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Lords of Greenwich, The

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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon


This work bears the designation Opus 131.


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00; (digital) - $78.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Written in the style of an authentic British folk tune, this is an original composition inspired by the music of Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams. A jaunty theme greets the listener at the outset of the piece, followed by a lyrical and expressive ballade. A brief transition culminates in a musical statement that recalls the music of a British military brass band, which is then accompanied by the original thematic material bringing the piece to a definitive conclusion.

- Program Note by composer


The Lords of Greenwich was commissioned by the Brandon Valley Band Parents of Brandon, South Dakota, and dedicated to their middle school band director, Bruce Wildes, honoring him for his thirty-three years of service to the band program of their city. During the creation of this piece, the composer was mindful of Mr. Wildes' fondness for British brass band music, and the fact that he was a descendent of Londoners who most likely arrived in America by way of ships that left from Greenwich.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV


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