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Southwest Saga

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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

General Info

Year: 1987
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score & Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel (extended high range required (high E-flat))
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


  • Xylophone, m. 6: E-flat 5 on the and of beat 4 should be G5

Program Notes

A colorful and invigorating work which captures the spirit of the great American Southwest. From the frolicking cowboy exuberance to the gentle lyricism of the expertly crafted melodies this concert/contest selection sparkles with character and energy.

Southwest Saga was commissioned by the Southwest Junior High School Band, Lakeland, Florida, Frank Howes, director.

Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Muskogee (Okla.) High School Wind Ensemble (Bruce Thompson, conductor) – 3 March 2020
  • Lone Star Symphonic Band (Katy, Texas) (Bob Bryant, conductor) – 28 February 2016
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Night Owls Campus Community Band (Mark Lortz, conductor) – 5 December 2015

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