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Earhart

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


Subtitle: Sounds of Courage


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Synthesizer
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom (low)
  • Triangle


Errata

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Program Notes

The legend of Amelia Earhart continues to capture the imaginations of aviators and historians worldwide. Earhart, a pioneer in aviation and in women's rights, began her final journey in the United States and crossed multiple continents.

Robert W. Smith has drawn upon Earhart's final flight to create this unique musical composition. Following the opening "takeoff," the composer was inspired by the indigenous sounds of the various continents in Earhart's flight path. From a unique fugue inspired by the music of Central and South America to a lyrical statement from the Dark Continent, the listener is transported on a musical journey that will capture the imagination. Following a dark and powerful percussion statement with Asian overtones, the journey ends not in tragedy but in celebration as the original flight theme returns.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by Deb Huber, Conductors, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dedicated to Mary Jo Leahey in memoriam and the UMass Lowell Symphonic Band Camp.

- Program Note from score


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