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Scamp

From Wind Repertory Project
Melinda Wagner

Melinda Wagner


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal, large, medium, small
  • Tambourine, mounted and free
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle, small
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

According to the composer, the title Scamp is a nod to its mischievous character. After the roguish wink of its opening bars, a bright and rollicking scherzo of sorts takes hold. Throughout the piece, the music makes several attempts at a serious turn, morphing into more lyrical passages. A quasi hymn-tune emerges multiple times, trying in vain to calm the skittering arguments between the choirs of winds, but the efforts are repeatedly foiled. The interruptions continue until the scamp at the heart of the piece finally wins the battle once and for all and dashes for the end with one final, incorrigible poke at the ribs.

Commissioned by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, Col. Michael J. Colburn, Director.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnson Turner, conductor) – 15 November 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


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