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Walter M. Smith

Walter M. Smith


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Subtitle: A Trio for Cornets


General Info

Year: 1935
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Trumpet trio and piano
Publisher: Fillmore
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III-IV
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Smith wrote for the instrument he knew best, composing several pieces for solo trumpet and trumpet trio. His Bolero, a trio for cornets, takes its inspiration from the Spanish dance in 3/4 time of the same name. The piece is episodic in nature and features a variety of characterful dances. The outer sections of the work highlight the distinctive triplet rhythm of the bolero, while the middle section begins with faster, virtuosic material, followed by a contrasting, lyrical melody.

- Program Note from U.S. Marine Band concert program, 10 July 2019


To my sons Walter Smith, Jr., and G. Stewart Smith.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Ryan J. Nowlin, conductor) - 11 July 2019


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