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Maelstrom, The

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $72.00   |  Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
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
Mallet Percussion
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (Crash, Suspended)
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Marimba
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom Toms
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned for the 1996-1997 Thunder Bay Jr. High School 8th Grade Concert Band, Alpena, Michigan, Raymond R. Reynolds, Director.

The Maelstrom derives its title from an aquatic event of enormous intensity. Although the term is used in other settings, it refers to a whirlpool of immense size and strength, constantly circling upon itself while drawing into its center all who see and hear its activities.

- Program Note by Robert W. Smith


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • North Shore Summer Music Experience, Duluth, Minnesota (Dr. Mark Whitlock, conductor) - 28 June 2014
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