Sacred Spaces

From Wind Repertory Project
John Mackey

John Mackey

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Osti Music
Cost: Parts (rental) - $425.00   |   Score Only (print) - $60.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion (6 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • China Cymbals (2: small and large)
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Crash Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sacred Spaces was commissioned by the United States Army Field Band, Colonel Jim. R. Keene, Commander, for the band's 2019 concert tour. The theme of the tour program, "Sacred Spaces – A Grand Canyon Celebration," was designed to commemoration the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park, America's most iconic natural landmark. The theme was to "celebrate the park by telling the stories of the many people who visit and live in this amazing place, through their own voices and narratives."

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12

Sacred Spaces is no exception to Mackey's masterful manipulation of timbre as it combines elements of military fanfare with the soundscape of the wind ensemble.

- Program Note from University of Utah Wind Ensemble concert program, 24 September 2019


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Coleman, Randall O. "Sacred Spaces." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 842-847. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.
  • John Mackey website Accessed 10 July 2019
  • Perusal score