New York Cityscape

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Jeff Tyzik

Jeff Tyzik

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General Info

Year: 2007 / 2008
Duration: c. 25:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Macaroni Music
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $550.00


1. Ragtime Redux (28th & 5th) – 4:20
2. Tango (103rd & Riverside) - 4:30
3. Traffic Jammin' (Times Square day & night) – 5:45
4. African Dance (Wall Street & East River ca. 1709) – 6:10
5. Tarantella (Mulberry Street) – 3:10


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Alto Flute
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)

Solo brass quintet:

B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F

Players chanting


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

New York Cityscape (2008) was composed as a collaboration between Canadian Brass and the Eastman Wind Ensemble, dedicated to Mark Davis Scatterday, the current director of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. New York Cityscape is a suite of musical styles and sounds connected with New York, with each of the movements linked to a specific location.

Traffic Jammin’ (Times Square Night & Day) captures the many moods of Times Square throughout the day – from crowded and intense to empty and lonely. The contrasts are caught in rock, funk, and jazz styles, complete with a siren and police whistle. African Dance (Wall Street & East River ca. 1709), with a mood both sad and hopeful, reflects the site of the New York City slave trade in the eighteenth century. African percussion is employed throughout with a “call and answer” section between the ensemble and the percussion section. Tarantella (Mulberry Street), capturing the vivacious bustle of Little Italy, is based on the old Italian dance that was believed to cure the poisonous bite of the tarantula spider.

- Program Note from University of North Texas concert program, 12 February 2019


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Band of the Royal Canadian Air Force (Devin Sloos, conductor; Command Brass) - 10 February 2023 (Winnipeg)
  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor; Canadian Brass) - 2 April 2022
  • Colorado Wind Ensemble (Lakewood) (Richard Mayne, conductor) – 29 February 2020
  • Butler University (Indianapolis, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Colburn, conductor; Canadian Brass) – 19 November 2019
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor; Canadian Brass) - 14 February 2019 (2019 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor; Canadian Brass) – 12 February 2019
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Wind Symphony (John Cody Birdwell, conductor; Canadian Brass) – 2 February 2019
  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Scatterday, conductor; Canadian Brass) – 30 January 2018
  • Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, N.Y.) (Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor) – 21 February 2018
  • United States Air Force Band of the Golden West (Travis AFB. Calif.) – 5 December 2017
  • Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (Brad Hogarth, conductor; Travis Brass) – 12 November 2017
  • Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble (Hampton Roads, Va.) – 7 March 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Jeff Tyzik website Accessed 10 November 2017
  • Tyzik, J. (2008). New York Cityscape [score]. Jeff Tyzik: [United States].