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Quest, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


This works bears the subtitle From Symphony No. 3 ‘Don Quixote’. It is the third movement of this symphony.


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $100.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Castanets
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

At long last, Robert W. Smith gives us another major work based upon classic literature. Symphony No. 3, Don Quixote musically portrays the classic tale of the errant knight, his trusty yet bumbling squire and their adventures in the name of chivalry. The Quest, the first of four movements, is distinctly Spanish in flavor. Using a blend of classic and contemporary techniques, the composer weaves together a sonic tale of the gentleman of La Mancha who takes up his lance and sword to defend those that are helpless and destroy those that are evil. Captivating, musical and full of vivid imagery, Symphony No. 3, Don Quixote will be a performance that is memorable for performer and audience alike.

- Program Note by publisher


Premiered by and dedicated to Agrupopació Artística Musical de Dénia of Spain, Frank De Vuyst, conductor.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 21 April 2019
  • Grand Street (New York) Community Band (James P. Stephenson, conductor) – 3 June 2018
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 20 April 2017
  • Austin (Texas) Civic Wind Ensemble (Robert Laguna, conductor) – 6 May 2016
  • The Shippensburg Band (Carl Sponenberg, conductor) - 4 November 2012
  • Sonora Orchestra Tremelo (Belgium) - 2010


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Smith, R.; Cervantes, M. (2008). The Quest: From Symphony No. 3, Don Quixote [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.