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Year of the Dragon (Sweeney)

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Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney


General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts -$40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bb Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F
Trombone /Bassoon
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Percussion, I-II, including:

  • Anvil or Brake Drum (optional Large Cowbell (muffled))
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells (optional)
  • Finger Cymbals (optional)
  • Rain Stick (opt. Maracas)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Year Of The Dragon captures the essence of the Orient with its percussive effects and gripping harmonies, but at a level many developing bands can achieve. A stately theme opens this work with contrasting rhythmic values between brass and woodwind. The fast section features melodies that travel from section to section and from style to style. This ominous work can easily serve as a concert opener or finale.

-Program note by Faubion Middle School Symphonic I Band


Commercial Discography


Audio Links

Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References

None discovered thus far.