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Joy

From Wind Repertory Project
Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $16.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute (and optional Piccolo)
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Mallets
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Woodblock
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Above all, Joy is an expression of its namesake: simple, unabashed joy. A boisterous, uninhibited quality is implied in the music, not only at climactic moments, but also by the frequent presence of sudden and dramatic stylistic contrasts.

The main melody and overall mood of the work (and its companion piece, Joy Revisited) were inspired by a signal event: the birth of our first child. The intense feelings that most any father would feel on such a day were, in my case, accompanied by a simple little tune which grabbed hold of me in the hours preceding her birth, and refused to let go throughout the day and many days thereafter. Indeed, until I jotted it down in my sketchbook, it did not release its grip.

Seven years and two children later, I stumbled upon that old sketch and discovered (or rediscovered) that it would serve perfectly as the foundation for a joy-filled concert band overture.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Florida: II
  • Georgia: III
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: II
  • Michigan: Senior High D
  • Michigan: Junior High B
  • Mississippi: II-A
  • North Carolina: III
  • South Carolina: II
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class M
  • West Virginia: II


Performances

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  • University of Missouri (Columbia) Symphonic Band (Erin Colleen Cooper, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • Jamestown (N.D.) High School Wind Ensemble (Brandon Bondley, conductor) – 11 February 2019
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) University Band (Dayna Traver, conductor) – 2 May 2018
  • Genesee Valley (Batavia, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 19 November 2017
  • Smoky Hills (Salina, Ks.) Middle School Honor Band (Carl T. Rowles, conductor) - 12 October 201
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Donald A. Lentz Concert Band (Douglas W. Bush, conductor) – 27 April 2017
  • Bemidji (Minn.) State University Symphonic Band (Scott Guidry, conductor) – 16 November 2016
  • LCHS Concert Band (Eric Petrniowitsch, conductor) - 7 March 2013


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Morehouse, Christopher. "Joy." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 201-208. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Ticheli, F. (2005). Joy: For Concert Band [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.