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Vincent Oppido

Vincent Oppido

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Vincent Oppido
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00; (digital) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $35.00; (digital) - $35.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (I div. a2)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (III div. a2)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel (extended range required (high C-sharp))
  • Mark Tree
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangles (2)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Throughout my college studies, I had the great fortune to attend numerous concerts of The United States Army Band. Their musicianship and virtuosity, both as individuals and as a homogeneous unit of sound were then, and still remain, quite thrilling and awe-inspired.

When Tony Maiello asked me to compose a work for the band, I was honored and thrilled.

I chose to write a miniature scherzo, if you like -- starting with a very simple musical phrase that would then be exploited through different modes of development, while simultaneously showcasing the fabulous musicians of the band.

It is my hope that this modest work celebrates The United States Army Band and its long and cherished history of superior musical excellence.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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