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Rob Smith

Rob Smith

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum (3: one kick and two concert)
  • Bongos (4)
  • Conga
  • Cymbals (2 ride, one splash, 2 suspended)
  • Egg Shaker
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-hat
  • Marimba (2)
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Woodblock (2: medium or small)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Push is a kinetic, dramatic work that employs a two-note motive, a rising figure, and a lyrical melody to musically embody the word push. Driving and aggressive, funky and jazzy, Push will display the musical and technical virtuosity of a good wind band and deliver an exhilarating performance to the audience.

- Program Note from publisher

Push (2001) is defined as follows: 1.To exert outward pressure or force against something; 2. To advance despite difficulty or opposition, press forward; 3. To expend great or vigorous effort. This work utilizes a two-note motive, a rising figure, and a lyrical melody to musically represent the word “push”. These materials are used to set many different moods: driving and aggressive, funky, jazzy, lyrical and “techno”, but always exhibit a strong sense of the “push” regardless of the character they are displaying.

Push was commissioned by the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas at Austin, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston & Cypress Falls High School Wind Ensembles. It was premiered at the CBDNA Southwestern Conference in 2002.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) (James Osborn, conductor) – 23 February 2020

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