From Wind Repertory Project
Roger Cichy

Roger Cichy

General Info

Year: 2006 / 2012
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $135.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Congas
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-hat
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibraslap
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by and dedicated to the North Carolina Central District Bandmasters Association, Quartets is a unique work exposing a multitude of quartets existing within the full ensemble, hence the title Quartets.

During the use of transparent and exposed textures utilized in many compositions, composers tend to use a combination of instrumental colors that seem fitting and appropriate for a desired texture. In Quartets, Composer Roger Cichy relies on traditional quartets to fulfill the instrumental colors during those instances when the musical textures become transparent and exposed. Although sometimes brief, Cichy was able to make use of fourteen different quartets within the composition. Quartets contains a total of twenty moments where a quartet is used, as some quartets are used more than once.

The following traditional quartets have been made use of during this piece: Flute quartet (3 flutes, 1 piccolo); Clarinet quartet (mixed: 2 Bb sopranos, 1 Eb alto, and 1 bass); Clarinet quartet (like: 4 Bb sopranos); Double Reed Quartet (2 oboes, 2 bassoons); Saxophone quartet (2 altos, 1 tenor, 1 baritone); Woodwind quartet (1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 Bb clarinet, 1 bassoon); Flute/Clarinet quartet (2 flutes, 2 Bb clarinets); Trumpet quartet (4 Bb trumpets); Trumpet/Trombone Quartet (2 Bb trumpets, 2 trombones); Horn quartet (4 horns); Trombone quartet (4 trombones); Euphonium/Tuba quartet (2 euphoniums, 2 tubas); Brass quartet (2 Bb trumpets, 1 horn, 1 trombone); Percussion quartet (multiple percussion)


  • Audio: [www.rogercichy.com/music/quartets/Quartets.mp3 Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown]

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, O.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Christopher Lizak, conductor) - 20 April 2023
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Symphonic Band (Stephen Bolstad, conductor) - 4 December 2022
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) – 5 November 2019
  • Category 5 Wind Ensemble, Inc. (Charlie Fix, conductor) - 14 June 2014

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