Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Divercity

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Emily Koh

Emily Koh


The title of this work is intentionally written in lower case and with brackets: diver[city].


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 8:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Emily Koh
Cost: Score and Parts (electronic) - Free


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Kick Drum
  • Marimba
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom, medium and low
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block (5)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

diver[city] is a play on the word "diversity" -- a word commonly used to describe my hometown of Singapore. While the idea of racial harmony is not new in Singapore, the recent Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore (a city I called home for 2.5 years) prompted me to think more globally about racial discrimination, and other types of discrimination -- gender, age, religion, and disability. Discrimination exists because people tend to see differences more than they do similarities. What if we all identify with our similarities and learned about our differences? What would that world be?

In diver[city], I describe a utopia where numerous diverse musical motifs that are first introduced in the beginning evolve organically throughout the piece to create a new, cohesive musical landscape. Together, we make a better world if we all stand together as one.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Glenn C. Hayes, conductor) – 20 March 2020 (Carnegie Hall, New York) (scheduled, but concert canceled)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Glenn C. Hayes, conductor) - 1 March 2020
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Symphony (Jaclyn Hartenberger, conductor) – 25 October 2017
  • Singapore Wind Symphony – December 2015 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources