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Manatee Lyric Overture

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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

This work bears the designation Opus 23.

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


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 D I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A sparkling introduction heralds the opening of this bright and colorful work. The main theme follows quietly, building in intensity, then giving way to a poignantly reflective melody. A brief transition climaxes in a return to a festival atmosphere.

Manatee Lyric Overture was commissioned by the Manatee County School Board, Gene Witt, superintendent. It is dedicated to the 1985 Manatee All-County Honors Band, Bradenton, Florida.

Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Texas at Arlington Symphonic Band (Christopher Evans, conductor) - 9 May 2021
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  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Boomer Campus Band (Brian Britt, conductor) – 1 March 2020

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