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To the Rubicon

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George Sweet

George Sweet

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Oboe/Flute II (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A "rubicon" is a point or action that, when crossed or taken, cannot be undone or reversed. To the Rubicon represents a headlong rush towards just such a "point of no return." While a particular storyline is not provided, the performers and listeners are both encouraged to think of a rapid journey, full of excitement, anticipation, reflection, and doubt, eventually crossing the rubicon leading to the climactic and unknown result.

This very different, fresh and interesting new piece has a lot of minimalist traits to it. Composer George Sweet gives us a constant motor in this piece with intriguing textures, sounds and colors.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.8 (2016): 28. Print