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Songs of Earth, Water, Fire and Sky

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 8:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $100.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cajone/Djembe
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Jingle Sticks
  • Large Beaded Gourd
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Water Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

For centuries, music has played an integral part in the daily lives of Native Americans. From the ancient burial mounds of the Southeast to the cliff dwellings of the Southwest, Indian musical instruments and pictographs of ceremonial singing and dancing dating as early as 600 A.D. have been uncovered by archaeologists. So begins Robert W. Smith's fascinating new symphonic work. Drawing upon authentic dances and chants as inspiration, this talented young American composer creates a musical presence of monumental proportions.

- Program Note by publisher


Dedicated to the East Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble, Dr. Paul Hinman, conductor.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Smith, R. (1998). Songs of Earth, Water, Fire and Sky: For Concert Band [score]. Belwin-Mills: [s.l.]