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Hale Smith

Hale Smith


Subtitle: A twelve tone adventure for concert band


General Info

Year: 1964
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00


Instrumentation

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 Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

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Media

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State Ratings

  • Louisiana: V
  • Maryland: V


Performances

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  • Santa Clara (Calif.) University Wind Ensemble (Anthony Rivera, conductor) - 11 March 2022
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Crane Wind Ensemble (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 23 October 2019


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Cody, Carlos Bernard. "A Study of Selected Band Compositions of Three Twentieth Century Composers: William Grant Still, Ulysses Kay and Hale Smith." PhD diss. University of Southern Mississippi, 1990.
  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble: Volume 2 L-Z. Galesville, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 278. Print.
  • Smith, H. (1964). Somersault: a twelve tone adventure for concert band [score]. Frank Music: New York.