From Wind Repertory Project
Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney

Subtitle: City of Mystery

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Gong
  • Miscellaneous Percussion
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-tom (medium)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone (or Bells)
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The ancient city of Aztalan actually existed around a thousand years ago but disappeared mysteriously by around A.D. 1300. The atmosphere of mystery and drama surrounding its existence are portrayed through careful use of tone clusters, haunting melodies and creative percussion effects.

- Program Note from publisher

Aztalan [not to be confused with Aztlán, the Aztec city], in present-day southern Wisconsin, is the site of an ancient Mississippian culture settlement that flourished during the 10th to 13th centuries. The indigenous people constructed massive earthwork mounds for religious and political purposes. They were part of a widespread culture with important settlements throughout the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries. Their trading network extended from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, and into the Southeast of the present-day United States.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Ohio: OMEA Junior High School Band C
  • Tennessee: II
  • West Virginia: I


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