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Great Steamboat Race, The

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 4:37
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - $62.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Mark Tree
  • Ocean Drum
  • Ship's Bell
  • Snare Drum
  • Water Jugs, multiple
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

You will smell the smoke and feel the mist on your face. This innovative work by renowned composer Robert W. Smith musically recounts a famous race between two paddle boats, the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez, on the Mississippi River during the summer of 1870.

- Program Notes by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
  • West Virginia: II


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Smith, R. (2003). The Great Steamboat Race [score]. Belwin-Mills Publishers: Miami, Fla.