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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

This work bears the designation Opus 71.

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00; (digital) - $78.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chanteys is an original work that recalls the music of the sea and its sailors. A jaunty opening sparkles with character and style before yielding to a pensive "Andante." The piece closes with a spirited juxtaposition of thematic material. Expressive, entertaining and great fun to play, this piece was also selected by the Yamaha Music Media Corporation of Japan as one of the "100 Best Pieces for Band" for 2001.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to the memory of Norman E. Smith. Commissioned by the Louisiana District V Band Directors Association and the "Contraband" High School Honor Band, Lake Charles, La.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Mississippi: IV-A
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • Oregon: IV
  • South Carolina: I
  • Tennessee: I
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Donald A. Lentz Concert Band (Douglas W. Bush, conductor) - 1 May 2022
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Concert Band (Andy Dubbert, conductor) - 22 November 2021
  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Monday Concert Band (Bryan T. Braue, conductor) – 25 February 2020
  • University of South Florida (Tampa) Campus Band (Trevor Butts, conductor) – 17 April 2019

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