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Vesuvius

From Wind Repertory Project
Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli


General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 9:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $165.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Crotale (1)
  • Cymbal (medium and large suspended)
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Slapstick (very large)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (3)
  • Tom-Toms (3)
  • Triangle (medium)
  • Vibraphone (2 double bass bows)
  • Xylophone

Players vocalizing


Errata

The following errata pertains to the first printing* (black cover):

m. 74, Alto Saxophone I (score and part): Rhythm should be: quarter, quarter, eighth, quarter, quarter. m. 132, Flute 2 (part): Rehearsal number 132 should be moved to the previous measure.

*These errors are corrected in the second printing (2nd printing has blue-black cover. Note, it may "look" like actual black to you until you compare it to true black; it's a black tinged with blue and quite different when put next to the first printing's black cover.)

You have the second printing if www.manhattanbeachmusic.com appears on the back cover.


Program Notes

Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed Pompeii in A.D. 79, is an icon of power and energy in this work. Originally I had in mind a wild and passionate dance such as might have been performed at an ancient Roman bacchanalia. During the compositional process, I began to envision something more explosive and fiery. With its driving rhythms, exotic modes, and quotations from the Dies Irae from the medieval Requiem Mass, it became evident that the bacchanalia I was writing could represent a dance from the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii.

- Program Note by Frank Ticheli


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State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Iowa: IV
  • Louisiana: V
  • Maryland: VI
  • Minnesota: I
  • Mississippi: VI
  • New York: VI
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: V
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Texas: V
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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  • Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, O.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Larry Griffin, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Concert Band (Scott D. Rikkers, conductor) – 18 November 2019
  • Concordia University (Seward, Neb.) Symphonic Band (Andrew Schultz, conductor) – 22 October 2019
  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University Wind Symphony (Debra Traficante, conductor) – 16 October 2019
  • Clovis (Calif.) North High School Wind Ensemble (Esmeralda Rocha Lozano, conductor) – 3 October 2019
  • Tallahassee (Fla.) Winds (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables) Frost Symphonic Winds (Jay Rees, conductor) – 14 April 2019
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Concert Band (Steve Dailey, conductor) – 4 March 2019
  • Frostburg (Md.) State University Wind Ensemble (Shannon Shaker, conductor) – 1 March 2019
  • Banda Santa Cecilia Besana e Triuggio (Brianza, Italy) (Frank Ticheli, conductor) - 21 December 2018 (2018 Midwest Clinic)
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Winds (Marykate Kuhne, conductor) – 14 November 2018
  • Hormel (N.Y.) Area Wind Ensemble (Ed Belin, conductor) – 20 October 2018
  • Colorado Wind Ensemble (Denver) (David Kish, conductor) - 19 May 2018
  • Tremper High School (Kenosha, Wisc.) Wind Ensemble (Kathryn Ripley, conductor) - 16 May 2018
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Tamey Anglley, conductor) - 29 April 2018
  • University of Texas (Austin) Longhorn Concert Band (Ryan Kelly, conductor) - 22 April 2018
  • Aragon High School (San Mateo, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Troy Davis, conductor) – 21 April 2018
  • Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland High School Honor Band (Fresno, Calif.) (Gary Hill, conductor) -18 March 2018 (2018 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Southern Oregon University (Ashland) Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Hutton, conductor)– 15 March 2018
  • Scottsdale (Ariz.) Concert Band (Michele Kalo, conductor) – 4 March 2018

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