Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Prelude for Band (Smith)

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.

General Info

Year: 1972
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion, including:

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Fresno (Calif.) State College Wind Ensemble, this is a demanding piece but worth the time and effort. The alto saxophone makes the theme statement with oboe repeating it, followed by the entire group in preparation for the thrilling allegro. This rollicking section is not for the faint hearted, for it requires delicacy and subtlety along with passion to bring it to the exciting conclusion.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

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


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works

Additional Resources

  • Smith, C. (1972). Prelude -- Variations [score]. Wingert-Jones: Kansas City, Mo.