Symphony I, Mvmt II (Corigliano)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V
Horn in F I-II-III-IV-V-VI
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
The second movement [of Symphony No. 1] (Tarantella) was written in memory of a friend who was an executive in the music industry. He was also an amateur pianist, and in 1970 I wrote a set of dances (Gazebo Dances for piano, four hands) for various friends to play, and dedicated the final, tarantella, movement to him. This was a jaunty little piece whose mood, as in many tarantellas, seems to be at odds with its purpose. For the tarantella, as described in Grove’s Dictionary of Music, is a ‘South Italian dance played at a continually increasing speed [and] by means of dancing it a strange kind of insanity [attributed to a tarantula bite] could be cured.’ The association of madness and my piano piece proved both prophetic and bitterly ironic when my friend, whose wit and intelligence were legendary in the music field, became insane as a result of AIDS dementia.
- Program Note by composer
- Audio CD: University of Texas Wind Ensemble (Jerry Junkin, conductor) - 2009
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Robblee, conductor) – 5 November 2016
- West Chester (Penn.) University Wind Ensemble (Andrew Yozviak, conductor) – 12 March 2010 (CBDNA 2010 Eastern Division Conference, West Chester, Penn.)
- Rutgers Wind Ensemble (New Brunswick, N.J.) (Peter Stanley Martin, conductor) – 14 November 2008
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Antiphon. See: Two Works for Antiphonal Brass
- Circus Maximus. See: Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus"
- Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble (tr. Davis) (1977/2014)
- DC Fanfare (tr. Spede) (1997/2001)
- Elegy (arr. Anderson) (1969/2012)
- Gazebo Dances (1974)
- Lullaby for Natalie (2011)
- Mr. Tambourine Man (trans. Mösenbichler-Bryant) (2000)
- Promenade Overture (tr. Roeder) (1981/2017)
- Red Violin Chaconne (tr. Lorenzo) (2005)
- STOMP (trans. Humfeld) (2010/2018)
- Tarantella from "Symphony No. 1" (tr. Gershman) (1988)
- Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus" (2004)
- Tournaments (tr. Anderson) (1963/2013)
- Two Works for Antiphonal Brass (1993)
- Voyage (tr. Thornton) (1971/2015)
- Gershman, J. (2002). "Tarantella" from Symphony No. 1 by John Corigliano : a Transcription for Band [DMA dissertation]. University of Texas: Austin.