Scrimshaw Tales

Carl Strommen (composer)
Flute (Piccolo), Oboe, Clarinet 1 in B, Clarinet ...


Scrimshaw is the technique of whalebone and ivory carving that was started by sailors centuries ago. Inspired by the composer's stay in Utqiagvik, Alaska, this composition musically illustrates scenes from these carvings that depict a day of Alaskan fishing. Starting broadly and majestically, the music quickly moves to a lively and energetic section that features syncopation and introduces the concept of canonic entrances. A return to the initial thematic material brings the piece to an exciting conclusion. Although challenging in many ways, this composition fully rewards all performers and listeners with a thrilling musical journey.
Ensemble: Concert Band
Grade: 3.5
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Delivery Method: Print
Product Type: Score and Parts
UPC: 6-80160-92248-2
ISBN: 978-1-4911-6369-6
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