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Crossing the Rubicon

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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Exotic colors and driving rhythms portray a metaphor of taking action from which there is no turning back. Exploring a variety of timbres, a heartfelt yet deliberate melody takes center stage as it is surrounded by a wealth of rhythmic and harmonic backdrops. Ultimately, all elements unite in a powerful statement.

- Program Note from publisher


Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon river with his army on 10 January, 49 BC, precipitated the Roman Civil War, which ultimately led to Caesar's becoming dictator for life (dictator perpetuo) and the rise of the imperial era of Rome. Today, the phrase "crossing the Rubicon" is a metaphor that means to pass a point of no return.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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