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Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith


This work is the second movement of the composer's Krisanna's Colors.


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II (II div. a2)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone (div. a2)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Mark Tree
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Simple, yet elegant and graceful, Blue is a lyrical work by Robert W. Smith for the developing concert band. Beautiful harmonic changes rooted in the language of American jazz make Blue a rich educational experience on many levels.

- Program Note from publisher


Blue was originally composed as a movement from a suite for band entitled Krisanna's Colors. The suite was written to honor Krisanna Roberts, an amazing young lady who shared her joy and love for life with all. She described her days and emotions in colors. A blue day for Krisanna was a sad and reflective day. Yet, her enormous spirit conveyed beauty in the face of adversity. Determined, loving generous, funny -- Krisanna truly live in the light.

- Program Note from score


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