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Parable IX

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Vincent Persichetti

Vincent Persichetti

This work bears the designation Opus 121.

General Info

Year: 1974
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Elkan Vogel, Inc / Theodore Preser Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $175.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII-IX
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-IV-V-VI
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (3; small, medium and large)
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tenor Drum
  • Timbales
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Parable XIX for Band contrasts lyricism of melodic line with a vigorous rhythm in a non-programmatic musical essay. This major opus is a compendium of musical colorings demanding virtuosos technique and flixible shaping of phrases. Solo instruments challenge entire sections as dramatic commentary is made in the percussion.

- Program Note from score

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