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Prevailing Winds

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $48.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn
Percussion I-II-III; including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells


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Program Notes

A work composed for concert and festival performance for the developing band, "Prevailing Winds" begins with a bold statement introducing the first theme. The piece continues with energy and motion based on additional thematic material providing multiple teaching opportunities throughout. Following the development and transition, the composer combines the melodic themes is a powerful statement bringing the piece to a very exciting conclusion.

Prevailing Winds was written for Susan L. Smith and the Saint James School Intermediate Band.

Program Note from Publisher Web-site

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