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Art in the Park

By Robert Sheldon

Concert Band - Grade 5
Composed by Robert Sheldon. Concert Band; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Alfred Concert Band. Part(s); Score. 300 pages. Duration 8:30. Alfred Music #00-29479. Published by Alfred Music (AP.29479).

Item Number: AP.29479


Art in the Park is a four-movement work that musically portrays various styles and techniques used in the visual arts. Musical representations of high energy cubism, dreamy impressionistic aquarelle, the nobility and subtle shadings of chiaroscuro, and a percussion ensemble's rendition of a sgraffito are included, with the orchestration designed to depict the style of the brushstrokes in each painting. This is a very unusual piece with highly diverse content! (8:30).

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  • 5

    Newfoundland, Canada
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  • October 08, 2019 Superbly written

    Robert Sheldon has done a great job capturing the imagery of the paintings in musical form. It's definitely a tough piece, but worth the effort.

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  • 5

    Ariel-Leigh Smith
    Manchester, New Hampshire
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  • January 29, 2009 Amazing! You feel like you are in it.

    "Art in the park" by Robert Sheldon has to be my favorite piece I have played in band. You'll find the first and third movements most likely to be your favorites. Second and fourth movements are very slow but beautiful. [Great for flutes] Third movement is ALL ABOUT PERCUSSION...

    , the bell part is beautiful and the marimba part is very interesting. First movement is sort of tricky even though in easy 4/4 time random rests and beat blocks occur making a slight challenge for a group. Very mysterious and chase sounding. All toghether the piece is unique and beautiful.

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