Into the Storm

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith

General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Flute (1 player doubling C Piccolo)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone (div. a2)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone (div. a2)
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (all div. a2)
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone (3.5 octaves)


In Score:

  • Alto Clarinet, m.143: Add a "ff" dynamic marking
  • Trumpet III, m.38: Add a "sffz" dynamic marking on beat 2

In Parts:

  • Tenor Saxophone, m.128: Correct articulation should be 4 slurs (beat 1 should be slur from G to E-flat, beat 2 should slur from F to C, beat 3 should slur from E-flat to D, and beat 4 should slur from C to Bb)

In Score and Parts:

  • Any instrument with trills anywhere in the piece: Trills should be half-step trills
  • Flute, m.90: "All" notation only denotes flutes, piccolo should be out for rest of the piece after solo
  • Clarinet III, m.103, 3rd beat fermata: Written B should be C
  • Alto Clarinet, m.40, beat 1: G5 quarter note should be an octave lower
  • Alto Clarinet, m.125, beat 1: G5 quarter note should be an octave lower

- Potential errata noted by Matthew LeFebvre

Program Notes

Commissioned by the 1994 Augusta All-County Honors Band, Augusta County, Virginia

- Program Note from score

This work, inspired by the 1993 Storm of the Century, the great blizzard which covered much of the United States, blends the choirs and the dynamic shaping of the lines to create a stunning experience.

- Program Note adapted from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: III
  • Michigan: Junior High A
  • Michigan: Senior High D
  • Minnesota: III
  • North Carolina: IV
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: IV
  • West Virginia: III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

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  • Tar River Community Band (Greenville, N.C.) (James E. Mauser, Jr., conductor) – 23 March 2019
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