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Gary D. Ziek

Gary D Ziek

Subtitle: The Science of Five

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-V, including:

  • Bells
  • Bongos (2)
  • Chimes
  • Congo Drum
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (2, one for timpani)
  • Tambourine (mounted)
  • Temple Blocks (2)
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Quintology, The Science of Five is a short concert piece for winds and percussion. This piece explores the many possibilities of 5/4 time. The form of the piece is introduction, A,B,A. The A sections are built around the subdivisions of 3+3+2+2. The B section utilizes multiple layers of fives, superimposing ten quarter notes over five half notes over twenty eighth notes (3+3+2+2). The piece drives to the conclusion, which includes a short allusion to one of the great odd-meter jazz composers, Don Ellis.

- Program Note from publisher

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