Divertimento in F

From Wind Repertory Project
Jack Stamp

Jack Stamp

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 15:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil a Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $13.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass (Electric Bass Guitar)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Divertimento in F was commissioned by the Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble, Frank Wickes, director. A work in five contrasting movements, each was written to illustrate a different compositional style and to portray a different emotion.

Fanfare is a grand announcement using quartal and quintal harmonies, imitative counterpoint and some minimalist techniques. It is dedicated to the composer's composition teacher, Fisher Tull. Fate is a musical tribute to the great American composer William Schuman, employing many of Schuman's techniques, especially the use of polychords. It contains a brief quote from Schuman's Third Symphony. Fury, a dissonant, angular and harmonically thick movement, was influenced greatly by American composer, Joan Tower with who the composer studied at the time of its creation. Mixed meter is used to convey the illusion of accelerando. Dedicated to four of the composer's closest friends, all of whom are clergy, Faith weaves the composer's feelings of friendship, love of hymns, and sense of personal faith into this five variation set on the Scottish hymn tune "Dundee". The final movement, Frolic, is the most lighthearted of the movements and completes the work by quoting material from the first movement. This movement is dedicated to the American composer, David Diamond.

Program Note by Jack Stamp

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

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  • Orange County Wind Symphony (Andrew Mazzaferro, conductor) - 23 November 2014
  • Sacramento State Wind Ensemble (Robert Halseth, conductor) - 28 November 2012

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