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Paradiso

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith


This work is the fourth movement of the composer's Symphony No. 1, The Divine Comedy.


General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00; (digital) - $87.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00; (digital) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto 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
Euphonium
Tuba
Celeste
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV (9-11 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphones (2)
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

In Score:

  • Score, m.13: Missing a rehearsal mark "13"
  • Score, m.13: Missing marking "Reverent, yet expressive"
  • Score, m.24: Missing marking "Cantabile"


In Parts:

  • Oboe II, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Oboe II, m.77: Remove F5 from the dotted half note and play D5 only
  • Baritone T.C., m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Mallet Percussion, m.74: Missing marking "Add as many mallets as available, stage throughout hall"


In Score and Parts:

  • Piccolo, m.62-64: Remove "8va" marking, play notes as printed
  • Piccolo, m.81: B-flat5 should be a C6
  • Oboe I, m.63: Add a slur starting from beat 1 to the and of beat 4
  • Oboe I, m.63, beat 2: B-flat4 should be a F5
  • Oboe I, m.67, beat 2: B-flat4 should be a F5
  • Oboe I, m.75, beat 2: C5 should be a G5
  • Oboe I, m.79, beat 2: C5 should be a G5
  • Oboe II, m.63: Add a slur starting from beat 1 to the and of beat 4
  • Bassoon, m.54: Add a hairpin crescendo starting from the and of beat 1 and ending before m.55
  • Baritone Saxophone, m.81: Add a hairpin decrescendo lasting whole measure
  • Trumpet II, m.52: Add a hairpin crescendo starting from beat 2 and ending before m.53
  • Trumpet III, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Trumpet III, m.52, beat 2: First note should be a written E-flat
  • Trumpet III, m.52: Add a hairpin crescendo starting from beat 2 and ending before m.53
  • Horn I & II, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Horn III & IV, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Trombone I, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Trombone II, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Trombone II, m.81: Replace the half and quarter rests with an A3 dotted half note. Add an accent to this note as well
  • Trombone II, m.82: Replace the half and quarter rests with an A3 dotted half note. Add an accent to this note as well
  • Trombone III, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Trombone III, m.81: Change the printed A3 dotted half note on beat 1 to a G3
  • Trombone III, m.82: Change the printed A3 dotted half note on beat 1 to a G3
  • Baritone B.C., m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Tuba, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Piano/Celeste, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Mallet Percussion, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Timpani, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Percussion I, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Percussion I, m.37: Add a fermata for whole measure
  • Percussion II, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Percussion II, m.37: Add a fermata for whole measure
  • Percussion III, m.35, beat 1: Add "rit." marking
  • Percussion III, m.37: Add a fermata for whole measure

- Potential errata noted by Matthew LeFebvre


Program Notes

This fourth and final movement from the composer's symphony The Divine Comedy draws the symphony to a brilliant conclusion! Full of rushing woodwind arpeggios, gorgeous four-part horn writing and an ethereal piano/celeste introduction, Paradiso presents more beauty of sound and less of the violent intensity found in the previous movements of The Divine Comedy.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned by the George Mason University Band, Fairfax, Virginia, Professor Anthony Maiello, Conductor.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Kansas: IV
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: IV


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lamar University (Beaumont, Texas) Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) – 25 April 2022
  • North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) Concert Winds (Lawrence Van Oyen, conductor) – 5 December 2021
  • Rome (Italy) Banda dell'Esercito Italiano (Italian Army Wind Band) (Filippo Cangiamila, conductor) – 22 September 2021
  • Central DeWitt (Iowa) High School Symphonic Band (Josh Greubel, conductor) – 9 March 2020
  • Franklin (Mass.) High School Wind Ensemble (Diane Plouffe, conductor) – 10 December 2019
  • San Dieguito Academy (San Diego, Calif.) Wind Ensemble I (Jeremy Wuertz, conductor) – 23 January 2019
  • DuPage Community Concert Band (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) (Terry Redford, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • Banda de Música da Cidade de Espinho (Brazil) (Helder Tavares, conductor) – 27 April 2013


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Robert W. Smith website Accessed 6 September 2021
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 549.
  • Smith, R.; Alighieri, D. (1996). Paradiso: From The Divine Comedy [score]. Belwin Mills: Miami, Fla.