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Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble

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David Gillingham

David Gillingham


General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 9:30
Rating: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $50.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Tenor Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Harp

Solo Percussion 1

  • Timpani
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Bass drums
  • Tam-tam

Solo Percussion 2

  • Marimba
  • Xylophone
  • Tam-tam

Solo Percussion 3

  • Marimba
  • Hi-hat

Solo Percussion 4

  • Vibraphone
  • Chimes
  • Triangle
  • Bass Drums


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The original conception of this work, Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble, was commissioned by the Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, Joseph Missal, conductor and Wayne Bovenschen, Professor of Percussion studies. The Concertino or “small concerto” seeks to exploit keyboard, membrane, and auxiliary percussion instruments with the marimbas, xylophone, timpani, vibraphone, and bass drums as the featured instruments, assisted by crash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, bells, chimes, triangle, and hi-hat to enhance both the ensemble and the solo instruments.

Two thematic motives are used as a point of departure for this work. Both appear in the slow and mysterious introduction. The first, played by the marimbas, is dramatic, and the second is haunting and played by the vibraphone and bells. The following Allegro is structured similar to a rondo with recurrences of both themes interspersed by episodic sections. The first theme, however, is transformed into a very lively arpeggiated tune played by the xylophone and marimba. The coda is marked by a relentless rhythmic competition of two sets of bass drums whichaccompany the primary thematic material as first heard in the slow introduction. The work draws to a resounding conclusion when the second haunting theme is stated dramatically in tour de force by the brass.

- Program Note from University of Missouri Wind Ensemble concert program, 3 December 2015

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Louisiana: IV
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: VI


Performances

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  • New Jersey City University (Jersey City) Symphony of Winds and Percussion (Patrick J. Burns, conductor) – 21 April 2020 (scheduled, but concert canceled)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Symphonic Band (Randall O. Coleman, conductor) – 10 October 2019
  • University of North Georgia (Dahlonega) Wind Ensemble (J. Ashley Jerrell, conductor) – 9 October 2019
  • University of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, PE, Canada) Wind Ensemble (Karem J. Simon, conductor; Ryan Drew, Kendall "the rock" Perry, Michael Gallant, Brandon Kelly, Soloists) – 4 November 2018
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables) Frost Symphonic Winds (Jay Rees, conductor) – 21 February 2018
  • University of Missouri (Columbia) Wind Ensemble (Brian Silvey, conductor) – 3 December 2015

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