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Voice of the City

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Richard Danielpour

Richard Danielpour


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General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo I-II
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Piccolo Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano/Celesta
Timpani
Percussion I-VI

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

It is not uncommon for a composer to write a work depicting a city or geographic scene. Program music has existed since the nineteenth century. Though Voice of the City has a programmatic derivation, it does not reflect specific scenes of New York.

The work, originally conceived in two movements, was meant to portray New York in a pre-9/11 state followed by its post-9/11 state. Like much of Danielpour's work, this work is derived from motives that vary in style from twenty-first century "classical motives" to those with origins in popular music and rock and roll.

Voice of the City was commissioned by 29 universities under the auspices of the College Band Directors National Association. It was premiered at the CBDNA National Conference in New York City by the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble in March 2005.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


Media

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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 25 April 2019


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Danielpour, R. (2005). Voice of the City: For Concert Band [score]. AMP: New York.
  • Richard Danielpour website Accessed 18 September 2017
  • Stamp, Jack. "Voice of the City." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 909-914. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.