for Wind Ensemble

Melinda Wagner

Performing Ensemble: Wind Ensemble
Duration: 00:09:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

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.

Scores & Parts

Scamp - Full Score - Large

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, Col. Michael J. Colburn, Director
Composition Date 2008
Orchestration 4(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 10(E-Flat Cl., E-Flat Al.Cl., B.Cl., Cb.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.), Sop.Sax., A.Sax., Ten.Sax.,Bar.Sax. - 4 4 3(B.Tbn.) 1, 2Euph. Cb. Timp. 5Perc.
Premiere 9th April, 2008. Marine Band ?The President?s Own? conducted by Col. Michael Colburn, MENC Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

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