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Sally Lamb McCune

Sally Lamb McCune

The title is intentionally capitalized.

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sally Lamb McCune
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Claves
  • Cowbell
  • Drum Set
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibra-slap
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composer Sally Lamb McCune found herself more and more intrigued by the relationship between humans and machines. New advances in technology range from drones (unmanned flying aircraft) and highly skilled industrial robots to “family” robots and humanoids that can have conversations. Although cautionary tales of man-made creations gone awry are not new, Sally thought it would be interesting to create a kind of musical cautionary tale. In Caveat, she imagines a musical idea or creature itself being constructed assembly-line style. As it moves through time, the idea undergoes constant tinkering. Abruptly shifting from one station to another, without regard to a natural sense of pace or cadence, the music is intended to sound mechanistic but playful. As the story progresses, some traits of the object that were once slightly off-kilter become over-developed.

- Program Note by Jeff Girard, Midwest Sheet Music


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony (Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor) – 15 October 2019
  • University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor) - 5 October 2018
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony (John R. Stewart, conductor) – 26 February 2016 (CBDNA 2016 North Central Division Conference, Ames, Iowa)
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra and Wind Symphony (Stephen G. Peterson, conductor) – 25 September 2016
  • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Wind Symphony (John R. Stewart, conductor) - 26 February 2016 (CBDNA 2016 North Central Regional Conference, Ames, IA)
  • New Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) Wind Sinfonia (Raymond Baril, conductor) – 17 July 2015 - WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 413-414.
  • Sally Lamb McCune website