Bright Lights!

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

This work bears the designation Opus 182.

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/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-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Bright Lights! is a fast-paced, high-energy showcase for concert band. A strong rhythmic pulse drives the tuneful melodies and technical flourishes throughout this joyful offering.

The piece was inspired by John Fesler, a tuba player and founding member of the Community Concert Band of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. John was an electrical engineer, so the high energy of the tempo and the staccato eighth note "sparks" provide a nod to this remarkable man whose irrepressible personality served as a bright light to all who knew him.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Beaver County (Penn.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Kevin Newton, conductor) - 21 October 2023
  • Tualatin (Ore.) Valley Community Band (Kevin Soon, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • University of Rhode Island (Kingston) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Gene Pollart, conductor) – 20 October 2019
  • Pearland (Texas) Community Band (Bobby Wren, conductor – 9 April 2016

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