Winter CD Special

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Winter Bundle is available through Claude T. Smith Publications only.

It is with great pride that Claude T. Smith Publications releases “Smith Conducts Smith”, a collection of Cd’s that feature the composer himself conducting. These re-released recordings are an invaluable addition to the Claude T. Smith library. As you listen, you will hear the band responding to Claude’s conducting, following the interpretations that he noted in the music.

“Smith Conducts Smith”- The Hallmark Compositions- Vol. I
Tracks:
1. Acclamation
2. Citation March
3. Dramatic Prelude
4. Emperata Overture
5. Incidental Suite

“Smith Conducts Smith” – Festival Favorites – Vol. II
Tracks:
1. Gala XXV- A Symphonic Overture
2. Horizons West
3. Introduction and Fugato
4. March on an Irish Air
5. Prelude for Band
6. Windstar (Concert Overture)

“Smith Conducts Smith” – The Sacred Band Works -Vol. III
Tracks:
1. Anthem for Winds and Percussion
2. Greensleeves: A Symphonic Setting
3. Intrada: Adoration and Praise
4. Overture on an Early American Folk Hymn
5. Rejoice in Glorious Hope
6. symphonic Psalm

“Smith Conducts Smith” – Masterpieces – Vol. IV
Tracks:
1. Dance Prelude
2. Festival Variations
3. Jubilant Prelude
4. Moresca: A Symphonic Pantomime
5. Santiago Carnival
6. Shenandoah: A Sea Fantasy
7. Symphony No.1 for Band
Mvt. 1 Flourish
Mvt. 2 March
Mvt. 3 Lyric Song
Mvt. 4 Toccata

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Vol. I – Five hallmark composition of Claude T. Smith conducted by the composer! Originally released on LP record in the 1970’s, these historic recordings have been remastered and are now available on CD! The works on this CD are priceless … featuring Smith’s first five published compositions which are still vibrant, challenging, and relevant in the “classics” of band literature. Performed by the Tennessee Technological University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, these popular works are included: Acclamation, Citation March, Dramatic Prelude, Emperata Overture, Incidental Suite (I. Tarantella, II. Nocturne, III. Rondo)

Vol. II – Continuing the re-release of landmark recordings conducted by the composer, this disc features six outstanding Claude T. Smith works performed by two exemplary university bands! Originally released on LP record, these historic recordings have been remastered and are now available on CD! The vibrant sounds of the recording bands bring the music of Claude T. Smith to life. These works are some of Smith’s favorite compositions used regularly for festivals by school and community bands around the country. Performances by the University of Kansas Symphonic Band include Windstar: Concert Overture, and Gala XXV: A Symphonic Overture. The Southwestern State University Wind Ensemble performs Horizons West, Introduction and Fugato, March on an Irish Air, and Prelude for Band.

Vol. III – It is with great pride that we re-release this third album of works written, conducted, and recorded by Claude T. Smith. As a church musician conducting choirs, wind ensembles and orchestras for 25 years, Claude’s passion was to find unique harmonizations of inspirational hymns and setting the hymns in variation-to-theme form. Perfect for sacred and secular occasions. This disc features six Claude T. Smith sacred based works performed by two exemplary university bands, University of Kansas Symphonic Band and Southwestern State University Wind Symphony! Originally released on LP record, these historic recordings have been remastered and are now available on CD!

Vol. IV – Continuing the re-release of landmark recordings conducted by the composer, the masterpieces heard on this album are some of Claude’s most difficult works which challenge every section of the concert band. The demands on the band are expressed through masterful technique, driving and intricate rhythms, lyrical melodies, and unusual harmonies. With Smith’s leadership on the podium conducting the recording band, he was able to capture the intricate nuances that he was looking for while writing these pieces. This disc features seven magnificent Claude T. Smith works performed by two exemplary university bands, University of Kansas Symphonic Band and Southwestern State University Wind Symphony! Originally released on LP record, these historic recordings have been remastered and are now available on CD!

Winter CD Special