Uncle Sid

From Wind Repertory Project
Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: OK Feel Good Music
Cost: Parts (Rental) - $225.00   |   Score Only (Purchase) - $24.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Trombone III (bass)
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Lyra
  • Break Drum
  • Cowbells (2)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Kazoos
  • Marimba
  • Sand Blocks
  • Siren
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Some wind/brass parts double on Kazoos


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Uncle Sid bears a family resemblance to a puny nephew, a little ditty born of one long and feverish collegiate night. It was a night of passionate desperation, the fruit of which was a namesake who never quite lived up to his family's unreasonable expectations. His Uncle Sid, however, lives life on a much grander and appropriate scale. Sid is crass, obnoxious, and uncaring of anyone's feelings. Traveling the wedding/bar mitzvah circuit, Sid performs a hora for the horrified crowds. Sure, Sid sounds like fun, but wait till you get to know him. Uncle Sid first reared his ugly head in public on October 10, 2002, introduced by the UNLV Wind Orchestra, with the composer conducting. Sid is dedicated to my brother, with familial understanding.

Program Notes by compsoer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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