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Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Wind Orchestra

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David Gillingham

David Gillingham (arr. Dennis W. Fisher)


This work may be found under the title Concerto for Piano, Winds and Percussion or Concerto for Piano, Percussion & Wind Orchestra.


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 17:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano and percussion orchestra
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $250.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


Movements

1. With Intensity – 5:40
2. Elegy – 5:25
3. With Much Spirit and Drive – 6:05


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Piano
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
A Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
C Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-VIII, including:

  • Bass Drum, small and large
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Concert Toms (3)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Field Drum
  • Gong, tuned
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimbas (4)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Written with the virtuoso in mind, the Concerto for Piano, Winds & Percussion is perfect for the modern ensemble. The first movement exudes an urgency scored in the rhythms and harmonies throughout, while the second movement, Elegy, reflects on the memory of a friend. The final movement barrels along with spirit and drive, utilizing mixed meter and a full complement of percussion to bring you to the breathtaking conclusion.

- Program Note by publisher


The Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Wind Orchestra is an arrangement by Dennis W. Fisher based on the original work entitled Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra that was commissioned by a consortium of schools including Kutztown University, Lancaster High School, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The concerto’s three movements follow a traditional concerto structure in a fast-slow-fast format with Gillingham’s unerring ear for engaging melodies and outstanding orchestration. Gillingham writes the following about the work: "The concerto is a major work of virtuosic proportions featuring three distinct categories of percussion instruments: membranes, woods, and metals. The piece is cast in four major sections, preceded with an introduction. A five-note motive organizes the entire work."

- Program Note from liner notes for Mark CD Infusion


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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources

  • David Gillingham website Accessed 10 November 2020
  • Gillingham, D.; Fisher, D. (2005). Concerto for Piano : Percussion & Wind Orchestra [score]. C. Alan Pub.: Greensboro, N.C.
  • Perusal score