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Dance Mix

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Rob Smith

Rob Smith (arr. Thomas Seddon)

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 9:15
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |  Score Only - $10.95


Full Score
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
C Trumpet I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass (amplified) (doubling guiro)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bongos
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Shaker (egg)
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbals (2)
  • Tom-Toms
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Dance Mix was commissioned by the Society for New Music (Syracuse, N.Y.) and the American Composer Forum's Continental Harmony Project. It was premiered at an outdoor concert on Cazenovia Lake in Upstate New York in the summer of 2000. The instrumentation is similar to that of a jazz ensemble and the work contains traits of jazz and pop music, which the composer thought appropriate given the setting for the premiere.

This work was used as the title music for the PBS television documentary Continental Harmony, which aired in 2001 and 2002.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Rodney Dorsey, conductor) – 31 January 2023
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Wind Ensemble (Rebekah Daniel, conductor) - 7 December 2021
  • Baylor University (Waco, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Steve Bailey, conductor) - 22 March 2021
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wind Ensemble (Ross Venneberg, conductor) - 11 December 2020
  • Penn State University (University Park) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, conductor) - 9 December 2020
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando) Wind Ensemble (Danny Santos, conductor) - 29 October 2020
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Wind Symphony (Jeremy Harmon, conductor) - 23 October 2020
  • North Dakota State University (Fargo) Wind Symphony (Wayne Olfert, conductor) - 19 October 2020
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles) Thornton Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) – 14 February 2020
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Symphony Band Chamber Winds (JoAnn Wieszczyk, conductor) – 4 October 2019
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Emily Eng, conductor) – 10 September 2019
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Wind Ensemble (J. Thomas Seddon, conductor) – 27 February 2016 (CBDNA 2016 North Central Division Conference, Ames, Iowa)
  • Mansfield University Wind Ensemble (Graham Kerick, conductor) – April 6 2014
  • Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton) Wind Ensemble (Kyle Prescott, conductor) – 27 February 2008 (CBDNA 2008 Southern Division Conference, Columbus, Ga.)

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Perusal score
  • Smith, R. (2004). Dance Mix [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York, N.Y.