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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


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I
Baritone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

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


Errata

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 by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Virginia: III


Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwabe, conductor) – 8 March 2020
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Concert Band (Curran Prendergast, conductor) – 4 March 2020
  • 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
  • Ohlone Community Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 11 May 2019
  • Three Oaks Senior High School (Summerside, PEI) Grade 10 Symphonic Band (Jessica MacFarlane, conductor) - 7 May 2017
  • Texas Lutheran University (Seguin) Symphonic Band (Matthew Hester, conductor) - 27 April 2018
  • Emporia (Ks.) Municipal Band (James Davis, conductor) - 7 June 2018
  • 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
  • Three Oaks Senior High (Summerside, PEI) Grade 10 Concert Band (Mark Parsons, Conductor) - December 2003
  • SIS (Summerside, PEI) Challenge Band (Peter Gallant, Conductor) - May 1998


Works for Winds by this Composer


References