River of Grass (Sheldon)

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

This work bears the designation Opus 232.

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Robert Sheldon Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-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
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

River of Grass was commissioned by the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Youth Pride Band of South Florida. The commission was funded by the Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts.

Inspired by the Everglades, often thought of as a slow-moving river of grass just to the west of Ft. Lauderdale, the piece begins with a fast-paced tempo inspired by a ride in an airboat, gliding over the sawgrass through the marshes and flatwoods. As evening descends, the music depicts nighttime in the 'glades, with moonlight shimmering on the water, but with a sense of solitude and uneasiness, knowing you are surrounded by the many creatures that call this place home. The piece ends with a seaplane ride taking us from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal waters, soaring over the sparkling skyline and glittering beaches.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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