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Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney


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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $150.00


Instrumentation

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

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

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Program Notes

Commissioned by the Oshkosh (nickname “Sawdust City”) Area Community Band for their 25th anniversary, Sawdust City Celebration presents varied and creative settings of early American folk tunes commonly heard during Wisconsin's pioneer days. With styles ranging from dramatic and powerful to lighthearted and lyrical, this is a rich-sounding and impressive work for the concert stage.

- Program Note by publisher


Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during the 1800s was known as Sawdust City because it was a center for the lumber industry and construction market. This inviting work begins slowly with brief solos for flute, trumpet, baritone and clarinet, and leads to a presentation of three early American folk songs from Wisconsin's pioneer days. The first folk song, The Tomahawk Hem, features solo piccolo and snare drum in the early measures. The horn section introduces the next folk song, The Pinery Boy, which ends with a traditional oboe solo. The concluding march-like folk song, The Shanty-Boy on the Big Eau Claire, initially features a trumpet trio (either soloists or section) and percussion. A brief coda combines the various melodies at create a stimulating finales. At the easier end of the grade level, this interesting new work offers many rehearsal challenges and rewards for developing high school musicians.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist, June/July 2013, p. 37-38.


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

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