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Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass 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-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Concert Tom
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba (5 octaves)
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle (medium)
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block (medium)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Rhythmic and energetic, this lively work contains elements of an early American character but also features a poignant, calmer section with a lighter texture and interlaced lyric motifs. The piece builds to a dramatic peak with a powerful and majestic statement by the full ensemble. The final segment, however, becomes more and more frenzied with mixed meters and relentless percussion figures as it races to an exciting conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned for the 20th Annual Southern Indiana Festival of Bands, including ensembles from the following high schools: Barr-Reeve, Mitchell, North Daviess, North Knox, Shoals, and South Knox.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Maryland: IV
  • Minnesota: II


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  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Concert Band (Vivian Scott, conductor) - 30 November 2022
  • The Southern Tier (Binghamton, N.Y.) Concert Band (Robin Linaberry, conductor) - 25 April 2022
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Concert Band (Chandler L. Wilson, conductor) - 22 November 2021
  • Lakeview High School Wind Ensemble (Hilary Patriok, conductor) - 25 January 2020 (Severance Hall, Cleveland)
  • Strafford Wind Symphony (Sanford, Me.) (Bruce Gatchell, conductor) – 25 May 2019
  • Stagg High School (Palos Hills, Ill.) Bands (Bob Mecozzi, conductor) 17 May 2018
  • West Virginia University Symphonic Band (Lindsey Williams, conductor) - 27 February 2018
  • New England Conservatory (Boston) Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (Jared Cassedy, conductor) – 12 December 2017
  • University of Colorado Boulder Concert Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 23 October 2017
  • Phoenix (N.Y.) Community Band (Scott Ciesla, conductor) – 16 May 2016
  • Coppell (Texas) Middle School North Honor Winds (Jeremy Lindquist, conductor) - 12 February 2015 (2016 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Barry Houser, conductor) - 16 July 2015
  • California All-State Junior High School Symphonic Band (David Gorham, conductor) - 22 February 2015 (2015 CMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • Coastal Communities Concert Band (San Diego, Calif.) (Robert Fleming, conductor) – 22 February 2015
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) - 19 October 2014
  • First Coast Wind Ensemble (Jacksonville, Fla.) (Richard Saucedo, conductor) 25 February 2012
  • VanderCook College of Music (Chicago, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Charles T. Menghini, conductor) – 18 December 2009 (2009 Midwest Clinic)

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