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Spy Ring

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Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00; (digital) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington ordered a spy ring to be organized to gather critical information about the British forces. This dynamic work creates the sense of danger and intrigue of this operation, opening with strains propelled by an underlying rhythmic layer with flashes of color from the winds and percussion. A reflective middle section features soloistic passages and lush harmonies, and offers a calming mood before the fast tempo returns for the dynamic finish.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the 2016-2017 Ward Melville High School Wind Ensemble (N.Y.), Laura Gustavsen, director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Sierra College (Rocklin, Calif.) Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony (Greg McLaughlin, conductor) – 28 November 2018
  • Oregon (Portland) Symphonic Band (Michael Burch-Pesses, conductor)- 22 April 2018
  • Jourdanton (Tx.) High School Wind Symphony (Babatunde Onibud, conductor) - 16 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)

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