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American Flourish

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 3:44
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $68.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Bodhran (optional)
  • Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Based on traditional American melodies including Yankee Doodle, When Johnny Comes Marching Home and Shenandoah, Robert W. Smith’s American Flourish is a light, yet musically substantive addition to the repertoire.

- Program Note by publisher

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Sterling, Kansas, High School Band commemorating their 2007 performance in Washington, D.C. Larry Brownlee, director.

- Program note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Minnesota: III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Junior Honor Band (Jay Posteraro, conductor) – 19 February 2020
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Gary Fagan, conductor) – 20 June 2017
  • Flint (Mich.) Concert Band (Bruce Nieuwenhuis, conductor)– 6 May 2016
  • Cary Town Band (Cary, N.C.) (Yoshi Nakamura, conductor) - 24 October 2014
  • 151st Army Band Alabama National Guard - 2013 (at Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp.