Of Sailors and Whales

Catalog numbers: 

SMC S629EP/ HL 3777851

Detailed Instrumentation: 
Concert Band
"Of Sailors and Whales" is a five-movement work based on five scenes from Herman Mehlville's "Moby Dick".  It was commissioned by and is dedicated to the California Band Directors' Assocation, Inc., and is sub-dedicated to Robert Lanon White, Commander USN (Ret.), who went to sea as a simple sailor.  It is designed so that any portion of the five movements may be used.  Movement titles include: I. Ishmael, II. Queequeg, III. Father Mapple, IV. Ahab, V. The White Whale