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Machine (Bolcom)

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William Bolcom

William Bolcom (trans. Paul Lavender)

Subtitle: From Fifth Symphony

General Info

Year: 1990 / 1999
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Symphony Orchestra
Publisher: Edward B. Marks Music Company, through Hal Leonard Music
Cost: Score & Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Button Gongs
  • Crotales
  • Cymbals (small and large)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drums (2; piccolo and normal)
  • Tam-tam
  • Tenor Drum
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Machine is a transcription by Paul Lavender of the finale from William Bolcom's Fifth Symphony. The orchestral version of this work was premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1990.

-Program Note from score


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bolcom, W.; Lavender, P. (1999). Machine: From Fifth Symphony [score]. E.B. Marks: [s.l.].
  • Bolcom, W.; Rapp, W. (2003). Machine: From Fifth Symphony [score]. Edward B. Marks Music Co.: Milwaukee, Wis.