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In Times of Turbulence

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $49.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
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
Piano/Keyboard (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Concert Tom
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The word "turbulence" can be used to refer to atmospheric instability, such as sudden, unpredictable air movements resulting from a storm. However, in a broader sense turbulence is used to describe any situation characterized by unrest and disorder.

In Times of Turbulence is a dramatic and powerful concert work from the pen of prolific composer Robert W. Smith. Beginning with a soft and stately chorale, the mood quickly changes to sounds of turbulence in a contemporary setting for the developing band. Biting dissonance and powerful rhythmic percussion sustain the turbulent atmosphere as it develops throughout the ensemble in a minor mode. The percussion and winds exchange powerful musical statements leading to the final triumphant resolution in a major key.

- Program Note from publisher


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