We are pleased to present this compilation of Claude T. Smith recordings, which well represents the composer’s long, strong relationship with the University of Kansas Bands.
Reflecting Smith’s skill and talent, the cross section provides a body of works for wind band that we feel sure will be performed enthusiastically for generations to come. This CD includes works from Smith’s first album in addition to later recordings with the University of Kansas Bands. Smith is conductor one of the more recent pieces we recorded during performances of the KU Symphonic band.
On Accent on Claude T. Smith, his first album with KU Bands, Smith collaborated with Kenneth Bloomquist, director of bands from 1967-1970. This album was followed by an Authenticated Composers Series album, recorded for Crest Records, with Robert E. Foster conducting.