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Dramatic Prelude

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Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

General Info

Year: 1966 / 1994
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Claude T. Smith Publications, Inc., through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Piano (optional)
Harp (optional)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-toms (2)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Dynamic yet delicate might be used to describe this fine work. A solidly scored allegro opens the piece and is followed by a moving andante section. After a repeat of the opening section, the composition concludes with dramatic tutti chords accompanied by the hammering rhythm of the French horns.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: III
  • Kansas: IV
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Virginia: IV
  • West Virginia: III


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