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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)
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
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

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

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

  • 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)
  • Orange County (Anaheim, Calif.) Wind Symphony (Anthony Mazzaferro, conductor) - 21 June 2015
  • Colburn Wind Ensemble (Brian Ho, conductor) - 3 February 2014
  • West Lakota High School (West Chester, Ohio) Symphonic Winds (Stephen Gage, conductor) - 22 December 2006 (2006 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Sheldon, R. (2006). Metroplex: Three Postcards from Manhattan [score]. Alfred Publishing: Van Nuys, Calif.