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Enter the steampunk world of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and others whose fascinating, limitless view of the future presented all sorts of fanciful Victorian-era contraptions and conveyances. Two themes alternate, one depicts the wonder of these futuristic marvels (and the mysterious laboratoriums where they are hatched). A second raucous, energetic theme portrays the steam, gears, sprockets, and pulleys mechanically powering them. The piece’s unique sonic palette includes evocative toy percussion (i.e. ratchet, brake drum, siren whistle, etc.) and vocal “steam” sounds from wind players. Commissioned by the Clayton High School (NJ) Concert Band, David Dashefsky, Director, this Young Symphonic Series piece is a 2019 J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice; performed at the 2019 Midwest Clinic, was named a Bandworld Top 100 piece for 2019 by the American Band College, and is available in MakeMusic Cloud.

The Music of Scott Watson on Alfred's Score & Sound YouTube Channel!

Gift of Hope

(Grade 4)

Balkan Seven

(Grade 3)

Terracotta Warriors

(Grade 2.5)

Awesome Sauce

(Grade 1)

Driving Force

(Grade 1.5)

Social Distancing Blues

Available as FREE content in SmartMusic (visit smartmusic.com) for any band instrument or voice and piano. Performed here by the Dolcetto Trio (dolcettotrio.com).

Composer Name That Tune Challenge!

A silly, little game show where I attempt to guess my own compositions after hearing only 5 seconds of each. See how I did!

Interested in scheduling a "Virtual" Rehearsal with composer, Scott Watson? 

By Scott Watson: Escape from Thunder Mountain (Gr. 1.5) FLEX, Rock Solid (Gr. 2) FLEX and

At the Feast of Stephen  (featuring "Good King Wenceslas") FLEX (Gr. 1) !

A NEW collection of flexible instrumentation and instrument-specific solos, with piano accompaniment, written by some of your favorite composers in the band world. Available in SmartMusic and at Totalsheetmusic.com. Each solo comes with SI Soloist Exercises which help prepare the player, and Sound Advice program notes and rehearsal tips. 

by Scott Watson: 

Monarch (Solo Flute and Piano, Grade 3).

Mustang Spirit (any Band Instrument and Piano, Grade 2)

Sur la Glace (Solo Oboe and Piano, Grade 2)

Dance of the Night (and Band Instrument and Piano, Grade 2)

MakeMusic interview at the 2022 Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

CONTACT SCOTT WATSON: drscottwatson@gmail.com

Soli Deo Gloria!