From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

Subtitle: Three Postcards from Manhattan

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $78.00   |   Score Only - $11.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
English Horn (optional)
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 F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Normal Community West High School Band, Normal, Illinois, Lisa Preston, director.

- Program Note from score

Metroplex: Three Postcards from Manhattan (2005) is Robert Sheldon’s second commission by the Normal Community West High School Band of Normal, Illinois. Sheldon says of his work:

A musical portrait of Manhattan’s cityscape, Metroplex opens with a vision of the New York City skyline, evoking looming buildings and concrete canyons. From there, the melody travels to the heart of an urban jazz scene, characteristic of the city’s famous night clubs. Finally, the piece takes us on a wild taxi ride through the heavy traffic of a bustling metropolis. The skyline is seen once more as we leave Manhattan, hopefully to return again soon.

- Program Note from University of North Texas Concert Band concert program, 6 November 2019


State Ratings

  • Kansas: V
  • Maryland: VI
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Minnesota: II
  • North Carolina: V
  • South Carolina: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Chicago Wind Symphony (Chicago, Ill.) (Michael McCain, conductor) - 28 October 2023
  • Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology Concert Band (Luke Camarillo, conductor) - 25 March 2023
  • Redwood High School (Visalia, Calif.) Wind Symphony (Jordan Ray, conductor) - 25 March 2023 (2023 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric Bush, conductor) - 18 February 2023
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.) Collegiate Band (David M. Blon, conductor) - 18 February 2022
  • Idaho State University (Pocatello) Symphonic Band (Thomas E. Kloss, conductor) - 4 December 2021
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (William H. Peterson, conductor) - 18 November 2021
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Wind Symphony (Jason Silveira, conductor) – 23 November 2019
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band (Luslaida Barbosa, conductor) – 6 November 2019
  • Kansas State University (Manhattan) Concert Band (Allegra Fisher, conductor) – 24 October 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Maroon Campus Band (Cassandra Bechard, conductor) – 2 May 2019
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Concert Band (Dana Biggs, conductor) - 14 April 2019
  • Prairie Wind Ensemble (East Peoria, Ill.) (Robert Sheldon, conductor) – 17 March 20189
  • Northwest Missouri State University Wind Symphony (John Bell, conductor) – 19 February 2019
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (Shaun Salem, conductor) – 10 February 2019
  • Southern Indiana (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Janis Stockhouse, conductor) – 5 November 2018
  • Spotswood (N.J.) High School Honors Wind Ensemble (Sarah Carino-Koza, conductor) - 10 May 2018
  • Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W.V.) Symphonic Band (Scott Hippensteel, conductor) – 16 February 2018
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Aileen Sullivan, conductor) – 5 October 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson)Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 1 December 2016
  • Golden Valley High School (Merced, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Vasquez, conductor) - 15 April 2016 (2016 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Robert Sheldon website Accessed 3 September 2021
  • Sheldon, R. (2006). Metroplex: Three Postcards from Manhattan [score]. Alfred Publishing: Van Nuys, Calif.