Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Concerto for Piano and Percussion Ensemble
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Gillingham, David (1947-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

David Gillingham earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the PhD in Music Theory/Composition from Michigan State University. Dr. Gillingham has an international reputation for the works he has written for band and percussion. Many of these works are now considered standards in the repertoire. His commissioning schedule dates well into the first decade of the 21st century. His numerous awards include the 1981 DeMoulin Award for Concerto for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble and the 1990 International Barlow Competition (Brigham Young University) for Heroes, Lost and Fallen. Dr. Gillingham`s works have been recorded by Klavier, Sony and Summit and Centaur. His works are regularly performed by nationally recognized ensembles including the Prague Radio Orchestra, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble, The University of Georgia Bands, North Texas University Wind Ensemble, Michigan State University Wind Ensemble, Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble, University of Oklahoma Wind Ensemble, Florida State Wind Ensemble, University of Florida (Miami) Wind Ensemble, University of Illinois Symphonic Band, Illinois State Wind Symphony, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Indiana University Wind Ensemble and the University of Wisconsin Wind Ensemble. Also, nationally known artists, Fred Mills (Canadian Brass), Randall Hawes (Detroit Symphony) and Charles Vernon (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) have performed works by Dr. Gillingham. Over sixty of his works for band, choir, percussion, chamber ensembles, and solo instruments are published by C. Alan, Hal Leonard, Southern Music, Music for Percussion, Carl Fischer, MMB, T.U.B.A, I.T.A., and Dorn. Dr. Gillingham is a Professor of Music at Central Michigan University and the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award (1990), a Summer Fellowship (1991 a Research Professorship (1995), and the recently, the President?s Research Investment Fund grant for his co-authorship of a proposal to establish an International Center for New Music at Central Michigan University. He is a member of ASCAP and has been receiving the ASCAP Standard Award for Composers of Concert Music since 1996.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :9 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation : Bass Drum / Bells / Chimes / Crash Cymbals / Crotales (Set of) / Field Drum / Hi-Hats / Piano / Small Bass Drum / Snare Drum / Suspended Cymbal (x2) / Tambourine / Timpani (x5) / Tom (x3) / Triangle / Tuned Gong / Vibraphone / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Solo Piano 5 Timpani Percussion 1 (2-octave crotales, bells, xylophone) Percussion 2 (vibraphone) Percussion 3 (4-octave marimba) Percussion 4 (4-octave marimba) Percussion 5 (4-octave marimba) Percussion 6 (5-octave marimba) Percussion 7 (suspended
Written for / Commissioned by : Consortium (See Program Notes)
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 C Alan Publications
Accompanied :Solo with Percussion Accompaniment
Publisher :C. Alan Publications
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C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2002 /  2003
Duration :17Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :Solo Piano
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Commissioned by:
Kutztown University, Frank Kumor, Will Rapp
Lancaster High School Percussion Ensemble, Bruce Gerken, Lancaster, OH
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Cort McClaren


Written with the virtuoso in mind, this piano concerto is perfect for the modern ensemble. The first movement exudes an urgency scored in the rhythms and harmonies throughout, while the second movement, Elegy, reflects on the memory of a friend. The final movement barrels along with spirit and drive, utilizing mixed meter and a full compliment of percussion to bring you to the breathtaking conclusion.

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 23 February 2009 08:44:00 AM
Instr..2 Gl., X, Crot., Chimes, 2M, BM, 2V, 5 Timp., 4 crystal glasses, perc., piano In 3 parts, a consortium commission from C.Alan Publications. Rescored for Wind Ensemble in C# minor. First movement in Sonata form, 2nd an elegy dedicated to Robert Hohner, 3rd mvt. in Sonata Rondo form.
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