Symphonic Band: Diversions: Triptych for Symphonic Band (1985) [14:45]

1. Intrada
2. Elegy
3. March

Commissioned by the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Marice Stith, Director. First performance: 16 March 1986, the Cornell University Wind Ensemble conducted by the composer.

First movement "Intrada" published separately by Ludwig Music.
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Jack Gallagher, guest conductor
Cornell University Wind Ensemble Recordings CUWE-39 (phonodisc)

Awarded First Prize, Symposium XII for New Band Music, Virginia/College Band Directors National Association.

Indiana University Concert Band, Cincinnati Conservatory Symphony Band, California State University-Bakersfield Concert Band, Virginia Intercollegiate Band, Moorhead State University Wind Ensemble, Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band, College of Wooster Scot Symphonic Band, Virginia Tech Symphony Band (I), Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honors Band at 1997 OMEA State Conference (Toledo) (I), Moravian College Wind Ensemble (I), Capital University Wind Symphony (II).


WNIB-FM, Chicago, 27 June 1997; WCLV-FM, Cleveland, 12 June 1999 (II); 7 October 2000 (II).

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"Its orchestration and level of melodic invention proved catching. A snappy intrada movement is followed by a lovely elegy section in which solo trumpet, clarinet, flute and oboe stir the ear. All this leads to a stirring closer of a march. The requirements for soloists and ensemble are considerable. . . . A noteworthy composition."
—Peter Jacobi, Bloomington (IN) Herald-Times

"The highlight of the concert."
—The Wooster Voice