Der Lehrmeister

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

This work bears the designation Opus 197.

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: III-1/2 (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/Flute I
Flute 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
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The translated title of this engaging composition is “The Master Teacher.” Commissioned by the Florida Bandmasters Association in memory of Jack Crew, the work offers an introduction to the musical style of Richard Strauss, one of Crew’s favorite composers. This passionate and energetic piece’s structure focuses on the musical devices Strauss typically used in his creations, including rhythmic repetition, tempo changes, harmonic progressions flavored with chromatic counterpoint, dramatic contrasts of dynamics, and motivic development, which in the case of this composition includes a heroic and playful “Jack’s Theme” that appears throughout the piece.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Der Lehrermeister translates from German to ”The Master Teacher.” Dedicated to the memory of the composer’s mentor, inspiration, teaching role model, and friend Andrew ”Jack” Crew, it evokes the musical style of Richard Strauss -- rich harmonic language, motivic development, rhythmic repetition, numerous tempo changes, solos for various instruments, and a deep sense of passion and energy. Written in modified rondo form, Sheldon also draws upon several landmark Strauss works as inspiration, including Alpensinfonie, Don Juan, and Stadt Wien. The main theme is heroic and playful, a unifying element which honors Jack’s musicianship, professionalism, and outstanding teaching.

- Program Note by Rich Pauch for the Wheaton Municipal Band concert program, 21 December 2017


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