Shipwrecked

From Wind Repertory Project
Ryan Nowlin

Ryan Nowlin


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Bass
Piano (Rehearsal)
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Low Tom
  • Rainstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle

Players snapping fingers


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Based on harrowing stories of shipwrecked mariners, this dramatic piece is an event in itself. Beginning with finger snaps portraying a rainstorm, an ominous-sounding ostinato and active percussion tell of a ship that is beginning to sink. To depict the helplessness of the shipwrecked sailors, Eternal Father Strong to Save, Nearer My God to Thee and Ode to Joy are all heard in a hymn-like setting as they prepare to meet their fate. The original theme returns and fades out as the victims await rescue.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned by the Elmwood Middle School Bands, Bloomdale, Ohio, Justin Brinkman, Director.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JH/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP II
  • Kansas: II
  • South Carolina: II
  • Tennessee: II
  • West Virginia: II


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Nowlin, R. (2010). Shipwrecked [score]. Neil A, Kjos: San Diego, Calif.
  • Perusal score