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Concerto for Violin and Band

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Stephen Melillo

Stephen Melillo


General Info

Year: 1999 / 2004
Duration: c. 28:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Violin and orchestra
Publisher: Stormworks
Cost: Score and Parts - $220.00   |   Score Only - $85.00


Movements

1. Tormentations - 11:00
2. Romance - 9:30
3. Allego Assasi Molto - 8:13


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Violin
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III (I doubling C Piccolo)
Alto Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Claves
  • Conga
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Snare Drum, Piccolo
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam, Large
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Stephen Melillo has written over 1,000 works, including scores for 14 feature films, 28 network television programs, and numerous video game soundtracks. Conductor Gerhardt Zimmerman describes Melillo’s music as ".. . a new voice in the direction of music, his sound a bridge between the serious and the immediately visceral."

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was written for world-renowned violin soloist Anne Akiko Meyers. The original orchestral version was completed on Dec. 31, 1999, and a revised version, allowing the option of a band performance, was completed on Aug. 16, 2004. Rather than simply transcribing the strings’ music into the wind parts, Melillo left the existing wind parts intact and wrote discrete “string-wind” parts. He specifies that these string-wind players should sit in the same locations as string players in a symphony orchestra.

- Program note by Technical Sgts. David Balandrin and Ricky Parrell


Awards


Commercial Discography


Audio Links

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Symphonic Band (Brian Youngblood, conductor) – 1 March 2018
  • San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra (Jennifer Martin, conductor; Brynn Albanese, violin) - 15 November 2014
  • United States Air Force Band (Larry H. Lang, conductor; Mari Washington, violin) - 19 December 2012 (2012 Midwest Clinic)


Works for Winds by this Composer


References