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Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 8:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Dowel Stick Bundles
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Toms (3)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Calling for the band to be divided into four separate ensembles, Villages explores a wide range of harmonic and rhythmic interplay between each of these musical “villages.” The opening creates a dense canopy of sound, out of which the unique identity of each group variously emerges, then melts back into the texture. As the fast pace continues, melodic fragments are bounced from group to group with interjections from the percussion. A slower lyric section provides contrast before the frantic pace returns leading to the exciting conclusion. Innovative in concept, this stunning work creates dramatic new sounds for band.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) Community Concert Band (Terry Redford, conductor) - 15 October 2019
  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University University Band (Joseph Scheivert, conductor) – 7 October 2019
  • Glenbard East High School (Lombard, Ill.) Concert Band – 21 February 2019

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