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Emperata Overture

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Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith


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General Info

Year: 1964
Duration: c. 7:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $8.00 (Full), $5.00 (Condensed)


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Cornet (SOLO)-I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Baritone B.C.)
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

In the new printing/engraving (not the 50 years Commemorative Edition):

  • Flute/Piccolo - (Part) 6th measure of Letter B, second half note should be an E-flat, not D.
  • Flute/Piccolo - (Score and Parts) First note at Letter C should be an F, not E-flat.
  • Oboes - (Score and Parts) 7th measure of Letter C, the slur is missing.
  • Bassoon 1 & 2 - (Score and Parts) 5th measure of Letter Q, the lower note should be a C, not an E-flat as printed
  • All B-flat Clarinet parts - (Score and Parts) 6th measure of Letter C - missing a tie. The part is correct at Letter R.
  • Clarinet 2 & 3 - (Score and Parts) 7th measure of Letter C, the slur is missing.
  • Clarinet 3 - (Part only) 4th measure of Letter O, the (tr) marking is incorrect for that measure.
  • Alto Sax 1 & 2 - (Score and Parts) 2 measures before Letter C, the second note of the triplet should be a G, not an A. Alto 1 part is correct.
  • Alto Sax 1 & 2 - (Score and Parts) 4th measure of Letter C, printed wrong note - it should be an A.
  • Alto Sax 2 - (Part only) 9th measure of letter C, there is a natural sign at the end of the measure that doesn't need to be there. Doesn't affect any notes.
  • Alto Sax 2 - (Part only) 3rd measure of Letter D, the first note is correct, the last two beats should be a quarter note triplet (D-B-D) as printed in the score.
  • Alto Sax 2 - (Score and Part) 2nd measure of Letter H, the first note should be an E natural, not F-sharp as printed.
  • Alto Sax 1 & 2 - (Score and Parts) 3rd measure of Letter R, the figure should be played a half-beat earlier, matching the horns.
  • Baritone Saxophone - (Score and Parts) 7th measure of Letter R, add a flat, OR tie over from previous measure.
  • Cornet 3 - (Score) 9th measure of Letter T, beat 3, missing the natural, should be A natural.
  • Cornet 3 & 4 - (Score and Parts) 10th measure of Letter T, missing an eighth rest after the first note.
  • Horn 3 & 4 - (Parts only) 4 measures before Letter A. Note are missing. There should be a G on beats 2 & 4 along with the F.
  • All Horn parts - (Score and Parts) 2 measures before letter E, slur missing between first two notes of the measure. The slur in the next measure is incorrect.
  • Trombone 2 - (Score and Parts) 4th & 8th measure of Letter C - there is a staccato on beat 2 that is incorrect.
  • Trombone 2 - (Score and Parts) 4th measure of Letter L, the note should be G-natural, not G sharp.
  • Trombone 2 & 3 - (Score and Parts) 6th measure of Letter T, missing a tie in the ostinato part.
  • Trombone 3 - (Score) 3rd measure of Letter L, should be F-sharp through the whole measure, the natural is incorrect.
  • Trombone 3 - (Score) 4th measure of Letter L, should be F-sharp, the sharp in the score in on the wrong part.
  • Trombone 3 - (Part) 3rd measure of Letter L, the first note is correct, but beat 4 should be F-sharp, the natural is incorrect.
  • Trombone 3 - (Score and Part) 11th measure of Letter M, the note should be a C, not D.
  • Baritone B.C. - (Score and Part) 2nd measure of Letter G - last note of the measure (an E) is missing a flat
  • Baritone B.C. - (Score and Part) 9th and 10th measure of Letter R, the top note should be a B-flat, and the bottom an E-natural
  • Baritone B.C. - (Score and Part) 3rd and 7th measure of Letter T, the first note of the measure should be an E-natural, not a D.
  • Baritone T.C. - (Part only) the measure before Letter E, the last note of the measure is missing a flat, should be B-flat.
  • Baritone T.C. - (Part only) Letter T, the key signature change is not noted for the remainder of the piece. They should be in the key of D (C concert)
  • Tuba - (Score and Part) 2nd measure of H, the first note should be a C, not E.
  • Percussion I - (Score and Part) 2 measures before Letter S, there is a random ff marking that doesn't belong.
  • Percussion I - (Score and Part) the measure before Letter T, the cymbal is missing the l.v. mark
  • Percussion II - (Part only) the 8th and 9th measures of Letter E are reversed.
  • Percussion II - (Part only) 2 measures before Letter F, beat 4 does not need the noted articulation.
  • Percussion II - (Score and Part) 3rd and 4th measure of Letter L, the tie is missing.
  • Percussion II - (Part only) 2nd measure of Letter M, the p marking is missing.


Program Notes

This first published work of Claude T. Smith was released in 1964. Over the ensuing years it has become the standard of comparison in concert band literature. The mixed meter along with the lyrical freshness typical of Smith ushered in a new era for composers writing for concert band. Emperata Overture is simply a "must" for every working band director.

- Program Note by publisher


Celebrating its 50th anniversary. Emperata Overture was Smith's first published work. This time-tested classic is an exciting and rewarding work, perfect for contest or festival.

- Program Note by the Vandercook College of Music Symphonic Band concert program, 19 December 2014


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Arkansas: IV
  • California: V, Class A
  • Georgia: V
  • Iowa: III
  • Indiana: Group II
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Michigan: Class AA (Junior High School); A (High School)
  • Minnesota: Category II
  • North Carolina: V
  • New York: V
  • Oklahoma: Class 4A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Concert Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) - 2 March 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 22 July 2018
  • Clovis (Calif.) North High School Concert Band (Jose Vargas, conductor) -16 March 2018 (2018 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Campus Band (Connor Fetting, conductor) - 29 November 2017
  • Kishwaukee Concert Band (DeKalb, Ill.) (Dave Lehman, conductor) – 22 October 2017
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Kirk Saville, conductor) – 7 December 2016
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (Winona Holsinger, conductor) – 26 April 2016
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Cory Driscoll, conductor) – 26 April 2016
  • University of California, Berkeley, Wind Ensemble (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 12 August 2015
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Barry Houser, conductor) - 16 July 2015
  • Vandercook College of Music (Chicago) Symphonic Band (Stacey Larson Dolan, conductor) - 19 December 2014 (2014 Midwest Clinic)
  • Marquette University Symphonic Band (Jason S. Ladd, conductor) - 6 April 2014
  • Ely High School Band; Ely, MN (Nolan Hauta, conductor) - 27 October 2011
  • Roseau High School Band: Baudette, MN International Falls, MN and University of Minnesota: Duluth (Nolan Hauta, conductor) - March 2011


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Smith, C. (1964). Emperata Overture [score]. Wingert-Jones Music: Kansas City, Mo.