This sparkling work draws on Smith's many creative reserves at the peak of his compositional stride. The work is a deep well of noble melodic themes, inventive scoring, coloristic passages, and a kind of
For the lyric portion of the marching band presentation, here is a beautiful and dramatic setting of the American folksong Shenandoah by the master bandsman Claude T. Smith.
The lovely, lyrical second movement of perhaps the most famous of all concerti is offered here. All four B-flat clarinet parts work together to perform portions of the melody, creating a seamless melodic
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This is arranged in rhythmic, syncopated waltz tempo sections, in addition to a lush tutti section, all using jazz harmonies. The melody is mostly assigned to Clarinet 1. Slight tempo changes, a rubato
In this up-tempo, rhythmically fun piece, there are many tempo and key changes. The jazz harmonized melody is passed around, giving the solo to clarinet 4 and bass clarinet in one section. This is an
Staccato rhythms, accented notes and dynamic contrasts give the familiar themes from "Carmen" plenty of expression, drama and flair! Scored for four clarinets and bass clarinet.