Divertimento for Winds and Percussion (Cichy)

From Wind Repertory Project
Roger Cichy

Roger Cichy

General Info

Year: 1994 / 1996
Duration: c. 11:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Music, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $100.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


1. Exaltation- 2:05
2. Follies - 2:40
3. Remembrance - 3:25
4. Salutation - 2:40


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Sandpaper Block
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Block
  • Tom-Tom (4)
  • Vibra-Slap
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


In Score:

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I, mvt. IV, m.13: Add 8th rest to beginning of the measure and change dotted quarter note C# into a quarter note (should match the rhythm of the Flute 1 part in the same measure).

Program Notes

Divertimento for Winds and Percussion was written as a tribute to three American composers who shared a common interest: Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin were each intrigued with jazz, and each incorporated elements of the idiom in his own music. Roger Cichy became interested in Bernstein's writings on the influence of African-American music and the effects of jazz on the works of Copland and Gershwin. He has used the musical notes C (Copland), B (Bernstein) and G (Gershwin) to form the nucleus for much of the thematic and harmonic material in Divertimento. These three notes are dominant in three of the work's four movements.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Minnesota - Category I


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  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Band (Malcolm Burke, conductor) -- 29 November 2023
  • Banda Departamental Del Valle (Cali, Colombia) (Rubén Darío Gómez, guest conductor) - 26 May 2022
  • Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (James Colonna, conductor) - 24 April 2022
  • Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.) Wind Ensemble (Chris Becker, conductor) - 21 April 2022
  • Newberry (S.C. ) College Wind Ensemble (Jerry Gatch, conductor) - 20 April 2021
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Wind Symphony (Rubén Darío Gómez, conductor) - 2 April 2021
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band (Jochen McEvoy, conductor) – 24 February 2020
  • Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band (New York, N.Y.) (Henco Espag, conductor) - 14 December 2019
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Thomas Gamboa, conductor) – 24 October 2019
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Caroline Hand, conductor) – 8 April 2019
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Shawn Vondran, conductor) – 8 February 2019
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Michael Butler, conductor) – 5 December 2018
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Symphonic Band (Randall O. Coleman, conductor)- 8 October 2018
  • Houghton (N.Y.) College Wind Ensemble (Timothy McGarvey, conductor) – 17 February 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 6 February 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Band (Betsy McCann, conductor) – 24 October 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Cichy, R. (1996). Divertimento for winds and percussion [full score]. Daehn Music Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 468-476.
  • Perusal score