By Loch and Mountain

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00; (digital) - $72.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Conga
  • High Tom
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Journey to the land of castles in the highlands with this stunningly beautiful composition. The opening features a silvery baritone solo on the traditional Irish folk song I Know Where I'm Going, and the piece goes on to paint a scene as magnificent to hear as it was for the composer to see. The energetic highland celebration is built upon the pulsing rhythms that Robert Smith is known for, and creates the vision of Gaelic dancers whirling in a display of exuberant joy.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Band, Columbia, S.C., in commemoration of their first senior class and dedicated band members, Ms. Nancy White. director of bands.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: III
  • Michigan: Junior High A
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Maroon and Gold Band (Anna Scott, conductor) - 25 April 2023
  • Honolulu (Hi.) Wind Ensemble (Keith Higaki, conductor) - 13 November 2022
  • Woodland Park (Colo.) Wind Symphony (Craig Harms, conductor) – 5 May 2022 (ACB 2022 Annual Convention (Santa Fe, New Mexico))
  • Northeastern Wisconsin (Marinette) Concert Band (Robert Berndt, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble (Chestertown, Md.) (Charles Thai, conductor) – 17 March 2019
  • Miamisburg (Ohio) High School Symphonic Band (Steve Aylward, conductor) - 15 May 2018
  • Bridgewater State University Department of Music High School Honor Band – 2018
  • Three Oaks Senior High School (Summerside, PEI) Grade 10-12 Wind Ensemble (Krista Bryson, conductor) - 7 May 2017

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