From the composer:
“These recordings represent a definitive rendition of each selection. The recording was done in the Recital Hall of the University Center-Music Complex on the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock, Texas.
The Texas Tech University Concert Band, one of the finest university bands of the country, undertook the enormous task of rehearsing and recording all twelve of these selection in only a nine-hour period. I would like to express my appreciation of the Band, not only for making this album possible, but for the superb job done under such a severe limitation of time.
I also want to express my gratitude to my good friend Dean Killion, conductor of the Tech Band, for allowing me to conduct his band on this recording.
I hope you will find enjoyment in listening to the recording, and that it will be an aid to your regarding correct tempo and interpretation of these selections.”
– Claude T. Smith