August 28, 2017

Pageant, Op. 59

Vincent Persichetti

Born: June 6, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died: August 14, 1987, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Composed: 1953

Duration: 8 minutes

Pageant, Persichetti's third work for band, opens in slow tempo with a motive in the horn that is used throughout both sections of the piece. The slow chordal section is succeeded by a lively "parade" section introduced by the...

January 24, 2017

 Symphony For Band (No. 6), Op. 69

  1. Adagio; Allegro

  2. Adagio sostenuto

  3. Allegretto

  4. Vivace

Vincent Persichetti

Born: June 6, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died: August 14, 1987, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Composed: 1956

Duration: 17 minutes

University of Maryland Wind Ensemble

"Strike Up The Bands"

Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:00 pm

Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall

Clar...

August 16, 2010

Below are program note and a recording of Vincent Persichetti's Masquerade for Band

Vincent Persichetti: Masquerade for Band, Op. 102

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

Vincent Persichetti: Masquerade for Band, Op. 102 (1966)

Masquerade, a theme and set of ten variations, is a realization of examples and exercises that can be found in Persic...

August 15, 2010

Continuing with the music of Vincent Persichetti, today's blog post will focus on his Divertimento. Along with the Symphony (see yesterday's post), these two are widely considered Persichetti's two best works for bands. You can read two different sets of program notes below and hear a recording.

Vincent Persichetti, Divertimento, Op. 42

University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Cor...

August 14, 2010

Vincent Persichetti's "Symphony No. 6" is certainly a work that has become a cornerstone of the wind band repertoire. For Persichetti, whose contributions to the wind medium cannot be understated, this is probably his most significant work for winds. The next blog posts will focus on the music of Persichetti (since we have yet to post on his music) so stay tuned for more posts on this...

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