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Summer in Rio

From Wind Repertory Project
Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

General Info

Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Claude T. Smith Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.50

For availability information, see Discussion area.


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Cowbell
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Timbales
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Summer in Rio is a work depicting a South American festival. This entertaining work is filled with Latin melody and lively rhythms.

- Program Note by publisher

While Summer in Rio is perhaps one of Claude T. Smith’s lesser known works, it definitely possesses his trademark style of writing. Written as a reflection of a Latin American festival, Summer in Rio makes full use of Latin percussion instruments and utilizes a rhythmic groove that quickly relates to audiences of all ages.

- Program Note from New Diana High School Band concert program, 12 February 2016

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Smith, C. (1981). Summer in Rio [score]. Jenson Publications: [s.l.]