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Concerto for Wind Orchestra (McPhee)

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Colin McPhee

Colin McPhee


General Info

Year: 1960
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: CF Peters
Cost: Score and Parts (Rental)    |   Score (Purchase) - $15.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II-III
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
C Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Tuba
Contrabass
Piano
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotale (1)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maraca (1)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This work was commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Oliver M. Kaufmann for the American Wind Symphony, directed by Robert Austin Boudreau. Henry Cowell wrote in The Musical Quarterly:

McPhee's Concerto for Wind Orchestra consists of three short, related movements: exposition, interlude and transformed restatement of certain material from the first movement. It is a lyric work based on various pentatonic modes native to Java and Bali. Ornamental passage work for woodwinds speeding above the slower moving brass in the first and last movements derives from the Balinese gamelan orchestra technique.


Awards


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

  • Ithaca College Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) - 3 May 2014


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • McPhee, C. (1960). Concerto for Wind Orchestra (score). Peters: New York.
  • Olfert, W.D. (1992). The development of a wind repertoire: A history of the American Wind Symphony. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.