From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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 (both div. a2)
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A musical celebration of the human spirit, the opening fanfare of Skydance embodies moments of heroism and pride, leading to a joyous journey of playfulness that expresses and a passion for life.

Skydance was commissioned by the Davie County High School Bands, Mocksville, North Carolina, under the direction of Andrew Jimeson. The piece was written to celebrate the band's 60th year, and the opening of their new school. the premiere took place at Wake Forest University on May 23, 2017.

- Program Note from score

The composer describes this piece as "a musical celebration of the human spirit." The work begins maestoso, with a boisterous fanfare of heroism and pride. Woodwinds enter to set the festive and playful mood of the composition, which captures a joyous musical journey celebrating freedom and passion for life. After the opening fanfare, the tempo becomes lively with syncopated rhythms followed by a gentle and expressive lyrical passage. The rhythmic section returns again until the composition ends with the maestoso brass fanfares.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

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  • Strafford Wind Symphony (Wolfeboro, N.H.) (Jeffrey Smith, conductor) - 18 March 2023
  • College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) Community Concert Band (Terry Redford, conductor) – 15 October 2019
  • Gateway Concert Band (Enumclaw, Wash.) (John Prindle, conductor) – 11 March 2019
  • Poland (Ohio) Seminary High School Wind Ensemble (Jeff Hvizdos, conductor) – 21 February 2019
  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) – 10 November 2018
  • Prairie Wind Ensemble (Peoria, Ill.) (Jim Tallman, conductor) – 11 May 2018

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