Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Southwest Summer

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith

Subtitle: American Landscape #3: Desert Dawn, Paseo del Rio and Longhorns

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 6:20
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I
E-flat Alto Saxophone II/E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Spoons
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Whip
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composer Robert W. Smith has enjoyed his sojourns in the great state of Texas each summer since 1985. In a recent visit to the Southwest with his family, he was inspired to sketch three impressions of the Lone Star State. Desert Dawn opens the work with Native-American overtones depicting the warmth of the sunrise over a beautiful southwestern vista. Anyone ever visiting San Antonio will delight in the Paseo Del Rio depicting the light and lively Riverwalk of this great city. The energetic and powerful Longhorns concludes the work with a sense of joy while celebrating this uniquely American way of life.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Band Directors of the Texas Music Educators Association, Region II, North Zone, for the 2007 4A All-District Band, Wichita Falls, Texas.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works