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Postcard from Pittsburgh

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Robert Buckley

Robert Buckley

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General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard

Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto 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

This well-conceived musical postcard conveys the sights and sounds of the beautiful, artistic, and historic Pennsylvania city. An opening section that includes a metallic Steel City theme is intended to portray the city’s industrial heritage through the use of deliberate and intense repeated rhythmic patterns and powerful chords, This section builds to a slower, contrasting section that features a majestic City of Bridges theme that celebrates the grandeur of the city, its three rivers, and numerous bridges through soaring lines and beautiful harmonies. These themes then develop and intertwine to create the driving City of Champions section that moves to the finale — a powerful section featuring ascending chords that represent the breathtaking ride up the 800-foot Duquesne Incline, ultimately bringing the work to a dramatic conclusion.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 69/8 (March 2015), p. 32.
  • Buckley, R. (2013). Postcard from Pittsburgh [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.