Masks and Machines (chamber)

From Wind Repertory Project
Paul Dooley

Paul Dooley

Subtitle: For 19 Musicians

General Info

Year: 2015 / 2020
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Paul Dooley
Cost: Score and Parts – Rental ($75.00)


1. I. Quarter Note = 132 - 3:30
2. II. Quarter Note = 56 - 3:26
3. III. Half Note = 84 - 3:00


Full Score
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat or C Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Brake Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • 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


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Wind Symphony (Bruce Moss, conductor) - 16 April 2021
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Wind Ensemble (Joseph Higgins, conductor) - 11 March 2021
  • South Dakota State University (Brookings) Wind Symphony (Jacob Wallace, conductor) - 12 February 2021
  • United States Navy Band (Washington, D.C.) (Kenneth Collins, conductor) – December 2020 *Premiere Performance* (2020 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Dooley, P. (2015). Masks and Machines [score]. Paul Dooley: [United States].
  • Paul Dooley, personal correspondence, October 2020
  • Paul Dooley website
  • Perusal score