically evokes the massive loss of indigenous lands that left the Dakota and Ojibwe people removed from their original territories. American Indians did not own land privately, as Western European settlers may have assumed. The idea that land could be bought and sold was a foreign concept not shared by the Indians. For Dakota and Ojibwe people, the land was regarded as a living relative where Indians and Earth existed in a shared kinship relationship. The treaties were agreements between sovereign nations, and considered the highest law of land by the U.S. Constitution.

It is hoped that Indian Treaty Time will open another doorway for discussion, in a way that is respectful, is musical, and honors the Dakota and Ojibwe of Minnesota.

Indian Treaty Time was commissioned by Minnesota Band Directors Association, and designed to fulfill the Minnesota Academic Standards, Arts K-12 for “contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities.”

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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