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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke

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General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 7:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Anglo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €160.00   |   Score Only (print) - €33.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A skillful description of the cityscape of New York that captures the excitement of a first visit to Manhattan. Included is a street scene and a laid-back blues theme followed by a passionate melody that conveys a sense of awe of the whole experience. Then it returns to the bustling opening material for a rousing finish!

- Program Note from publisher

Philip Sparke was so inspired and moved by his first visit to New York, that he had to capture the moment in one of his compositions. At first a general picture of New York is presented as all the sights and sounds are taken it. Eventually the composer finds himself in Manhattan. Walking along a street, music can be heard wafting from one of the jazz-clubs. This musical representation of personal impressions creates an extremely memorable work.

- Program Note by the Music Shop

Commissioned by the United States Army Field Band, Washington, D.C., The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Anglo Music Accessed 30 July 2018
  • Perusal score
  • Sparke, P. (2008). A Weekend in New York [score]. Anglo Music: Wembley, England.