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Black Light

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George Sweet

George Sweet

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.95


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Percussion I-VII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

"Black Light" is defined as infrared or ultraviolet light which is invisible to the naked eye. The idea of an entire spectrum existing out of the range of human perception was a large influencing factor on the composition of the piece.

Black Light is written in a post-minimalist style and is also heavily influenced by the work of American composers Steve Reich, John Adams, and Philip Glass.

- Program Note by publisher

Motive fragments, unusual textures, percussion effects, and interesting harmonies abound.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist. 75/5 (April/May 2021), 26. Print.
  • Perusal score