Palange, Louis S(alvador)

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Palange, Louis S(alvador)

Palange, Louis S(alvador), American conductor, composer, and arranger; b. Oakland, Calif., Dec. 17, 1917; d. Burbank, Calif., June 8, 1979. He played the clarinet and bassoon in school bands, and also studied composition with his father and at Mills Coll. in Oakland, Calif, with Domenico Brecia before going to Los Angeles (1936), where he continued his studies with Wesley La Violette. He subsequently pursued a varied career as a conductor, composer, and arranger, working mainly in Los Angeles from 1946.


orch.: 2 tone poems: Evangeline (1943) and The Plagues of Egypt (1945); 2 syms.: No. 1, Invasion (1946) and No. 2 (1950; Los Angeles, March 22,1968); Pictures for Flute and Orch. (1948); Poker Deck Ballet Suite (1949; Redondo Beach, Calif., Dec. 9, 1960); A Romantic Concerto for Piano and Orch. (1949); 2 violin concertos (1950, n.d.). Symphonic Band : Symphony in Steel (1940; Los Angeles, March 8, 1941); Hollywood Panorama, tone poem (1950; Burbank, Sept. 21,1952); various other pieces. CHAMBER: Classical Trio for Flute, Violin, and Viola (1942); 4 Generations for String Quartet (1950). OTHER: Film scores; arrangements for Band or Orch.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire