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Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

Subtitle: The Official March of the National Air and Space Museum

General Info

Year: 1985
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Antiphonal B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Cello (optional)
Percussion, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Flight is the official march of the Air and Space Museum in our nation's capitol. It was commissioned by the Air Force Band and premiered in the museum in November 1984, by the Air Force Band. A highly descriptive work, the Pachelbel Canon appears by request in the opening section before the brass reintroduces the main theme. Sweeping reeds, active percussion and melodic brass are featured in preparation for the most interesting 6/8 section. Brass fanfares of unusual nature bring the work to the exciting conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Kansas: VI
  • Virginia: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Symphonic Band (John Watkins Jr., conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 6 October 2019
  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) – 26 May 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 5 August 2018
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg) Wind Ensemble (Saul Torres, conductor)- 22 April 2018
  • Encore Winds (Traverse City, MI) (Tim Topolewski, conductor) - 16 October 2016
  • Cypress Symphonic Band (Houston, Texas) (Clancy Weeks, conductor) – 25 June 2016
  • Danville (Calif.) Community Band (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 10 April 2016
  • St. Louis Wind Symphony (Arnald Gabriel, conductor) - 23 January 2011

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Smith, C.; National Air and Space Museum (1985). Flight: The Official March of the National Air and Space Museum [score]. Wingert-Jones Music: Kansas City, MO.