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Prelude Variations

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Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith


General Info

Year: 1972
Duration: c. 9:53
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Timbales
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Claude T. Smith started his musical career playing trumpet in the fifth grade, and taught composition while conducting the orchestra at Southwest Missouri State University. In 1978, he gave up teaching to serve as a full-time composer. During his career, he composed over 120 works for band, chorus, orchestra, and small ensembles.

Prelude Variations, commissioned by the Fresno (Calif.) State College Wind Ensemble, Lawrence Sutherland, conductor, is one of Smith’s most challenging works. The composition begins with a beautiful alto saxophone solo, followed by the oboe and then the entire ensemble in preparation for the thrilling allegro. This rollicking section requires delicacy and subtlety along with passion to bring it to its exciting conclusion.

- Program Note by the Oregon Symphonic Band


Media

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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Kansas: V
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources

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