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Joy Revisited

From Wind Repertory Project
Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $105.00   |   Score Only - $18.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Manhattan Beach Music

Program Notes

Joy, and its companion piece, Joy Revisited, are the results of an experiment I have been wanting to try for many years: the creation of two works using the same general melodic, harmonic, and expressive content. In other words, I endeavored to compose un-identical twins, two sides of the same coin -- but with one major distinction: Joy was created with young players in mind, while Joy Revisited was aimed at more advanced players. Thus, Joy is more straightforward than its companion piece. Where Joy sounds a dominant chord (as in the upbeat to measure 10), Joy Revisited elaborates upon that chord with a flourish of 16th notes. While Joy Revisited moves faster, develops ideas further, and makes use of a wider register, Joy is more concise.

Despite these and many more differences between the two works, both come from the same essential cut of cloth. Both were composed more or less simultaneously, and both were born out of the same source of inspiration. In short, Joy and Joy Revisited serve as two expressions of the feelings experienced by one expectant father (who happens also to be a composer) on one wonderfully anxious and exciting day.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Longmont High School Band, David Merrill and Darryl Abrahamson, directors.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

Audio Links

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Concert Band (Bruce Mansfield, conductor) – 10 October 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 16 June 2019
  • Boston University (Mass.) Concert Band (Jennifer Bill, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • Kent State (Ohio) Symphony Band (Sarah Kois, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • University of Texas (Austin) Orange Concert Band (Joshua Gall, conductor) – 3 March 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) University Band (Alexander Gonzalez, conductor) – 28 February 2019
  • Northwest Missouri State University Wind Symphony (John Bell, conductor) – 19 February 2019
  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) – 14 February 2019
  • Randolph (N.J.) High School Wind Ensemble (Dawn Russo, conductor) – 17 December 2018
  • Youngstown (Ohio) State University Concert Band (Brandt Payne, conductor) – 25 October 2018
  • Greenwich (Conn.) High School Symphony Band (Jason Polise, conductor) – 17 October 2018
  • Boardman High School (Youngstown, Ohio) Symphonic Band (Michael Shevock, conductor) - 2 May 2018
  • Genesee Valley (N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Concert Band (Jonathan Poquette, conductor) – 23 April 2018
  • Indiana State University Wind Symphony (Lexie Rich, conductor) - 5 April 2018
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Timothy Smith, conductor) – 10 December 2017
  • California State University, Northridge, Wind Symphony (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor) – 8 November 2017
  • Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina) Wind Ensemble (Carl T. Rowles, conductor) - 12 October 2017
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Night Owls Campus Community Band (Mark Lortz, conductor) – 23 April 2017
  • Ohio University (Athens) Symphonic Band (Tabetha Baumann, conductor) – 21 March 2017
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Maroon Campus Band (Cassandra A. Bechard, conductor) – 5 December 2016
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Concert Winds (Christin Reardon MacLellan, conductor) – 2 April 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Creasap, Susan. "Joy Revisited." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 371-382. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Manhattan Beach Music.
  • Ticheli,F. (2005). Joy Revisited: For Concert Band [score]. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Manhattan Beach Music.