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Tempest, The

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score - $9.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb)
Horn in F
Trombone/Baritone Bass Clef/Bassoon
Baritone Treble Clef
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The dictionary tells us that a tempest is "a violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow or hail." In the hands of Robert W. Smith, the scoring supplies all of the fury and rage within the instruments of your band. The brass has a strong, rugged sound underneath rhythmic woodwind ostinatos.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Old Rochester Regional Junior High School (Mattapoisett, Mass.) Seventh Grade Band (Richard Laprise, conductor) – 18 December 2019
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) University Band (Minerva Diaz, conductor) – 23 April 2019
  • North Concert Band (State College, Penn.) (Emily Rickard, conductor) – 14 November 2017
  • Granby Junior Senior High School Band (Granby, Massachusetts) (Richard Sargent, conductor) - 8 February 2019

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

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