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Atlas

From Wind Repertory Project
William Palange

William Palange


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
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 Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Concert Tom (3)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In July, 2013, the wreckage of a commercial schooner named ATLAS was discovered in Lake Ontario in nearly 300 feet of water just outside the Port of Oswego, NY. It was, at that time, the oldest commercial vessel discovered in Great Lakes history.

Built in 1838, the Atlas was carrying a load of limestone meant for the U.S. government harbor in Oswego on the day of its fateful journey in May 1839. Only two miles from port, a gale force wind rocked the ship and its heavy load shifted, causing the vessel to sink and all of its crew members to perish.

Intended to portray the majesty of Lake Ontario, as well as the brave sailors, young and old, who navigated her volatile waters, Atlas was written for the Oswego (N.Y.) Middle School 8th Grade Band and their conductor, Mr. James Peer, the composer’s former student, outstanding trombonist, friend, and colleague in the Oswego City School District’s music department.

- Program Note from Central Winds: A Music Educators Wind Ensemble concert program, 14 December 2016


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 71/10 (May 2017), p. 33.
  • Perusal score