Melody Park

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration:c. 4:35
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $58.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This majestic, commissioned overture is well-suited for young band festival or concert programming, or for use at celebratory occasions. A spirited fanfare accompanied by woodwind flourishes introduces the first section of the piece scored in time. Accompanied by martial percussion, this section features bold fanfare like melodic material throughout, presented initially by woodwinds before being joined by the full ensemble. A noble, contrasting section includes a prideful trumpet solo, soaring lines, and effective contrasts of texture and dynamics. Earlier material is then revisited as the piece moves to a powerful conclusion.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

  • West Virginia: I


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 69/8 (March 2015), p. 31.
  • Robert Sheldon website Accessed 3 September 2021