Masks and Machines

From Wind Repertory Project
Paul Dooley

Paul Dooley

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 9:50
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Paul Dooley
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


1. I. Quarter Note = 132 - 3:15
2. II. Quarter Note = 56 - 3:05
3. III. Half Note = 84 - 2:55


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Flexitone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Masks and Machines (2015) was commissioned by a consortium of wind bands organized by Timothy Shade in honor of Gary Green's retirement from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

Masks and Machines is inspired by the early twentieth century works of Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer, and the Neoclassical music of Igor Stravinsky. I admire the simplicity of shapes and color in Schlemmer's works such as the Bauhaus Stairway and Triadic Ballet as well as the renaissance and baroque musical influences in Stravinsky's Pulcinella.

Masks and Machines contains three contrasting character pieces featuring renaissance brass music, Baroque fortspinnung in virtuosic mallet percussion, lush oboe, clarinet and bassoon solos, and machine-like flute rips.

- Program Note by composer


  • American Bandmasters Association Ostwald Award, winner, 2016
  • National Bandmasters Association/William D. Revelli Award, 2015, co-winner


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Marcellus Brown, conductor) – 26 September 2023
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Wind Symphony (Nieves Villaseñor, conductor) - 25 February 2023
  • William Mason High School (Mason, Ohio) Wind Symphony (Edward F. Protzman, conductor) - 19 December 2022 (2022 Midwest Clinic)
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Paul Popiel, conductor) – 26 April 2022
  • Tyler (Tx.) Junior College Wind Ensemble (Eddie W. Airheart, conductor) - 13 April 2021
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Wind Ensemble (Joseph Missal, conductor) - 25 February 2021
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Wind Symphony (Cody Birdwell, conductor) - 13 November 2020
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Orchestra (Andrew Trachsel, conductor) – 11 February 2020
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Wind Symphony (Russel C. Mikkelson, conductor) – 24 November 2019
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Wind Symphony (Anthony C. Marinello, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • California State University, Fullerton, Wind Symphony (Dustin Barr, conductor) – 6 October 2019
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Wind Ensemble (J. Eric Wilson, conductor) – 5 March 2019
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Ozzello, conductor) – 2 February 2019
  • Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) Band (Peter Haberman, conductor) – 11 November 2018
  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) – 9 November 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Rodney Dorsey, conductor) – 25 September 2018
  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Ensemble (Pamornpan Komolpamorn, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • Vandegrift High School (Austin, Texas) Wind Ensemble (Mike Howard, conductor) – 4 May 2018
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Symphony (Jason Gardner, conductor) – 7 April 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Dooley, P. (2015). Masks and Machines [score]. Paul Dooley: [United States].
  • Pasquale, John D. "Meditations at Lagunitas." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 752-760. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Schwartz, Robert M. "Masks and Machines." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 739-751. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.