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Divertimento for Eleven Wind Instruments

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Gary D. Ziek

Gary D Ziek

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 19:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $140.00   |   Score Only (print) - $22.00


1. Intrada – 1:30
2. Cantilena – 2:00
3. Capriccio – 3:35
4. Prelude & Tarantella – 3:25
5. Siciliano - 4:55
6. Finale


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Harvard Dictionary of Music defines a divertimento as "an instrumental composition written primarily for entertainment, and hence in a rather light vein. These works are generally written for small ensembles, and consist of a number (three to ten) of relatively short movements. "

The Divertimento for Eleven Wind Instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon, 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba) consists of six movements in varying styles. The suite begins with a stately Intrada, written in a festive, march-like style. The Cantilena is a lyrical work, tinged with a sense of melancholy. The Capriccio is light-hearted in nature and is played at a fast tempo throughout. Prelude & Tarantella begins with a plaintive chant-like melody, which transforms into a furious "dance of the spider." The Siciliano is in a flowing, lyrical style. The Finale utilizes a five-part rondo form. It is virtuosic in nature and is brimming with high energy and good spirits.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Central Florida (Orlando) Chamber Winds (Danny Santos, conductor) – 03 December 2019
  • University of North Dakota (Bismarck) Wind Ensemble (James Popejoy, conductor) – 6 November 2019
  • Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Mike Chance, conductor) - 19 April 2018

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Ziek, G. (2004). Divertimento for Eleven Wind Instruments [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.