Masquerade for Band, Op. 102

Vincent Persichetti

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Piccolo 1, Piccolo 2, Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, Clarinet in Eb, Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Clarinet 3 in Bb, Alto Clarinet in Eb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Contrabass Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon 1, Bassoon 2, Alto Saxophone 1 in Eb, Alto Saxophone 2 in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Cornet 1 in Bb, Cornet 2 in Bb, Cornet 3 in Bb, Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Horn 1 in F, Horn 2 in F, Horn 3 in F, Horn 4 in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Euphonium, Euphonium T.C. in Bb, Tuba, Timpani (Glockenspiel), Xylophone, Percussion 1 (Wood Block, Tom-tom, Triangle, Cymbals, Ratchet), Percussion 2 (Snare Drum, Sandpaper Blocks, Tambourine, Suspended Cymbal, Anvil), Percussion 3 (Bass Drum, Tenor Drum, Tom-tom (alto drum), Suspended Cymbal (sizzle), Gong)
Item Number: 165-00040
Number of Pages: 78 + 254
Duration: 12:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Persichetti's Opus 102 was composed in 1965, after he had already cemented his role as an important composer of band repertoire with Divertimento for Band, Pageant for Band, Psalm for Band, and his great Symphony for Band. Chad Nicholson writes in Great Music for Wind Band (Meredith Music Publications), "Masquerade for Band is a unique contribution to wind repertoire that illustrates depth and sophistication in the context of a simple theme and variation structure. The composer sought to integrate several examples from his theory textbook, Twenthieth Century Harmony, into a complete composition. The resulting piece reflects Persichetti's mannerisms, including copious rhythmic play, modal melodic structures, abrupt shifts in color, and idiomatic wind band scoring."

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Scores & Parts

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music

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