Emperata Overture for Flexible Ensemble
Bandworld Top 100 2021
Arranged by Joseph Earp
New! This is the composition that started it all! “Emperata Overture” is a wind band classic for concert and festival alike. The original publication of this work established Claude T. Smith’s use of the 7/8-time meter as his signature rhythmic device for instrumental ensembles. This flexible arrangement allows ensembles to perform the work with as few as fourteen musicians providing accessibility and flexibility for numerous instrumentation needs, while still allowing a full ensemble sound.