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Antithigram

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Jack Stamp

Jack Stamp


General Info

Year: 1978 / 1988
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $145.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Antithigram is coined from the words "antithesis" and "program".

The work is bi-thematic -- the first theme comprised of eleven notes, the second (beginning at measure 63) more like a chorale in structure. A four-note tone cluster (B flat, C, F sharp, B natural) appears in the first measure, and subsequently appears as an arpeggiated ostinato (B flat, C, and F sharp, in orchestra bells and vibraphone) that underpins and adheres subsequent sections. After the themes are treated in a number of traditional ways (two-voice counterpoint, canon, chorale, and diminution) they are joined at measure 110 in a polychordal statement.

Antithigram was composed in the summer of 1977 and premiered by the East Carolina University Symphonic Band in April of 1978 with the composer conducting.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • North Carolina: V
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: V


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Goff, conductor) – 30 November 2018
  • Kent (Ohio) State University Symphony Band (John Franklin, conductor) - 27 April 2018
  • Gilford High School Symphonic Band – 3 December 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Gambol (Flex instrumentation) (2020)


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Jack Stamp website
  • Stamp, J. (1987). Antithigram: For Concert Band [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.