Dave Brubeck: A Portrait in Time
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Jazz quintet
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.
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
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
- Baritone B.C., m.129, third beat: C-sharp should be C-natural.
- Tenor Saxophone, m.86, third beat: the correct eighth notes are D, C, B, A, not D, B, A, G.
Robert W. Smith writes:
I did a medley called Dave Brubeck: A Portrait in Time, "time" being a double entendre. Got to work with him on that; he was very excited. I saw him multiple times over the years after that and he was always very kind and very gracious and thankful, that his music had gone into a different group, different world.
This medley of time-eccentric Brubeck tunes includes Take Five, Blue Rondo, Summer Song, and Unsquare Dance.
- Program Note by Dave Strickler
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- Northwest Georgia (Rome) Winds (Sam Balzer, conductor) – 8 October 2019
- San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (David Rackley, conductor) – 15 September 2019
- The Concord (Mass.) Band (James O'Dell, conductor) – 13 April 2013
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Blue Rondo à la Turk (arr. Schwalgin) (1959/2009)
- Blue Rondo à la Turk (arr. Woodfield) (1959/2010)
- Dave Brubeck: A Portrait in Time (arr. Smith)
- It’s About Time (arr. Sayre) (2004)
- A Tribute to Dave Brubeck (arr. Roszell) (2017)
- Two Part Contention (arr. Ades) (1966)
- Unsquare Dance (arr. Howard) (1996)
- Watusi Drums (arr. Gearhart) (1966)
- Weep No More (Bandleader, arr. Duncan Stubbs)
- Brubeck, D.; Smith, R. [197-?]. Dave Brubeck : A Portrait in Time (Featuring Take Five, Blue Rondo A La Turk, Summer Song and Unsquare Dance) [score]. CPP Belwin: [Miami, Fla.]
- Lawson, Mike. "Robert W. Smith: Composer, Arranger, Teacher." School Band and Orchestra. 19 February 2015. Web. Accessed 16 August 2019
- Robert W. Smith website Accessed 16 August 2019