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North Bay Vistas

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith


General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 6:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $72.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Composer Robert W. Smith's journey to the San Francisco Bay Area inspired this musical panorama. Beginning with an intriguing fanfare statement representing the unforgettable skyline of San Francisco and the unique images of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, our journey begins north over the waters of the bay. Sailing across the water, we are treated to magnificent vistas including both the city and the surrounding mountains. An early morning sunrise looking down on the vineyards of Sonoma was the inspiration for the center of the piece. The early morning mist combined with light and shadow creates a very peaceful scene that is not soon forgotten. The piece concludes with the return to the city providing a new perspective of this truly unique American landscape.

North Bay Vistas was commissioned by and is dedicated to the 2007 North Bay Honor Band, Vacaville, California.

Program Note from Publisher Web-site


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