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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


Full Score
C Piccolo
C Flute
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
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cajone/Djembe
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gourd (large beaded)
  • Jingle Sticks
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Water Drum


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 from publisher

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

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

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


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  • Robert W. Smith website Accessed 6 September 2021
  • Smith, R. (1998). Songs of Earth, Water, Fire and Sky: For Concert Band [score]. Belwin-Mills: [s.l.]