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Charles L. Booker Jr.

Charles Booker

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Subtitle: Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 13:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Potenza Music
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $99.95


1. The Immortal - 4:38
2. Aegle's Dragon - 4:00
3. The War - 4:22


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Program Notes

Kevin Sanders approached me several years ago about a concerto for tuba and this is the result. The inspiration for the concerto comes from Greek mythology and in particular Atlas, who after being defeated by the Olympians was forced by Zeus to hold up the celestial spheres for eternity (tuba holding up the band or orchestra).

The first movement titled The Immortal is a description of Atlas, stout-hearted, primordial, large, un-fearing, and of course, immortal. The second movement, Aegle’s Dragon, is about his daughter (he had three) Aegle and her mourning the murder of her pet three-headed dragon by Hercules who had stolen into her Garden of Stone where the dragon was kept. The final movement The War, is the battle of the gods between the Titans, led by Atlas, and the Olympians, led by Zeus. The Olympians win the war and Atlas is punished as mentioned, holding up the universe forever.”

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

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  • Iowa State University (Ames) Wind Ensemble (Michael Golemo, conductor; Kevin Sanders, tuba) – 3 March 2017

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  • Booker, C. (2015) The Titan: Tuba @ Wind Ensemble [score]. Potenza Music Publishing: [Louisville, Ken.]
  • Charles Booker Jr. website Accessed 5 March 2017