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River of the Ancients

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Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney


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General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 7:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

For thousands of years, the Nile River has remained a stable and life-giving presence in the land of Egypt. Throughout the piece, the music depicts dances of celebration, awe-inspiring pyramids, invasions and conquest over foreign armies. Brief solos with delicate accompaniments counterbalance bold themes and powerful percussion statements in this substantial work for young bands. An element of rhythmic vitality is pervasive throughout, representing the steady and constant flow of this mighty river of life.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • Tennessee: IV
  • West Virginia: III


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Sweeney, M. (2004). River of the Ancients [score]. Music Works: Milwaukee, Wisc.