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Shooting Stars

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Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Toms (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This dynamic and challenging new work from Richard Saucedo is filled with rich musical imagery. The opening section features prominent roles for alto and soprano sax soloists while the percussion section provides a pulsating ostinato accompaniment. After a beautiful lyric section, the fast pace returns with antiphonal tradeoffs, and culminating in a bombastic statement from the entire ensemble.

- Program Note from publisher

Shooting Stars is a series of quasi-chamber music segments with an occasional tutti band moment here and there. The piece should be a great showcase for your soprano sax and alto sax soloists. Although there is much technique to endure, the more experienced bands should find this a fun piece to play.

My sincere thanks to Jeffrey Siepak, Director of Bands at Adlai Stevenson High School (Il.) for commissioning this work.

- Program Note by composer

Performance notes may be found in the Discussion tab, above.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Westchester Symphonic Winds (Tarrytown, N.Y.) (Nathan Brewster, conductor) – 9 February 2020
  • Saddleback College Wind Ensemble (Mission Viejo, Calif.) (Yorgos Kouritas, conductor) – 7 December 2017
  • Stevenson High School (Lincolnshire Ill.) Honor Band – 2011

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