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Concert Variations (Smith)

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Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

General Info

Year: 1977
Duration: c. 5:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full and Condensed Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This piece was conceived at the annual Missouri Music Educators Convention at a meeting of the Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, a professional organization for band directors. At this meeting, executives of the organization decided to commission a work for concert band as a public service project. This was agreed upon and Mr. Smith, who was also a member of this organization, was asked to compose the work. It was premiered at the Music Educators Convention in 1975.

- Program Note by Robinson High School (Texas) Symphonic Band

Opening with a legato tempo featuring colors of the band, the piece develops with a short statement by horn and flute, which precede the rhythmic section. The use of the 7/8 bar is especially effective with the full ensemble treatment.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Arkansas: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Michigan: Junior High AA
  • Mississippi: III-A
  • North Carolina: V
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Additional Resources

  • Smith, C. (1977). Concert Variations [score]. Wingert-Jones: Kansas City, Mo.