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Catalytic Concerto

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Rob Smith

Rob Smith

General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Skitter Music Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $220.00; (digital) - $100.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)

Saxophone Quartet


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Catalytic Concerto (1993) was premiered at the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 by the University of Texas at Austin graduate saxophone quartet. The title of the work is a pun on the term catalytic converter, which is a part of the exhaust system of a car that alters the emissions by chemically combining them with an enzyme in the converter so they are less harmful to the environment. Much like this process, this work combines two types of material -- a set of harmonies and a contrasting scale -- so they are completely intertwined by the end.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem) Wind Ensemble (Mark A. Norman, conductor) - 5 November 2021
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Wind Ensemble (Lauren Visel, conductor) - 3 March 2021
  • University of Houston (Tx.) Wind Ensemble (David Clemmer, conductor) – 23 March 2018 (CBDNA 2018 Southwestern Conference, Houston, Texas)
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Symphony Band (Elliott Tackitt, conductor) – 26 January 2018

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