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Quintessence II

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David Gillingham

David Gillingham

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $160.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


1. Fanfare, Chorale and Riffs – 5:24
2. Scherzo – 5:08


Full Score
Solo B-flat Trumpet I-II
Solo Horn in F
Solo Trombone
Solo Tuba
Solo Percussion
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-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum (small)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Brake Drums (2)
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Congas (2)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Soloist requires:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Drumset
  • Marimba (4.3 octaves)
  • Timpani (5 drums)
  • Tom-toms (3)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Building on the original work Quintessence, Gillingham adds a first movement that utilizes more mallet percussion and woodwind in flowing themes and soft harmonies. This is in stark contrast to the second movement, which has a decidedly jazz feel in the solo parts.

Mvt. I - Fanfare, Chorale, & Riffs commissioned by The University of Illinois Bands, James F. Keene, Conductor (2005)

Mvt. II - Scherzo Commissioned by The Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen K. Steele, Conductor (1997, published under the title "Quintessence")

- Program Note from publisher

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State Ratings

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