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Vincent Persichetti

Vincent Persichetti


General Info

Year: 1954
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Elkan Vogel, Inc / Theodore Preser Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (suspended)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Pageant was commissioned by the American Bandmaster's Association and was completed in January 1953. It is Persichetti's third work for band. It opens in slow tempo with a motive in the horn that is used throughout both sections of the piece. The slow chordal section is succeeded by a lively "parade" section introduced by the snare drum. In the final portion of the work the two principal subjects are developed simultaneously to a lively climax.

The first performance of this work took place on 7 March 1953, at the ABA Convention in Miami, Florida. It was performed by the University of Miami Band, with the composer conducting.


Program Note by Vincent Persichetti


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Florida: V --- (The Florida Bandmasters Association denotes this as "significant literature.")
  • Texas: III


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Works for Winds by this Composer


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