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Paradiso

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith


This work is the fourth movement of the composer's Symphony No. 1, The Divine Comedy.


General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 4:43
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $87.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


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 Contrabass 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
Celeste
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV (9-11 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphones (2)
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

In Score:

  • Score, m. 13: Missing a rehearsal mark "13"
  • Score, m. 13: Missing marking "Reverent, yet expressive"
  • Score, m. 24: Missing marking "Cantabile"


In Parts:

  • Baritone T.C., m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Mallet Percussion, m. 74: Missing marking "Add as many mallets as available, stage throughout hall"


In Parts and Score:

  • Piccolo, m. 81: The printed B-flat5 should be a C6
  • Baritone Saxophone, m. 81: Add a hairpin decrescendo lasting whole measure
  • Trumpet III, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Horn I & II, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Horn III & IV, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Trombone I, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Trombone II, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Trombone II, m. 81: Replace the half and quarter rests with an A3 dotted half note. Add an accent to this note as well
  • Trombone II, m. 82: Replace the half and quarter rests with an A3 dotted half note. Add an accent to this note as well
  • Trombone III, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Trombone III, m. 81: Change the printed A3 dotted half note on beat 1 to a G3
  • Trombone III, m. 82: Change the printed A3 dotted half note on beat 1 to a G3
  • Baritone B.C., m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Tuba, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Piano/Celeste, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Mallet Percussion, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Timpani, Vibraphone, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Percussion I, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Percussion I, m. 37: Add a fermata for whole measure
  • Percussion II, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Percussion II, m. 37: Add a fermata for whole measure
  • Percussion III, m. 35: Add "rit." marking on beat 1
  • Percussion III, m. 37: Add a fermata for whole measure


Program Notes

This fourth and final movement from the composer's symphony The Divine Comedy draws the symphony to a brilliant conclusion! Full of rushing woodwind arpeggios, gorgeous four-part horn writing and an ethereal piano/celeste introduction, Paradiso presents more beauty of sound and less of the violent intensity found in the previous movements of The Divine Comedy.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned by the George Mason University Band, Fairfax, VA, Professor Anthony Maiello, Conductor.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Kansas: IV
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: IV


Performances

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  • Rome (Italy) Banda dell'Esercito Italiano (Italian Army Wind Band) (Filippo Cangiamila, conductor) – 21 June 2021
  • Central DeWitt (Iowa) High School Symphonic Band (Josh Greubel, conductor) – 9 March 2020
  • Franklin (Mass.) High School Wind Ensemble (Diane Plouffe, conductor) – 10 December 2019
  • Banda de Música da Cidade de Espinho (Brazil) (Helder Tavares, conductor) – 27 April 2013


Works for Winds by This Composer

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Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Robert W. Smith website Accessed 6 September 2021
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 549.
  • Smith, R.; Alighieri, D. (1996). Paradiso: From The Divine Comedy [score]. Belwin Mills: Miami, Fla.