TAHOMA for concert band (2019)

Recording of Alec Wilmart conducting the combined Kellogg and Einstein Middle School Wind Ensembles

Score and parts are available for purchase on Big Cartel


About the music

The great white mountain that towers over western Washington has been known by many different names. To refer to the mountain as Tahoma, or another indigenous language name, is to recognize that this mountain was woven into the fabric of other people's culture and had other names before it was called "Mount Rainier." Using the name Tahoma recognizes that we occupy land that belonged to the Puyallup, the Muckleshoot, the Duwamish, the Tulalip.

Recognizing the truth in these statements is acknowledging indigenous peoples and their enduring stewardship of the land; that we are still their guests and they are still our hosts. Tahoma is meant to honor the great white mountain and those who were first inspired by it.

Tahoma was premiered by Alec Wilmart and the combined Kellogg Middle School and Einstein Middle School Wind Ensembles on April 18, 2019 at Kellogg Middle School. Tahoma was made possible by a grant from the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation.


Instrumentation

Flute 1

Flute 2

Oboe


Bb Clarinet 1

Bb Clarinet 2

Bb Bass Clarinet

Bassoon


Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1

Bb Trumpet 2

F Horn

Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Timpani

Percussion 1 – Glockenspiel

Percussion 2 – Vibraphone

Percussion 3 – Orchestral chimes

Percussion 4 – Bass drum