Buffalo Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
Flute I-II (I optional doubling Ocarina)
Oboe I-II
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 (I optional doubling B-flat Soprano Saxophone)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Concert Tom
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gourd Rattle
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A work as sweeping as the countryside it represents. Native American-inspired melodies flow throughout, often accompanied by rhythmic dance-like figures. The center of the piece is a single original hymnsong that reflects on the natural beauty of the landscape. The intensity then returns along with the sounds of Native American dance, creating a festive atmosphere before the concluding fanfare.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Buffalo High School Band, Buffalo, Minnesota, Lee Kjesbo and Scott Rabehl, conductors.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: V


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