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Although the word "diptych" originally referred to two-panel altar paintings, it has in our century come to be used in a secular sense for two-part paintings or musical forms. especially if the material of the two parts is interrelated….
The two parts, one slow, the other fast, are played with only a slightly pause in between. The first part is essentially static, as compared to the more rhythmic second part, which experiences several stages of acceleration achieved by means of a device termed “metric modulation.” Both sections of the work are very much concerned with exploring (a) the rich sonority possibilities of the modern concert band in a truly contemporary language, and (b) the musical and sonoric relationships -- through contrast as well as imitation -- between the solo quintet and the band. In Part Two, the opening material is stated three times (almost in a Rondo form), but it leads to different conclusions each time, finally leading to a jazz-influenced climactic ending.
Diptych was commissioned by the New York Brass Quintet and premiered at Cornell University in March, 1964, by the Quintet and the Cornell Concert Band.
- Program Note by composer
- Audio: Reference recording. University of Michigan Symphony Band (William Revelli, conductor; New York Brass Quintet)
- Louisiana: V
- Virginia: VI
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- Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.) Concert Band (New York Brass Quintet) – March 1964 Premiere Performance*
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Blue Dawn into White Heat (1997)
- Brass Quintet No. 2 (1993)
- Bright and Sassy
- Combination March (as arranger)
- Concerto for Alto Saxophone (arr. Bozich) (1983/2021)
- Diptych for Brass Quintet and Concert Band (1971)
- Double Quintet for Wind and Brass Quintets
- Eine Kleine Posaunenmusik
- Fanfare for St Louis
- From Here to There (2013)
- Jumpin' in the Future
- Lines and Contrasts
- Nature's Way
- Nonet for Woodwinds (as editor) (1887/1984)
- On Winged Flight
- Saxophobia. See: Tribute to Rudy Wiedoeft
- Song and Dance
- Study in Textures
- Symphony No. 3, "In Praise of Winds" (1981)
- Symphony for Brass and Percussion (1950)
- Tear Drop
- Tre Invenzioni for Chamber Ensembles
- Tribute to Rudy Wiedoeft (as arranger; ed. Hegvik) (1918/199-?)
- Saxophobia (as arranger) (1918/199-?)
- The Gunther Schuller Society Accessed 23 June 2023
- Schuller, G. (1971). Diptych, for Brass Quintet and Concert Band [score]. Associated Music Publishers: New York, N.Y.