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Nation's Strength, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


Subtitle: ...And Lift Them to the Sky


General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano/Synthesizer
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Beaded Gourd
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas (optional)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

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Program Notes

This vigorous, exciting work is a powerful musical statement for our times. This work for narrator with band is inspired by a poem from Ralph Waldo Emerson entitled A Nation's Strength, which honors those who have "stood fast and suffered long" in taking to the skies in defense of our country. An uplifting sense of hope is conveyed both in the text and music.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by and dedicated to the United States Air Force "Band of the West" in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight, Major Dean Zarembinski, Commander/Conductor.

- Program Note from score


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