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Twelve Seconds to the Moon

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 12:06
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - $200.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Piano
Celeste (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Twelve Seconds to the Moon is a celebration of man's conquest of the sky and the heavens above. While the Wright Brothers' first manned flight lasted a mere twelve seconds, astronauts were soon walking the surface of the moon. Robert W. Smith's spectacular sonic adventure stretches the envelope with some of the most exotic and adventurous scoring for percussion and winds ever achieved. Searing and blistering musical lines merge with explosive percussion to make this one of the most sensational works for wind ensemble or concert band in concert band literature today.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Colonel Richard A. Shelton, Conductor.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

  • Minnesota: I
  • South Carolina: V
  • Virginia: VI


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