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Skysplitter!

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Vincent Oppido

Vincent Oppido


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by Anthony J. Maiello for the Texas Music Educators Association 2006 4-A Symphonic Band in San Antonio, TX, Skysplitter! received its world premiere performance at Lila Cockrell Theatre in February, 2006. It was written as an opener for the band and was guest conducted in its premiere performance by Anthony J. Maiello from George Mason University.

The piece was conceived during the 4th of July weekend of 2005. It was inspired by the majestic explosions of light and color from the fireworks that were illuminating the night-time sky. I immediately began work on the piece and finished it that summer. Skysplitter! is a show-opener filled with great energy and flare.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • North Carolina: VI


Performances

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