Joy Revisited

From Wind Repertory Project
Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $105.00   |   Score Only - $18.50


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


In Parts:

  • Bassoon I, m.110-111: The entire measure should be transposed up a perfect fourth (E-flat, G, F, A-flat, G, B-flat, B-flat...)
  • Bassoon II, m.110-111: Should be written an octave below corrected Bassoon I part (E-flat, G, F, A-flat, G, B-flat, B-flat...)

Program Notes

Joy, and its companion piece, Joy Revisited, are the results of an experiment I have been wanting to try for many years: the creation of two works using the same general melodic, harmonic, and expressive content. In other words, I endeavored to compose un-identical twins, two sides of the same coin -- but with one major distinction: Joy was created with young players in mind, while Joy Revisited was aimed at more advanced players. Thus, Joy is more straightforward than its companion piece. Where Joy sounds a dominant chord (as in the upbeat to measure 10), Joy Revisited elaborates upon that chord with a flourish of 16th notes. While Joy Revisited moves faster, develops ideas further, and makes use of a wider register, Joy is more concise.

Despite these and many more differences between the two works, both come from the same essential cut of cloth. Both were composed more or less simultaneously, and both were born out of the same source of inspiration. In short, Joy and Joy Revisited serve as two expressions of the feelings experienced by one expectant father (who happens also to be a composer) on one wonderfully anxious and exciting day.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Longmont High School Band, David Merrill and Darryl Abrahamson, directors.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete


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