Fantasia for Alto Saxophone

From Wind Repertory Project
Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c. 9:40
Difficulty: VI (solo) / IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

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


  • Percussion I, m.78: Add “7” to multi-measure rest.

Program Notes

Written for Dale Underwood and dedicated to the United States Navy Band, Commander Joseph Phillips, conductor.

- Program Note from score

Composed in 1983 for saxophone virtuoso Dale Underwood, this magnificent work has become one of the premier solo compositions of the 20th century. Its reputation has been proven by its appearance in conservatory curricula and by its popularity among young saxophonists for concerto competitions.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Central Methodist University (Fayette, Mo.) Concert Band (Skip Vandelicht, conductor; Austin Schaedler, alto saxophone) - 5 March 2023
  • Mansfield (Penn.) University Concert Wind Ensemble (Adam F. Brennan, conductor; Galen Allison, alto saxophone) - 20 November 2022
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor; Rachel Perry, alto saxophone) - 23 October 2022 (New London, Conn.)
  • Stuttgart (Germany) Symphonic Youth Wind Orchestra (Alexander Beer, conductor; Yannick Kleinert, alto saxophone) – 14 May 2022
  • Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory (Berea, Ohio) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Brendan Caldwell, conductor; Gabriel Piqué, alto saxophone) - 11 February 2022
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Bryan A. Sherlock, conductor; Rachel Perry, alto saxophone) - 10 June 2021
  • University of Delaware (Newark) Wind Ensemble (Lauren Reynolds, conductor; Jason Blythe, alto saxophone) - 18 March 2021
  • Butler University (Indianapolis, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Colburn, conductor; Alex Sparks, alto saxophone) - 11 March 2021
  • Collins High School (Suwanee, Ga.) Wind Symphony (Jeremy Lumpkin, conductor; Connie Frigo, alto saxophone) – 31 January 2020
  • East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) Wind Ensemble (Christian Zembower, conductor; Emily Loboda, alto saxophone) – 17 October 2019
  • 2018 Lesbian and Gay Band Association (Kansas City, Mo.) Yellow Band (Lee Hartman, conductor; Alastair Wright, saxophone) – 26 May 2018
  • Columbia (Mo.) Community Band (Paul Copenhaver, conductor) – 21 April 2018
  • Rhode Island (Providence) Wind Ensemble (Robert Franzblau, conductor; Greg Abate, saxophone) – 10 June 2017
  • Bemidji (Minn.) State University Wind Ensemble (Scott Guidry, conductor; Benjamin Col, saxophone) – 23 April 2017
  • University of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, PEI) Wind Symphony (Karem J. Simon, Conductor; Emily Proude, saxophone) – 25 November 2016
  • Lone Star Youth Winds (Richardson, Tex.) (Frank Ticheli, conductor) – 10 May 2015
  • Austin (Tex.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor; Elizabeth Rosinbum, saxophone) – 22 November 2014
  • 399th Army Band (Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.) (Kevin Arbogast, saxophone) – 23 February 2014
  • University of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, PEI) Wind Symphony (Karem J. Simon, Conductor; Kevin Maclean, saxophone) – ??? 2013
  • West Texas A&M University Symphonic Band (Don Lefevre, conductor; James Barger, saxophone) – 9 February 2012
  • Cobb Wind Symphony (Marietta, Ga.) (Alfred L. Watkins, conductor; Otis Murphy, alto saxophone) – 15 December 2011 (2011 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Smith, C. (1983). Fantasia for Alto Saxophone: For Band [score]. Wingert-Jones: Kansas City, Mo.