Illumination, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith

This work is the fourth movement of the composer's Symphony No. 3, Don Quixote.

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets (as many as possible)
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Taiko Drums (as many as possible; optional Tom-toms)
  • Tam-tam (bow required)
  • Vibraphone (4.0 octaves)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Illumination draws upon the reflection of man at the end of his life for its creative direction. Simple yet beautiful melodic statements combined with lush harmonies will have the audience reflecting upon the entire story as Don Quixote did at the end of his journey. Quotes from the previous three movements tie the creative work together, leading to the glorious ascension into the light. Emotionally powerful, this final movement of Symphony No. 3: Don Quixote celebrates that small bit of Don Quixote that lives in all of us.

- Program Note from publisher

Premiered by and dedicated to Aguapació Artistica Musical de Dénia of Spain, Frank De Vuyst, conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony II (Curran Prendergast, conductor) - 15 November 2023
  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 21 April 2019
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 20 April 2017
  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 17 November 2016
  • Austin (Texas) Civic Wind Ensemble (Robert Laguna, conductor) – 6 May 2016
  • Sonora Orchestra Tremelo (Belgium) – 2010

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  • Perusal score
  • Robert W. Smith website Accessed 6 September 2021
  • Smith, R.; Cervantes. M. (2008). The Illumination : From Symphony No. 3, Don Quixote [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.