From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I/C Piccolo
Flute II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Percussion I-II-III, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Providing a festive mood and highly appealing musical moment, this celebratory piece expresses the joy and exhilaration of a new beginning. Any concert program will be enhanced by the tuneful melodies and intricate rhythmic conversations between the instruments.

-Program Note from publisher

This is a celebrative work that begins in meter (. = 138) marked Vivo. The primary thematic material is first presented in the trumpets while a secondary theme is soon heard in the alto saxophones and horns. The opening section provides solo opportunities for clarinet, flute, trumpet and euphonium. A slower and more legato section offers contrast. Solo oboe, cued to trumpet, introduces the melody that is immediately repeated by the upper woodwinds with added counterpoint in the alto saxophones and horns. The scoring in this middle section offers solo opportunities for both trumpet and horn. The closing section repeats much of the opening material leading to a satisfying finale. Best suited to high school students, this inviting new work will serve as a colorful concert opener.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, September 2013, pg. 41


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Watsonville (Calif.) Community Band (Brad Gronroos, conductor) - 9 December 2022

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