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Divertimento for Winds and Percussion (Cichy)

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Roger Cichy

Roger Cichy


General Info

Year: 1994 / 1996
Duration: c. 11:36
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $100.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Movements

1. Exaltation- 2:05
2. Follies - 2:40
3. Rememberance - 3:15
4. Salutation - 2:40


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Harp
Celesta and Glockenspiel
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sandpaper Block
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Block
  • Tom-Tom (4)
  • Vibra-Slap
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Divertimento for Winds and Percussion was written as a tribute to three American composers who shared a common interest: Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin were each intrigued with jazz, and each incorporated elements of the idiom in his own music. Roger Cichy became interested in Bernstein's writings on the influence of African-American music and the effects of jazz on the works of Copland and Gershwin. He has used the musical notes C (Copland), B (Bernstein) and G (Gershwin) to form the nucleus for much of the thematic and harmonic material in Divertimento. These three notes are dominant in three of the work's four movements.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Minnesota - Category I


Performances

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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band (Jochen McEvoy, conductor) – 24 February 2020
  • Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band (New York, N.Y.) (Henco Espag, conductor) - 14 December 2019
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Thomas Gamboa, conductor) – 24 October 2019
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Caroline Hand, conductor) – 8 April 2019
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Shawn Vondran, conductor) – 8 February 2019
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Michael Butler, conductor) – 5 December 2018
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Symphonic Band (Randall O. Coleman, conductor)- 8 October 2018
  • Houghton (N.Y.) College Wind Ensemble (Timothy McGarvey, conductor) – 17 February 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 6 February 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Band (Beth McCann, conductor) – 24 October 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Cichy, R. (1996). Divertimento for winds and percussion [full score]. Daehn Music Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 468-476.