Ireland (Smith)

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith


Subtitle: Of Legend and Lore


General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 7:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00; (digital) - $87.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bodhrán (or Tom-Toms)
  • Chain
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marching Block
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Shaker (small)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Dramatic and vivid musical imagery abounds in this expansive work, creatively merging Irish motives with contemporary compositional techniques. The percussion writing is exceptionally good; many true Irish rhythms are simulated with modern instruments, and some may be performed on authentic Irish instruments such as the bodhran.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned by the East Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble, Johnson City, Tennessee, Mr. Paul Hinman, Conductor.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Alabama: Class B
  • Minnesota: II
  • North Carolina: V
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: V


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