1. Maestoso - 5:10
3. Allegro Vivo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Bass Drum (large and small)
- Crash Cymbals
- Sizzle Cymbal
- Snare Drum (small)
- Suspended Cymbal (high and medium)
None discovered thus far.
Commissioned by the Florida State University (FSU) School of Music, with funding assistance from affiliated FSU partners and the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Ceremonies (previously entitled Symphony for Winds), was premiered by the Florida State University Wind Orchestra, James Croft, conductor, at the National American Band Masters Association in Tallahassee, Florida.
- Program Note by Jerry Grimshaw for the Oakland University Wind Symphony concert program, 22 February 2018
Zwilich's long experience as an ensemble performer is clearly shown in this idiomatic work. The three movements in Maestoso/Allegro, featuring the development of three motifs; Elegy (in memory of Manley P. Whitcomb, director of bands and coordinator of music education at FSU from 1953 to 1977); and Allegro Vivo, beginning with an active melody and concluding with a return to the opening Maestoso.
- Program Note from Program Notes for Band
- Louisiana: V
- Maryland: VI
- Virginia: VI
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro) Wind Ensemble (Denny Hawkins, conductor) - 24 March 2022
- Boston (Mass.) Conservatory Wind Ensemble (Kelly Corcoran, conductor) – 4 May 2018
- Oakland University (Auburn Hills, Mich.) Wind Ensemble (Gregory Cunningham, conductor) – 22 February 2018 (CBDNA 2018 North Central Conference, Kalamazoo, Mich.)
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Ceremonies (1991)
- Concerto for Bassoon (tr. Hill) (1992/2016)
- Fanfare; Reminiscence and Celebration (2010)
- Symphony for Winds. Retitled Ceremonies
- Ellen Taaffe Zwilich website Accessed 28 February 2018
- The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 526.
- Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 668.
- Zwilich, E. (1991). Ceremonies: For Band [score]. Merion Music: Bryn Mawr, Penn.