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Great Locomotive Chase, The

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |  Score Only - $9.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong (or Tam-Tam)
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Train Whistle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Inspired by the events surrounding the railway between Atlanta and Chattanooga during the early years of the Civil War, Robert W. Smith stages the train chase complete with fascinating textures and effects. Listeners become engulfed in the vivid sounds. You can almost smell the smoke. This is an exciting original concert opener or closer. All aboard!

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • New York: IV
  • Virginia: III


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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwabe, conductor) – 8 March 2020
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  • Ohio University (Athens) University Band (Emily Talley, conductor) – 5 December 2019
  • The Symphonic Winds of the San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Youth Symphony (Miriam Grisso, conductor) – 19 May 2019
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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor)– 6 May 2018
  • Poland (Ohio) Seminary High School Symphonic Band (Jeff Hvizdos, conductor) – 27 February 2018
  • Colonel Gray High School (Charlottetown, PEI) Grade 10 Concert Band (Shawn Doiron, Conductor) - December 2018
  • Sequim (Wash.) City Band (Tyler Benedict, conductor) – 19 March 2017
  • Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Ill.) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) - 12 February 2017
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Honor Band (Curran Prendergast, conductor) – 13 February 2016
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Budd, conductor) – 8 November 2015
  • Maplewood (N.J.) Middle School 8th Grade Wind Ensemble (Chris Balas, conductor) - 11 April 2015
  • SIS (Summerside, PEI) Grade 9 Concert Band (Peter Gallant, Conductor) - May 2011

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