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Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

General Info

Year: 1969 / 1997
Duration: c. 9:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Claude T. Smith Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Here is a work that was ahead of its time. If you are looking for a work filled with excitement and adventure, then Acclamation is your piece! Smith gets right into it with an energetic ostinato and a fragment of his original theme. The snare drum’s “ruff” is highlighted as a transition into a slow section in 6/4, with one of Smith’s most luscious melodies. English horn is featured with flute in the slow section as well, but with optional cues for alto saxophone. Acclamation makes its way back to Allegro with the usual percussion section getting us to the original material. Several solos are highlighted.

The work was commissioned by the Getzen Company in honor of Hels Vogel, Moorehead, Minnesota. It was premiered by the U.S. Army Band at the Annual NW Clinic in Moorehead, Minn.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Perusal score
  • Smith, C. (1969). Acclamation: For Concert Band [score]. Wingert-Jones Music: Kansas City, Mo.