Due North

From Wind Repertory Project
Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Due North was commissioned for the 46th Annual University of Minnesota, Duluth Jr. High Honor Band Festival, Dr. Mark Whitlock, director of bands and festival coordinator. The city of Duluth, MN on the westernmost shore of Lake Superior is farther north than most cities in the continental United States, so the title seemed appropriate! Suggesting perhaps an exciting downhill ski run or possibly a snowmobile chase through the woods, Due North is a fast-paced overture composed using a single tempo. Along the way, various moods are suggested as themes and musical ideas are passed from section to section, and the percussion provide a driving, rhythmic pulse throughout.

Due North was premiered March 4, 2014, on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with the composer conducting.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Ontario High School (Ohio) Concert Band (Sean DeLong, conductor) - 30 January 2022 (Severance Music Center, Cleveland)
  • Westbrook (Me.) High School Band (Kyle Smith, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • Ohio University (Athens) University Band (Rebecca Titus, conductor) – 11 April 2017
  • Oxford Middle School and Harmony Middle School (Overland Park, Ks.) - 8 March 2016
  • North Shore Summer Music Experience Band (Nolan Hauta, guest conductor) - 27 June 2015
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth Junior High Gold Honor Band (Michael Sweeney, conductor) - 4 March 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


None discovered thus far.