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In a Gentle Rain

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


Subtitle: From the Willson Suite


General Info

Year:1990 / 2000
Duration: c. 3:43
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Flute
Solo Oboe
Solo Clarinet
Solo Bassoon
Solo Alto Saxophone
Solo B-flat Tenor Saxophone
Solo E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Solo Trumpet
Solo Horn
Solo Trombone
Solo Euphonium
Solo Tuba
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass 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
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Marimba
  • Pan
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Thunder Sheet
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Willson Suite draws upon the forces of nature of its inspiration. Composed in 1997, the suite was commissioned by the Willson Professional Brass Company, world-renowned makers of quality euphoniums, tubas and other professional brass instruments. The work is dedicated to Roger Behrend, one of the world's most accomplished euphonium soloists and a Willson artist.

In a Gentle Rain, the second movement, explores the simple beauty of a spring or summer showers. The composer invites you to close your eyes and experience the soothing beginning of the rain, the gentle rumble of the thunder, and the quiet conclusions. If you listen closely, you can hear the final drops of water falling from the roof of the house.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Robert W. Smith website Accessed 6 September 2021
  • Smith, R. (1990). Willson Suite : Tronada, In a Gentle Rain, Hurricane : For Euphonium (Optional Tuba) and Concert Band [score]. Belwin Mills/Warner Bros.: [s.l.]