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Scherzo d'Espoir

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David Gillingham

David Gillingham


Subtitle: For Flexible Wind Band with Adaptable Parts


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Piccolo (optional)
  • Flute
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 6

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Scherzo D'Espoir (Scherzo of Hope) was written in the middle of the COVID-19 epidemic and was written exclusively for the "adaptable band" medium. As the name implies, the work is intended to invoke feelings of hope and optimism in a time of such bad news and uncertainty.

The work is written in the traditional scherzo three-part ABA format with the return of A diverting from the formal structure by adding a development section, and a partial return of the trio section. Using 6/8 and 6/4 meter, the work employs sequialtera rhythmic counterpoint as well as metrical hemiola. The harmonic vocabulary is basically tonal with a bit of pandiatonicism in the development section of the return. It is hoped that the work will be technically challenging to the players while being very accessible to the audience.

- Program Note by composer


Performance Notes

May double Parts 1 and 2 with any keyboard percussion (bells, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba).


Commercial Discography

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Performances

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  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony I (Curran Prendergast, conductor) - 16 November 2020


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