In Exuberant Celebration

From Wind Repertory Project
Roger Cichy

Roger Cichy

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Rainstick
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Toms
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Throughout our human experience, we occasionally pause to commemorate the lives of people whom have reached significant biological milestones. Such is the case with Dr. Donald McGinnis, director of bands emeritus who was honored with a special 90th birthday celebration by The Ohio State University School of Music. At the request of the School of Music, composer Roger Cichy, an Ohio State University graduate, has created a short work written and dedicated to Don McGinnis for the OSU Wind Symphony titled In Exuberant Celebration as part of Don’s 90th birthday celebration.

In Exuberant Celebration is based on the three-note motive, A, F and B-flat, the same musical pitches Donald McGinnis used in a composition of his titled Symphony for Band. Cichy remembers playing Don’s work in high school (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) and can still remember how McGinnis used long tones of the three pitches before launching into the movement. In In Exuberant Celebration, Cichy expanded the motive by adding both C and E-flat, which crops up in the opening fanfare, therefore establishing a mixolydian tone to the piece. Additionally, since Don McGinnis was celebrating his 90th birthday, Cichy wrote the piece with 100 measures as an omen of good fortune for Don to reach his next biological milestone of 100.

- Program Note by composer

Dedicated to Don McGinnis.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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