Citation March

From Wind Repertory Project
Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

General Info

Year: 1964 / 1990
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Claude T. Smith Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
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
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Smith’s first published march. A bravura opening fanfare punctuated with the percussion forces open this march. The first strain gives us a jaunty tune with baritones and trombones playing the countermelody. The second strain refers back to the opening fanfares with percussion section soli banding about. A reserved trio tune played by clarinets, first horn and baritone are assisted with chromatic runs played by flute, oboe, muted first trumpet and bells. The opening fanfares return in the break strain, which then gives us a terrific trio strain.

- Program Note by publisher

Citation March, Smith's first published march, was written in 1959 and first performed as Midwestern Music Camp March by the Cozad (Neb.) High School Band on February 25, 1960, with Smith conducting. Smith changed the name to Citation March in 1962 and dedicated it to the 25th anniversary of the Midwestern Music Camp.

Russell L. Wiley founded this band camp on June 23, 1936, which was held each summer on the campus of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Claude T. Smith was very active with the camp while in college (1955-1958_ and was a guest conductor for many years until his death in 1987. While at KU, Claude had the honor of having Russell Wiley as the conductor of bands at the University of Kansas. Wiley continually encouraged Smith to write and had had the band play some of his earliest arrangements and compositions.

The percussion soli in Citation March is a nod to Wiley's wide, Charmaine Asher-Wiley, a prominent percussion pedagogue, and founder of the percussion department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Smith also dedicated Commemoration, Fanfare and Chorale for the 50th anniversary of Midwesten Music Camp in 1985.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Kansas: III


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