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Vincent Oppido

Vincent Oppido


Subtitle: Postcards for Home


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: East ParkWood Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $350.00; (digital) - $350.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00; (digital) - $40.00


Movements

1. The Big Apple - 1:45
2. Autumn Night, Under City Lights – 2:10
3. Lenny on the Corner of 65th and Broadway – 1:35
4. September Song – 2:20
5. Penn to Central Park in 60! – 1:30


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bell Tree
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gran Cassa
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Piatti
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-toms
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Being a native of Nassau County, Long Island, I was delighted to receive an invitation to compose a new work for the Division V All-County Band. Growing up just outside of NYC [New York City], and having lived the past 12 years of my life in two other major cities (outside Washington, D.C. and currently in Los Angeles), the spirit of living in a busy, vibrant city has never left me. But there truly is no greater city than New York.

In conceiving New York, New York, I chose to create a multi-movement work made of little musical postcards. Theses musical “postcards for home,” are from me and consist of my musical recollections and nostalgia for this great city. The city is vibrant in its 24/7.

One may notice that New York, New York shares its title with the great anthem performed by Frank Sinatra, and a song from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town. My choosing of this title bears no musical connection to these works. Rather, it is merely an exclamatory presentation of the address for the center of the world.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Kent (Ohio) State University Wind Ensemble (Wendy K. Matthews, conductor) - 26 September 2021
  • Nassau (New York) Music Educators' Association Division V All-County Band - January 2017 *Premiere Performance*


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