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Celebrations

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John Zdechlik

John Zdechlik


General Info

Year: 1991
Duration: 7:45
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score & Parts - $100.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Celebrations was commissioned by Earl C. Benson, conductor of the Medalist Concert Band of Bloomington, Minnesota. It was written to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Medalist Concert Band.

The work is very spirited and consists of two themes. The first is very fluid and is stated by the woodwinds. The brass and percussion add punctuation to this theme. The second theme (while maintaining the same tempo) is very sostenuto and lyric in sound.

- Program Note from score


In 1988, Zdechlik was commissioned to compose a work commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Medalist Concert Band of Bloomington, Minnesota, with Dr. Earl C. Benson conducting. This seventy-member community concert band was awarded the prestigious Sudler Silver Scroll by the John Philip Sousa Foundation in 1996. Celebrations is a dynamic work that alternates between two themes: the first utilizes rapid ascending phrases in the woodwinds against a marked background by the brass and percussion and the second grandiose theme is worked into the composition to provide a chance to reflect on past triumphs. These themes ultimately combine in a final, majestic ending.

- Program Note from United States Marine Band concert program, 6 June 2019


Commercial Discography

United States Navy Band (Ralph M. Gambone, conductor) - 2012


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Wind Symphony (Timothy Rhea, conductor) - 29 November 2020
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Wind Symphony (Scott Tobias, conductor) - 12 November 2020
  • Amador Valley High School (Pleasanton, Calif.) Wind Ensemble I (Jonathan Grantham, conductor) - 20 December 2019 (2019 Midwest Clinic)
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) – 9 November 2019
  • University of Colorado Boulder Symphonic Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor)– 19 September 2019
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Bryan P. Sherlock, conductor) – 6 June 2019
  • University of Chicago (Ill.) Wind Ensemble (Chip De Stefano, conductor) – 24 February 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Concert Band (Steve Kelly, conductor) – 11 February 2019
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Beth Peterson, conductor) – 6 November 2018
  • Atlanta (Ga.) Youth Wind Symphony (Scott A. Stewart, conductor) - 19 May 2018
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Symphonic Band (Brian Youngblood, conductor) – 17 April 2018
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band and Campus Band (Simon Holoweiko, conductor) - 29 November 2017
  • Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) Wind Ensemble (Craig A. Hancock, conductor) – 5 November 2017
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 4 April 2017
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Symphonic Band (Jerry Luckhardt, conductor) – 8 March 2017
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) – 13 November 2016
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, DC) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 30 June 2016
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Wind Ensemble (Justin O. Swaim, conductor) – 21 April 2016
  • Clovis (Calif.) West Wind Symphony (John Lack, conductor) - 21 March 2014 (2014 Sutherland Wind Festival, Fresno, Calif.)
  • University of Utah Wind Ensemble (Scott Hagen, conductor) - 23 September 2008


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